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Disaster Preparedness Quiz

Welcome to the Emergency Preparedness Quiz for families. Please complete the quiz questions
together as a family, discussing the items as needed. The point of the quiz is not to get the right answers
but to provide your family with an opportunity to discuss and prepare yourselves. When you are
complete, email it to your Learning Mentor. There are multiple choice questions as well as open-ended
questions.

Earthquake
What best describes an "earthquake"?
_Sudden movement along the earth's surface
_Huge collision of earth's plates
_Violent shaking or motion of the earth's surface

What is one of the most important actions to take before an earthquake?
_Locate safe spots in each room
_Move to higher ground
_Place large items in high places

How do you stay safe during an earthquake?
_If inside when the shaking starts, move no more than a few steps, drop to the ground, cover and hold on
_If outside, find a clear spot and drop to the ground
_Both of the above

The first action I will take after an earthquake is...
_...to expect after-shocks
_...to beware of fires
_...both of the above

What plans does your family have for when an earthquake occurs?
(Open-ended question)

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_..prepare my floating rubber boat _.. Disaster Preparedness Quiz Flood Which of the following should you pay attention to before a flood? _A dam break _Prolonged rainfall over several days _Both of the above What is one of the most important actions to take before a flood? _Prepare an emergency kit _Bulk together staple food _Make a canoe How do you stay safe during a flood? _Put on your swimming suit _Climb to higher ground _Ask a member from a rescue team to stay with you The first action I will take after a flood is..help myself... then others _...stay away from my flooded house What plans does your family have for when a flood occurs? Page 2 ..

like a thunderstorm What is one of the most important actions to take before a landslide? _Make a brick barrier in front of the house _Prepare sandbags _Be alert to changes and patterns in the land How do you stay safe during a landslide? _Go outside to observe the landslide _Get out of the landslide's path _Both of the above What plans does your family have for when a landslide occurs? (Open-ended question) Page 3 . Disaster Preparedness Quiz Landslides Why do landslides occur? _Because of heavy rainfall. or during an earthquake or volcanic eruption _Because of land mismanagement or improper land use _Both of the above Which of the following should you pay attention to before a landslide? _An unusual sound that indicates moving debris _The sound of water flowing _A loud sound from the sky.

Disaster Preparedness Quiz Volcanic Eruptions Which of the following should you pay attention to before a volcanic eruption? _Frequent ejection of volcanic ash _Frequent earthquakes _Decreased ambient temperature What is one of the most important actions to take before a volcanic eruption? _Cover your garden with soil _Keep goggles and a dust mask handy _Read about volcanic eruptions in text books How do you stay safe during a volcanic eruption? _Evacuate to lower ground _Evacuate or take shelter _Wear goggles and a dust mask The first action I will take after a volcanic eruption is.. _Stay inside _Protect my lungs and eyes from volcanic ash _Both of the above What plans does your family have for when a volcanic eruptions occurs? (Open-ended question) Page 4 ..

Disaster Preparedness Quiz General Preparedness What is NOT one of the four steps you can take to help your family be prepared for emergencies? _Eat your vegetables _Put together an emergency kit _Make a plan _Be informed _Get involved Which of the following is NOT an important part of an emergency supply kit? _Flashlight _Batteries _Water _Video Games How much water should you have in your Emergency Kit? _One small water bottle for each person _One gallon for the whole family _One gallon of water per person per day _One gallon of water for the family per day In an emergency. what number should you dial to contact the police and fire department? _911 _111 _711 _311 Page 5 . what should you have available to hear news and official reports about what is occurring? _A hand-crank/battery-powered radio _A CD player _A board game _DVD player What should a family communications plan include? _Information about how your family would get in touch with each other during an emergency _Where your family would meet _How your family would remain in contact _All of the above How quickly can a fire spread through a house? _10 minutes _As little as five minutes _30 minutes _45 minutes In an emergency.

Disaster Preparedness Quiz Your Family Plans Describe your family's communication plans during an emergency (Open-ended question) Describe your family's emergency kits and where you keep them (Open-ended question) Page 6 .