Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Natural Hazards and Diseases (Questions)

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