SCIE 3001
Multiple Choice O1 - Living Things
Multiple Choice O2 - Living Things
Multiple Choice O3 - Living Things
Multiple Choice O4 - Living Things
Multiple Choice O5 - Living Things
Multiple Choice O1 - Cycles and Seasons
Multiple Choice O1 - Natural Disasters
Multiple Choice O1 - Soils
Multiple Choice O1. Natural Resources and Conservation

Multiple Choice O1 - Natural Disasters

1. What is the best description of an earthquake?
  A. The ground vibrating
  B. The tectonic plates colliding
  C. The ground opening up
  D. Landslide
2. An example of a natural disaster is
  A. Disease epidemic
  B. An outbreak of food poisoning
  C. A hurricane
  D. Mine explosion
3. The majority of volcanoes are located in
  A. The Pacific ring of fire
  B. East Africa
  C. Hawaii
  D. Caribbean
4. Hurricanes often generate:
  A. High rates of injuries to people
  B. Ocean Currents
  C. Very heavy rainfall
  D. Agricultural soil erosion
5. When is the hurricane season?
  A. March-August
  B. June-November
  C. May-September
  D. July-October
6. What is the correct order for the formation of a hurricane?
  A. Storm, hurricane, disturbance, depression
  B. Disturbance, depression, storm, hurricane
  C. Depression, disturbance, storm, hurricane
  D. Hurricane, storm, depression, disturbance
7. Which two natural hazards have caused the most damage both in terms of loss of life and monetary losses over the past 40 years on a global scale?
  A. Hurricanes and volcanoes
  B. Hurricanes and floods
  C. Hurricanes and tornadoes
  D. Hurricanes and earthquakes
8. What causes a tsunami?
  A. An under sea earthquake
  B. A large earthquake
  C. Very high tides
  D. Hurricanes
9. Which natural disaster cannot be caused by shifting tectonic plates
  A. Avalanche
  B. Earthquake
  C. Volcanic eruption
  D. Hurricane
10. Atmospheric pressure in the center of a tropical cyclone is
  A. Very high because of converging winds
  B. Very high because of sinking warm air
  C. Very low because of rising warm air
  D. Very low because of dense sinking air
11.A hurricane may form when the sea surface temperature
  A. Drops below 20°C
  B. Rises above 10°C
  C. Rises above 27°C
  D. Drops below 15°C
12. The energy to create and sustain a hurricane comes mainly from
  A. Gravitational energy released by rainfall
  B. Cooling of rising air
  C. Winds
  D. Heat released on condensation of water vapour
13. In most hurricanes extensive death and destruction are caused mainly by
  A. Storm surges
  B. Rainfall
  C. Wind
  D. Both Rainfall and Wind
14. Earthquakes that occur along faults are created when
  A. Molten rock is erupted along the fault zone
  B. Water is squeezed out of rock and released along the fault
  C. Stress builds up until rocks break and the earth moves along fractures
  D. The weather is very hot
15. Energy that shakes the Earth during an earthquake comes from
  A. Gravity
  B. Shock waves
  C. Heat
  D. Solar energy
16. After an earthquake where you live, you should check around for
  A. Fire hazards
  B. Gas leaks
  C. Electrical wirng damage
  D. All of the above
17. Why do people tend to inhabit areas with high potential for volcanic eruption?
  A. These areas generally have fertile soils.
  B. These areas generally have beautiful settings and phenomena such as hot springs that attract people
  C. The period between major eruptions is generally so long that people become complacent about the dangers
  D. All of the above
18. Which of the following hazards to humans are related to volcanic eruptions?
  A. Burial by volcanic-generated mudflows
  B. Asphyxiation from volcanic gases
  C. Being struck by pyroclastic debris
  D. All of the above
19. The two most frequent causes of death from volcanic eruptions are
  A. Lava flows and suffocation from volcanic gases
  B. Famine and debris avalanches
  C. Pyroclastic flows and tsunami
  D. Debris avalanches and earthquakes
20. The main driving force of land slides is
  A. Gravity
  B. Earth's rotation
  C. Faulting
  D. Water level
21. Water plays a critical role in slope stability, because
  A. It can reduce the cohesion of sediment or rock
  B. Its absorption by clay minerals weakens them
  C. Its weight adds to that of the sediment or rock in which it lies
  D. All the above
22. Hurricanes are
  A. High pressure systems that bring a lot of wind and rain
  B. Low pressure storms that form over warm ocean water
  C. Small, powerful systems that bring wind and rain
  D. Low pressure storms that form over Africa
23. The air pressure within the eye of a hurricane is
  A. Lower than outside the eye
  B. Higher than outside the eye
  C. Same as outside the eye
  D. Can be higher or lower than outside the eye depending on its strength
24. Which of the following best describes the order of development of a hurricane?
  A. Tropical storm, tropical depression, hurricane, tropical disturbance
  B. Tropical disturbance, tropical storm, tropical depression, hurricane
  C. Tropical depression, tropical storm, tropical disturbance, hurricane
  D. Tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane
25. What is a tropical depression?
  A. Any low pressure area in the tropics
  B. Any low pressure area over the ocean
  C. Tropical cyclone with sustained winds less then 63 kph
  D. A person having a bad day in the tropics
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