How much do you know about natural disasters in the U.S.?
Here’s a little quiz to test your mettle. Answers are at the bottom of the page. No fair peeking.
- Each year California gets about ______ earthquakes large enough to cause moderate damage to structures. a. 2-3 b. 10-11 c. 20-25. d. 30-35.
- About ______ of Americans do not have an emergency preparedness plan. a. 76%% b. 66% c. 46% d. 36%
- Emergency shelters save approximately ______ lives a year in the U.S. a. 2,000 b. 5,000. c. 10,000 d. 15,000
- Yearly the US averages about 1,000 tornadoes and about 100,000 _____. a. hurricanes b. cyclones c. floods d. thunderstorms
- Based on a 10-year average, which two natural disasters have caused the greatest loss of life? a. Tornadoes and heat b. Hurricanes and flooding c. Hurricanes and lightening d. Tornadoes and lightning
- According to the CDC, _______ kills an average of 79 people a year and injures 300 more. a. tornadoes b. lightning c. flooding d. hurricanes
- Which of the following claims is NOT true? a. Lightning kills more males than females. b. In 1995, a Chicago heat wave killed 739 people. c. Two hurricanes can combine to make a stronger storm. d. Of 281 hurricanes that hit the U.S. in the last 150 years, 114 of them hit in Florida.
- _____ are the most widespread natural disaster in the United States. a. Floods b. Hurricanes c. Tornadoes d. Mudslides
- Due to its proximity to the equator, Florida receives more than ____ times more UV exposure than Maine receives. a. 25 b. 50 c. 100 d. 1,000
- Throughout the world there are approximately 500,000 earthquakes a year, ____ are strong enough to cause damage. a. 100 b. 500 c. 1,000 d. 10,000
- Of course, Alaska is our coldest state, but which states are number two and three? a. North Dakota & Minnesota b. North Dakota & Maine c. Maine & New Hampshire d. Minnesota and Vermont
Just thought you should know. ®
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