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1 Your Ship Is Slowing!
Just picture the scene! Chaos all around, the ship's leaning dangerously to port in a force 20 gale rounding The Horn and some bright little spark decides it's his job to say this to the Captain! Here's a 'broadsides' look at some old Naval disasters.
Average
10 Q
skumma
Aug 02 09
1665 plays
2 Chernobyl: Anatomy of a disaster
In an almost ironic twist of fate, the greatest nuclear disaster of the 20th century was caused by a test designed to check and improve the reactor's safety. Do you remember what went wrong that fateful night?
Very Difficult
10 Q
WesleyCrusher
Jun 11 12
291 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 Q
adams627
Feb 24 11
438 plays
4 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 Q
looney_tunes
Jun 12 10
8628 plays
5 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.
Average
10 Q
kyleisalive
Aug 12 13
1557 plays
6 Fifteen Minutes to Meltdown
Nuclear power is a thing of the future, however, there have been several setbacks in our quest to harvest the power of the atom. Test your knowledge of these nuclear or radiation accidents from around the world.
Difficult
10 Q
LeoDaVinci
Feb 22 11
450 plays
7 The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
Experts say it could only happen once every 500 years, but on April 3-4, 1974, everything came together to create one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S, history. Here's a look at what happened and what was learned.
Tough
15 Q
Oddball
Jun 03 07
705 plays
8 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 Q
looney_tunes
May 13 12
738 plays
9 The Cause of the Problem
Disasters at sea are not new, and unfortunately are not a thing of the past, either. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, but was the iceberg the cause? We won't go into that here, but we will look at what caused a number of other maritime tragedies.
Average
10 Q
spanishliz
Sep 18 13
324 plays
10 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 Q
dcpddc478
Nov 10 10
321 plays
11 Tsunami: A Wave of Destruction
A tsunami is a large destructive wave usually caused by seismic activity, that can be among the most catastrophic of all natural disasters. How much do you know about this liquid disaster?
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Mar 26 11
585 plays
12 Great Balls of Fire!
Fires are often overlooked in history - and yet they have proved again and again that they are a destructive force to be reckoned with, often shaping history into what it is. How much do you know about these famous historical flames?
Tough
10 Q
thegogga
Dec 12 08
966 plays
13 Luxury Cruise of Doom!
Not all rides on ships are pleasure cruises, even if they started out that way. Here are some questions about some ships that now reside in Davy Jones Locker.
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10 Q
dcpddc478
Aug 12 11
549 plays
14 The Johnstown Flood
What happens when over 60 rich men found their own exclusive club during the late 1800s? For Johnstown, Pennsylvania, it meant the death of over 2,200 people, the largest loss of American civilian lives on a single day until 9/11/2001.
Average
15 Q
illiniman14
Oct 10 09
360 plays
15 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 Q
Leah457
Mar 21 07
1842 plays
16 Aspiring Fires
Fires have minds of their own, and it comes as no surprise that in their reckless destruction they seek to be the biggest, most dangerous they can be. See if you can recall these major fires from history. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
kyleisalive
Jun 15 13
315 plays
17 Train of Thought
Just some assorted trivia on various train disasters from around the world. All aboard!
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Sep 01 11
342 plays
18 Fire at the Coconut Grove
The fire at the Coconut Grove Nightclub was a disaster in terms of dead but also in how it influenced safety regulations and psychological studies.
Tough
10 Q
Rehaberpro
Mar 31 10
378 plays
19 Ring of Fire - Natural Disasters
Team quiz by Phoenix Rising
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 Q
tazman6619
Feb 24 13
405 plays
20 You've Got Hail!
You think you've got hail? Check out these times when they really and truly had hail!
Tough
10 Q
looney_tunes
Sep 07 09
327 plays
21 The New Madrid Earthquake
The largest earthquake in the United States did not take place in California but in the Midwest. This quiz covers some of the facts about that event.
Average
10 Q
Rehaberpro
Mar 22 09
537 plays
22 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 Q
funnytrivianna
Feb 02 10
366 plays
23 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 Q
dcpddc478
Mar 30 12
306 plays
24 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 Q
Oddball
Apr 28 00
3144 plays
25 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 Q
dcpddc478
Aug 16 11
561 plays
26 Disaster
There have been plenty of disastrous cyclones in Australia's history. All these cyclones share their name with someone famous. Can you make the right match, or will this quiz end in disaster?
Average
10 Q
lones78
Apr 13 11
399 plays
27 Rock Me Pamadeus
Pam has spent the past few years performing Mozart's Violin Concerto #12 in several different countries. Unfortunately, not only the audience quakes - the earth does as well!
Average
10 Q
beergirllaura
May 01 12
237 plays
28 Hell and High Water--the Flood of '97
In April 1997, along the Minnesota-North Dakota state line, a flood of record proportions occurred. This quiz is about that natural disaster. The title is from a book about the flood from which much of this information comes.
Average
20 Q
austinnene
Feb 10 08
345 plays
29 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 Q
cag1970
May 30 02
4926 plays
30 Woosh!
Gushing waters have caused large-scale destruction in the form of either floods or tsunamis. This quiz takes a look at some of these flash points.
Average
10 Q
zorba_scank
Sep 15 13
162 plays
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