Disaster Management and Mitigation Mid - I, September - 2014

1.Which of the following place is unlikely to be affected by a cyclone
  • Chennai
  • Manglore
  • Amritsar
  • Puri
Answer: D
2.An example for tectonic disaster?
  • Avalanches
  • cyclones
  • earthquakes
  • floods
Answer: C
3.Seismic waves are recorded by an instrument called?
  • Seismograph
  • Richter scale
  • barometer
  • thermostat
Answer: B
4.Drought occurs
  • When rain fall is very high
  • When rain fall is just average one
  • When rain sets in late
  • When there are not rains to grow crops
Answer: D
5.The month of cyclone is
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
Answer: C
6.A natural hazard is
  • A flood, earthquake or similar unpredictable natural event
  • An extreme natural phenomenon that causes death and destruction
  • People located in a natural environment that may disrupt or threaten their safety and property
  • Any natural catastrophe targeted by government agencies as threatening to a population.
Answer: C
7.Creating land use planning guide lines is
  • Linked to public acceptance
  • often easier than implementing them
  • Linked to govt., incentives
  • is necessary only in non-nomadic communities
Answer: B
8.The first step in desertification of rangelands is in
  • Thinning of vegetation due to gravity
  • severe drought
  • An increase in edible perennial plants
  • water runoff due to sun hardened soil
Answer: A
9.Technology can identify hazards and estimate their impact on an area, this permits
  • Planning evacuating routes
  • applying for govt. aid and setting up monitoring stations
  • Preventing the disasters or reducing its impact
  • reacting to the disasters when they occurs
Answer: C
10.Effective hazard management will largely rely on
  • Volunteers
  • govt. agencies
  • emergency agencies
  • pre-disaster planning
Answer: D
11.Cyclones in the pacific ocean are known as = _____________
Answer: Typoons
12.The fastest seismic waves are = _________
Answer: P-waves
13.Besides earth, what other planets show evidence of stream erosion = ___________
Answer: Mars
14.Nuclear weapon which produce a large amount of its energy through nuclear fusion is known as = ________________________
Answer: Hydrogen bomb
15.Inventories and maps of storage locations of toxin or hazardous substances is known as = ___________
Answer: Hazard Mapping
16.All the eight battalions of ________________ are equipped and trained for all natural disasters including four battalions in combating nuclear, biological and chemical disasters.
Answer: National Disaster Response Force
17.Long term drought can cause ____________________ changes in social and living patterns.
Answer: Permanent
18.“The occurrence of a sudden or major misfortune which disrupts the basic fabric and normal functioning of a society (or community) is known as Disaster”. The above definition is given by =______________.
Answer: The United Nations Organization
19.According to the United Nations, between 1992 and 2000 there were approximately _________ disasters per year throughout the world.
Answer: 500
20.ISRO stands for = _________________________
Answer: Indian Space Research Organization