A Disastrous Quiz, or a Disaster Quiz?

A Disastrous Quiz, or a Disaster Quiz?

Apr 24, 2023

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With so much being said about the test of the emergency alert system in the UK yesterday, here is a quiz about major disasters. But could lives have been saved if people were made aware? Maybe not on the Titanic!

I hope you don't find this a disastrous quiz on disasters.

QUESTIONS

1. On Jan 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the town of Leogane, just 25km from the capital, Port-au-Prince, on which island nation killing at least 220,000 people?

2. In 1605 a group of Catholics led by Robert Catesby planted explosives in a London building in a bid to murder King James I. How is this terrorist attack better known?

3. Poisonous gas escaped from an chemical plant on 2-3 December 1984 in Bhopal, India, affecting over 500,000 people, what was the name of the company who ran the plant?

4. Which island was the scene of the world’s worst aviation disaster in March 1977 when two Jumbo-Jets collided, killing 583 people?

5. Pripyat is a town that was completely abandoned by its 50,000 inhabitants in 1986 after which accident?

6. In which Chinese city was the Covid-19 virus first detected in December 2019?

7. What oil spill disaster, the largest man-made disaster ever, in the Gulf of Mexico between April and July 20-10 spawned a 2016 film of the same name, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russel?

9. In what year did the Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia and Asia kill around 230,000 people when a 9.1 earthquake caused waves up to 30m high to hit the coastlines of the surrounding areas?

10. In which London park can be found a memorial to those killed by a co-ordinated terrorist attack on 7 July 2005?

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ANSWERS

1. On Jan 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the town of Leogane, just 25km from the capital, Port-au-Prince, on which island nation killing at least 220,000 people?
HAITI

2. In 1605 a group of Catholics led by Robert Catesby planted explosives in a London building in a bid to murder King James I. How is this terrorist attack better known?
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT (Guy Fawkes was one of the conspirators)

3. Poisonous gas escaped from an chemical plant on 2-3 December 1984 in Bhopal, India, affecting over 500,000 people, what was the name of the company who ran the plant?
UNION CARBIDE (Full name: Union Carbide India Limited)

4. Which island was the scene of the world’s worst aviation disaster in March 1977 when two Jumbo-Jets collided, killing 583 people?
TENERIFE

5. Pripyat is a town that was completely abandoned by its 50,000 inhabitants in 1986 after which accident?
CHERNOBYL REACTOR MELTDOWN

6. In which Chinese city was the Covid-19 virus first detected in December 2019?
WUHAN

7. What oil spill disaster, the largest man-made disaster ever, in the Gulf of Mexico between April and July 20-10 spawned a 2016 film of the same name, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russel?
DEEPWATER HORIZON

9. In what year did the Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia and Asia kill around 230,000 people when a 9.1 earthquake caused waves up to 30m high to hit the coastlines of the surrounding areas?
2004

10. In which London park can be found a memorial to those killed by a co-ordinated terrorist attack on 7 July 2005?
HYDE PARK

 

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