Natural Disasters

Earthquakes, volcanos, and hurricanes, oh my

1. Which of the following locations is a super-volcano?
Yellowstone National Park
Mt Rainier
Iceland
Mt Kilimanjaro
2. The last major super-volcano eruption - 75,000 years ago - killed about which % of the world's humans?
0%
1%
5%
60%
3. Which was the deadliest hurricane in US History?
Katrina
Galveston Hurricane of 1900
Andrew
Camille
4. Over 1500 people died in Hurricane Katrina amid government bungling. What did President Bush say to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency?
"You're fired"
"Get your ass down there"
"Don't worry, we can still be friends"
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job"
5. Which European city was almost entirely destroyed by a combination earthquake/fire/tsunami in 1755?
Lisbon
Rome
Barcelona
Athens
6. About how many people died in the December 26, 2004 tsunami?
30,000
300,000
3,000,000
30,000,000
7. The Great Chilean earthquake of 1960 was the largest earthquake ever recorded. What did it score on the Richter scale?
8.9
9.5
10.1
11.0
8. In 1908 an asteroid exploded near the Earth's surface with the force of a 15 megaton nuclear weapon. Where did it strike?
New Mexico
Siberia
South Pacific
Pakistan
9. Not counting pandemics, the two deadliest natural disasters on record were both:
Floodings of the Yellow River in China
Monsoons in India
Hurricanes in Bangladesh
Earthquakes in Pakistan
10. In 1974, the so-called "Super Outbreak" struck the United States. What was it?
Legionnaires' disease
An outbreak of tornados
Flooding caused by broken levees
A dance craze

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