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Multiple Choice Questions on Disaster Management

1. An active volcano Mauna Loa is located in:
a. Hawaii, USA
b. Brazil
c. Japan
d. None of the above

2. Which of the following diseases appeared as public health concern in the last quarter of 20th century
a. HIV
b. Ebola virus
c. Escherichia coli O157:H7
d. All of the above

3. A disease that becomes unusually widespread and even global in its reach is referred to as
a. Epidemic
b. Pandemic
c. Spanish flu
d. Hyperendemic

4. Zika virus is related to which of the following diseases
a. Dengue
b. Yellow fever
c. Japanese encephalitis
d. All of the above

5. Which of the following volcanoes is known for its most destructive volcanic eruption in recorded history
a. Mount Kilimanjaro
b. Mauna Loa
c. Krakatoa
d. Mount St Helens

6. Bhopal Gas Disaster is a kind of
a. Natural disaster
b. Manmade disaster
c. None of the above

7. What is Ring of Fire?
a. Belt of volcanoes in the Circum Pacific region
b. Belt of volcanoes in the mid-continental region
c. Belt of volcanoes in the mid-atlantic region
d. None of the above

8. Which of the following rivers in Tripura experience tide
a. Gumti
b. Fenny
c. Howra
d. Khowai

9. Which of the following buildings of Tripura are identified as vulnerable to earthquake
a. MBB College

b. Nir Mahal
c. Ujjayanta Palace
d. All of the above

10. Who is known as the father of modern seismology
a. Charles Richter
b. R.D. Oldham
c. W.M. Davis
d. None of the above.

11. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is headed by
a. Prime Minister of India
b. President of India
c. Governor of States
d. Chief Minister of States

12. Volcanoes are generally found where
a. Intraplates pull apart or are coming together
b. Tectonic plates pull apart or are coming together
c. Earth’s crust pull apart or are coming together
d. None of these pull apart or are coming together

13. Volcanic erupted material when inside the hill/earth/mountain it is called
a. Lava
b. Magma
c. Lahars
d. None of these

14. International Tsunami information Center is located in

  1. (A) Honolulu
  2. (B) Goa
  3. (C) Jakarta
  4. (D) Puducherry

15. Which of the following is not a man-made hazard?

  1. (a) Leakage of Toxic waste
  2. (b) Wars and Civil Strife
  3. (c) Drought
  4. (d)Environmental pollution

16. Cyclones occurring in North Atlantic ocean are called

  1. (a) Typhoon
  2. (b) Hurricanes
  3. (c) Tornado
  4. (d) None of the above

17. High intensity and long duration of rainfall in Tripura causes —

  1. (a) Earthquakes
  2. (b) Floods
  3. (c) Landslides
  4. (d) Cyclone

18. Most of the Principal rivers in Tripura meets with which river of Bangladesh
A. Meghna
B. Titas
C. Padma
D. None of the above

19. The vector of zika virus is
A. Aedes egypti
B. Aedes albopictus
C. Both a &b
D. Different species of mosquitoes

20. Generally the number on Richter Scale ranges between –

  1. (A) 0 and 6
  2. (B) 0 and 9
  3. (C) 1 to 5
  4. (D) 1 to 12

21. Disaster Management includes:
a. Mitigation
b. Reconstruction
c. Rehabilitation
d. All of the above

22. Tsunami’s can occur only during
a. Evening
b. Afternoon
c. Any time of the day or night
d. Morning

23. United Nations disaster management team are responsible for solving problems resulting from disaster in
a. Asia
b. Africa
c. Australia
d. All continents

24. In India National Institute of Disaster Management is located at
a. Manipur
b. Punjab
c. Hyderabad
d. New Delhi

25. The Disaster Management Act was made in
a. 2006
b. 2003
c. 2005
d. 2009

26. Effective hazard management largely rely on
a. Govt. agencies
b. Emergency responses
c. Pre-disaster planning
d. Volcanoes

27. Which of the following is seasonally related hazard
a. Earthquake
b. Volcanic eruption
c. Terrorist attack
d. None of the above

28. The level of harm by a hazard is governed by
a. Magnitude of the hazard
b. Frequency of the hazard
c. Intensity at the impact point
d. All of the above

29. Which of the following is not an atmospheric hazard
a. Epidemic in human
b. Hail
c. Heavy rainfall

d. hurricanes

30. The level of risk of a disaster depends on
a. Nature of the hazard
b. Vulnerability of the elements which are affected
c. Economic value of the elements which are affected
d. All of the above

31. The extent to which a community ,structure , services or geographic area is likely to be damaged or disrupted by the impact of particular hazard is termed as
a. Capacity
b. Vulnerability
c. Risk
d. Hazard assessment

32. The Richter scale expresses an earthquakes
a. Magnitude
b. Location
c. Duration
d. Depth

33. The point of the earth’s surface directly above the point where an earthquake occurs is called the:
a. Focus
b. Epicenter
c. Fracture
d. Fault

34. Which of the following is a man-made disaster
a. Terrorism
b. Major fire
c. Pollution
d. All of the above

35. Vulnerability analysis comes in which part of the Disaster Management Cycle
a. Mitigation
b. Preparedness
c. Response
d. Recovery

36. Floods can be prevented by
a. Afforestation
b. Cutting the forest
c. Tilling the land
d. Removing the top soil

37. Bhopal Gas Disaster is a kind of
d. Natural disaster
e. Manmade disaster
f. None of the above

38. The word disaster comes from

  1. A) Greek word
  2. B) Latin word
  3. C) French word
  4. D) German

39. High vulnerability and high hazard are associated with

  1. A) Low disaster risk
  2. B) medium disaster risk
  3. C) high disaster risk
  4. D) None of the above

40. Which of the following organization is the apex authority of disaster management in India?

  1. A) NDA
  2. B) NDMA
  3. C) CDMA
  4. D) INDR

41. Which of the following is not a component of disaster management cycle?

  1. A) Preparedness
  2. B) Response
  3. C) Construction
  4. D) Recovery

42. The Bhopal Gas disaster occurred in

  1. A) 1986
  2. B) 2003
  3. C) 1984
  4. D) 2009

43. Which of the following groups of people is more vulnerable in the event of disaster?
A) Men, boys, old people
B) Men, women, boys
C) Women, children, old people
D) None of the above

44. The instrument which records earthquake wave is called

  1. A) Climograph
  2. B) Seismograph
  3. C) Hythergraph
  4. D) None of the above

45. Which is known as seismic wave ?

  1. A) Tsunami
  2. B) Hurricane
  3. C) El Nino
  4. D) Typhoon

46. The name of the largest active volcano in the world is
A) Mauna Lao in Hawaii
B) Mount Fuji in Japan
C) Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
D) None of the above

47. Latur earthquake occurred in

  1. A) 1991
  2. B) 1992
  3. C) 1993
  4. D) 1994

48. Which wave of the earthquake produces rolling effect along the surface?

  1. A) P wave
  2. B) S wave
  3. C) L wave
  4. D) none of the above

49. Which of the following is known as the light house of the Mediterranean sea?

  1. A) Vesuvius
  2. B) Stromboli
  3. C) Krakatoa
  4. D) Popa

50. Which country is known as the most forest fire prone country in the world ?

  1. A) Uganda
  2. B) Canada
  3. C) Australia
  4. D) India

51. The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 in Ukraine was a case of

  1. A) Epidemic disaster
  2. B) Toxic gas disaster
  3. C) Nuclear disaster
  4. D) None of the above

52. What is it called when a large number of people in a community get a disease at the same time ?

  1. A) Influx
  2. B) Black death
  3. C) Epidemic
  4. D) Pandemic

53. Zika virus is spread by

  1. A) Rat
  2. B) Mosquito
  3. C) Fly
  4. D) Pig

54. In India, Cyclone is tracked through which satellite?
A) INSAT
B) IRS
C) Ocean SAT
D) None of the above

55. Intensity of an earthquake is measured by
A) Modified Mercalli scale
B) Richter scale
C) Seismograph
D) None of the above

56. About 2/3rd of the cyclones that occur in the Indian coastline occur in the
A) Bay of Bengal
B) Coastal area of south India
C) Coastal area of west India
D) None of the above

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