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Trivia Quiz - Natural Disasters


This is a quiz on the different types of Natural Disasters throughout the world. I'll simply describe a disaster and you tell me what the name of the disaster is.

Quiz Number: 4801
Date Submitted: November 02, 2012
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: dartjock
Average Score: 52.6 percent
Times Taken: 133 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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Natural Disasters

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1. What is it called when there's a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates Seismic waves that are measured on the Richter Scale?
  A.   A Volcano
  B.   An Aftershock
  C.   An Earthquake
  D.   A Tremor

2. What is it called when there are a series of waves caused by the displacement of a large body of water due to underwater explosions?
  A.   A Maritime Surge
  B.   A Tsunami
  C.   A Flood
  D.   A Typhoon

3. What is a violently, twisting, rotating column of air with wind speeds under 110 mph called?
  A.   A Tornado
  B.   A Dust Devil
  C.   A Monsoon
  D.   A Hurricane

4. What is it called when there is an area of closed, circular fluid rotating in the same direction as the Earth?
  A.   A Monsoon
  B.   A Tornado
  C.   A Tsunami
  D.   A Cyclone

5. What Natural Disaster can leave behind Ash, that when mixed with rain, can form a concrete like substance?
  A.   Forest Fire
  B.   A Volcano
  C.   A Dust Devil
  D.   Lightning

6. What is the difference between a Hurricane, Cyclone, and Typhoon?
  A.   Rotation of air
  B.   Storm Size
  C.   Wind Speeds
  D.   Nothing

7. What is it called when a large, unstable volume of Earth drops down an incline?
  A.   An Avalanche
  B.   A Rockslide
  C.   A Landslide
  D.   A Mudslide

8. What is caused when there is a chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or the suffosion process in Sandstone?
  A.   A Sinkhole
  B.   An Earthquake
  C.   A Volcano
  D.   A Landslide

9. The largest earthquake ever recorded in history happened in 1960 with a Magnitude of 9.5 killing approximately 1,655 people in what country?
  A.   China
  B.   Chile
  C.   United States
  D.   Japan

10. What causes an Avalanche?
  A.   Melting Snow
  B.   Gunshots
  C.   Animals
  D.   All the Above


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