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Disasters
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1 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 Q
Eraucci
Mar 24 15
141 plays
2 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
9123 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
465 plays
4 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
1767 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 Q
looney_tunes
May 13 12
804 plays
6 My Date With Disaster
Let's go back in time to some historical dates that, quite frankly, we should probably avoid.
Very Easy
10 Q
merylfederman
May 03 12
2568 plays
7 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.
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Dec 10 14
789 plays
8 Train of Thought
Just some assorted trivia on various train disasters from around the world. All aboard!
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Sep 01 11
381 plays
9 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
1965 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
348 plays
11 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
444 plays
12 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
3171 plays
13 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
375 plays
14 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
582 plays
15 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
4974 plays
16 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
330 plays
17 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 Q
Oddball
Feb 15 00
4683 plays
18 Events That Shocked Nations
A quiz containing 10 questions on tragedies that have happened worldwide
Average
10 Q
Eagle9a
Feb 16 10
2952 plays
19 Deadly Disasters
I'll describe the event, you choose the answer that best fits the description.
Average
10 Q
nmerr
Dec 20 14
450 plays
20 It's a Greasy, Oily Mess
Team quiz by The NEW PATRIOTS
What are the repercussions of oil spills and other oil mishaps? Are most of us aware how often they actually occur? What has been done to protect our environment? Here are a few questions on these events.
Tough
10 Q
dcpddc478
Mar 04 14
270 plays
21 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"...
Tough
10 Q
Spaudrey
Jan 16 15
234 plays
22 Mother Nature & History
Ten instances where Mother Nature had significant impact on human history.
Average
10 Q
wjames
Dec 08 13
636 plays
23 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 Q
Triviaballer
Aug 09 09
861 plays
24 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 Q
FuzzyElf
Jul 29 09
657 plays
25 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 Q
nikshijay
Sep 20 04
3501 plays
26 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 Q
suomy
Mar 04 13
492 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 Q
nmerr
Aug 25 11
672 plays
28 Natural Disasters in World History
Encounters with Mother Nature can be very unpleasant. Here are some examples.
Tough
10 Q
Oddball
Feb 19 00
3294 plays
29 Man Made Disasters 3
More disasters stemming from the hand of man.
Difficult
10 Q
Oddball
Apr 19 00
3027 plays
30 More Natural Disasters In World History
How do you make God laugh? Make a plan. Here are more examples of divine retribution on a global scale.
Difficult
10 Q
Oddball
Apr 19 00
1806 plays
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* The deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history claimed over 6,000 lives due to this...
* The third greatest tornado outbreak the U.S. occurred in 1965 during this religious holiday.
* The loudest noise ever in recorded world history occurred with the demolition of this landmass.
* Which of the following states was NOT affected by the 1925 'Tri State' tornado?
* 'Pyroclastic flow' was responsible for the annihilation of this city, the worst death toll from a volcano in the 20th century._____________.


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