Natural Hazards and Diseases
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Natural Hazards and Diseases

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A tsunami is an example of a natural hazard. Colossal tsunami waves travel across oceans at speeds of up to 500mph (800kmh). Tsunami is a Japanese word which literally translates to 'harbor wave'.

Test your knowledge in our science quiz on Natural Hazards and Diseases.

1.
The HIV virus can lead to which disease?
AIDS
Bird flu
Mad cow disease
Scarlet fever
In Africa over 1 million people are infected with HIV every year
2.
Tropical storms in the Caribbean have what name?
Cyclones
Hurricanes
Mistrals
Typhoons
They are called cyclones in the Indian Ocean
3.
Beri beri and rickets are caused by lack of what?
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Starch
Vitamins
Beri beri is lack of vitamin B, Rickets lack of vitamin D
4.
Which MEDC is not at risk from tropical storms?
Australia
Japan
Portugal
USA
5.
What is the common name for Bilharzia?
Black fever
Dengue fever
Snail fever
Swamp fever
Tropical snail larvae work their way into the body through the feet!
6.
Which disease is not caused by drinking dirty water?
Cholera
Hepatitis
Typhoid
Yellow fever
7.
Which type of mosquito spreads malaria?
Female anopheles
Female mephistopheles
Male amorphous
Male anaphylactic
They breed in stagnant, still water - ditches, swamps etc.
8.
What are tropical storms called in the region of the Pacific Ocean?
Chinooks
Dust devils
Tycoons
Typhoons
9.
Malaria and which other disease are caused by mosquitoes?
Enteritis
Sleeping sickness
Smallpox
Yellow fever
Sleeping sickness is caused by tsetse flies
10.
What is the calm center of a hurricane called?
The core
The eye
The hub
The swirl
Author:  Jan Crompton

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