Natural Disasters
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What is a natural disaster?

    answer choices

    A red letter day

    A bad thing caused by a bad person

    An event that causes suffering brought on by nature

    An event that causes suffering brought on by an enemy

  • Question 2
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    What are some natural disasters?

    answer choices

    A war

    hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and rain

    hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and volcanoes

    A very bad day

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is a giant storm that begins at sea, sometimes crashes into land, and is given a name?

    answer choices

    Hurricane

    Tornado

    Tsunami

    Earthquake

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Where is a safe place to be during an earthquake?

    answer choices

    Outside

    On the roof of your house

    In a bathtub

    In a doorway

  • Question 5
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    What are giant ocean-going waves that are caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruptions called?

    answer choices

    Tsunamis

    Earthquake

    Tornadoes

    Hurricanes

  • Question 6
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    What is the device called that uses special weights and magnetic fields to measure the movement of the ground?

    answer choices

    Barometer

    Speedometer

    Seismograph

    Telegraph

  • Question 7
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    What natural disaster occurs over 1,000 times a day, but is usually too small for people to notice?

    answer choices

    Earthquakes

    Tsunamis

    Tornadoes

    Volcano eruptions

  • Question 8
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    Name the natural disaster that has strong winds, but does NOT start in the ocean?

    answer choices

    Tornadoes

    Hurricanes

    Tsunamis

    Earthquakes

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the Richter Scale?

    answer choices

    A system of measuring the wind

    A system of measuring the depth of the ocean

    A system of measuring the height of volcanoes

    A system of measuring the strength of earthquakes

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who invented the Richter Scale?

    answer choices

    Charles Richter

    Richard RIchter

    Robert Richter

    Charlene Richter

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Who is Herbert Saffir?

    answer choices

    A civil engineer

    Found a way to build inexpensive housing in hurricane zones

    Created a scale to measure the strength of hurricanes

    All of these answers are correct

  • Question 12
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    Who is Robert Simpson?

    answer choices

    Former director of the National Hurricane Center

    Former director of the National Tornado Center

    Former director of the National Earthquake Center

    Former director of the National Tsunami Center

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