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1
Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed's book with this title, published in 1919, was about the October (1917) Revolution in Russia, an event which figuratively shook the world. This quiz is about events that literally shook the world - earthquakes and their aftermaths.
Average (10 qns)
looney_tunes
10137 plays
2
It's a Disaster!

History is rife with hardships and disaster, but such tragedy is life. Take a look back at some of the most influential disasters, natural and man-made, between 1980 and 2010, and never forget.
Easy (10 qns)
kyleisalive
2259 plays
3
Fifteen Minutes of Germ Warfare

Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice. Researching, I've learned of other possibilities, all of which could suffice.
Tough (10 qns)
adams627
522 plays
4
My Date With Disaster

Let's go back in time to some historical dates that, quite frankly, we should probably avoid.
Very Easy (10 qns)
merylfederman
3444 plays
5
Lamentations

These events all caused lamentations among those who suffered through them, and those who lost loved ones due to the forces of nature or the actions of humans.
Easy (10 qns)
looney_tunes
1017 plays
6
Ring of Fire - Natural Disasters

The Ring of Fire is a name given to the region surrounding the Pacific Ocean where volcanic and seismic activity is greatly concentrated. This quiz will focus on natural disasters related to this region.
Average (10 qns)
tazman6619
492 plays
7
Man Made Disasters In World History II

Man aspires to reach beyond himself. This quiz looks at what happens when he reaches too far.
Tough (15 qns)
Oddball
3231 plays
8
The Tragedy of the Cult at Jonestown

The events that took place at Jonestown helped shape society's definition of a cult- this is my tribute to those that died.
Average (10 qns)
Leah457
2109 plays
9
Famous Disasters

Nature and technology sometimes conspire against man, with catastrophic results. Now is your chance to test your knowledge of some of the most famous disasters on record.
Difficult (15 qns)
cag1970
5070 plays
10
Dream Weavers' Nightmares

Mother Nature can wreak havoc all over the globe. Whether she alters things through storms, disasters or other naturally occurring events, she certainly leaves her mark!
Tough (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
405 plays
11
Train of Thought

Just some assorted trivia on various train disasters from around the world. All aboard!
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
495 plays
12
Mining Disasters Around the World

Mining for anything underground has always been one of the most dangerous professions in the world. This quiz will include different kinds of incidents from around the world.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
411 plays
13
Man Made Disasters in World History I

With all the wonders man has created to better his world, sometimes there must come a price. Test yourself on these examples of man overreaching himself.
Difficult (15 qns)
Oddball
4743 plays
14
What a Disaster!

There are many types of natural disasters. Mother Nature, while usually showing its beautiful side, can also be very frightening and can wreak havoc when she causes a natural disaster. Here are some examples of the wrath of Mother Nature.
Easy (10 qns)
dcpddc478
1170 plays
15
Events That Shocked Nations

A quiz containing 10 questions on tragedies that have happened worldwide
Average (10 qns)
Eagle9a
3237 plays
16
Deadly Disasters

I'll describe the event, you choose the answer that best fits the description.
Average (10 qns)
nmerr
516 plays
17
Disasters in the U.S.

All multiple choice on some disasters in the U.S. This should be fairly easy. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Tough (10 qns)
Nightmare
2760 plays
18
In a New York Minute

While a New York Minute is a hard-to-define amount of time, one can agree it doesn't last very long. These ten Q's deal with disasters that moments before, all was right with the world. Then suddenly...in a "New York Minute"...
Average (10 qns)
Spaudrey
273 plays
19
Mayday! Mayday!

The word 'mayday' is a code word used internationally in life-threatening situations. This quiz tests players' knowledge of the term and several maritime and aviation disasters. Best of luck!
Average (10 qns)
Triviaballer
921 plays
20
Nothing Like a Good Pandemic

Disease, death, pandemics: the things dreams are made of, right? Well, maybe not, but they can be fascinating. Anyway, that's what this quiz is about, so buckle up and let's go!
Average (10 qns)
FuzzyElf
681 plays
21
This is Your Captain Speaking

Shipwrecks are some of the most deadly disasters in history. Listen... This is your captain speaking.
Average (10 qns)
Verne47
Jan 29 16
480 plays
22
Great Disasters

I am an avid reader of non-fiction, so I decided to create a quiz of catastrophic disasters, both natural and man-made, around the world. Some are old, some recent. Let me know what you think.
Average (25 qns)
nikshijay
3684 plays
23
Slow as Molasses in January

Have you ever heard of Boston's Great Molasses Flood? It was quite a unique disaster! Take this quiz to learn all about it.
Tough (10 qns)
Eraucci
165 plays
24
Mother Nature & History

Ten instances where Mother Nature had significant impact on human history.
Average (10 qns)
wjames
693 plays
25
Where the Sun Don't Shine

Here is a quiz on some of the strangest or most destructive blizzards in recorded history. Some of these may surprise you. And you can be sure that when there is a blizzard going on there is no sunshine.
Tough (10 qns)
dcpddc478
357 plays
26
How Did You Survive?

As with most living things, in my opinion, the fight to survive can be taught, but the desire to survive is something that cannot. It comes from deep inside. It is an instinct that has evolved from the beginning of time.
Average (10 qns)
chris1162
Jun 28 16
312 plays
27
What Went Wrong?

Many disasters, natural and man-made, have occurred over the past decades. But why did they occur? Could they have been prevented? Take this quiz and find out.
Average (10 qns)
nmerr
702 plays
28
Natural Disasters in World History

Encounters with Mother Nature can be very unpleasant. Here are some examples.
Tough (10 qns)
Oddball
3348 plays
29
Bridge Over Troubled Water

A bridge is any structure erected to provide passage over a gap or barrier such as a river or roadway. There are bridges for cars, trains, and pedestrians. All of them can fail, with deadly results.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
1122 plays
30
Naturally Disastrous

Not a very cheery topic, although it is a bit of an eye-opener and still very relevant today. Let's have a look back in time.
Average (10 qns)
suomy
522 plays
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