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Disasters Quiz

Why are people so fascinated by disasters? See what you know about these accidental turning points in history.

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Why are people so fascinated by disasters? See what you know about these accidental turning points in history.

1. Mrs. O'Leary's cow is blamed for causing what 19th century disaster?

  • The Johnstown Flood
  • The Irish Potato Famine
  • The Great Chicago Fire

2. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is associated with which deadly epidemic?

  • The bubonic plague
  • Influenza
  • Cholera

3. Which world-famous tenor witnessed the San Francisco Earthquake, just hours after he performed on stage?

  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Jose Carreras
  • Enrico Caruso

4. The explosion of the zeppelin Hindenburg on May 6, 1937 will always be remembered for the radio announcer's heartbreaking remark "Oh, the humanity." What other aviation tragedy occurred that year?

  • Amelia Earhart disappeared.
  • A B-25 hit the Empire State Building.
  • Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

5. We all know that earthquakes are rated using the Richter Scale. How are hurricanes ranked?

  • The Fujita Scale
  • The VEI Scale
  • Saffir-Simpson Scale

1. Mrs. O'Leary's cow is blamed for causing what 19th century disaster?
The Great Chicago Fire

2. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is associated with which deadly epidemic?
The bubonic plague

3. Which world-famous tenor witnessed the San Francisco Earthquake, just hours after he performed on stage?
Enrico Caruso

4. The explosion of the zeppelin Hindenburg on May 6, 1937 will always be remembered for the radio announcer's heartbreaking remark "Oh, the humanity." What other aviation tragedy occurred that year?
Amelia Earhart disappeared.

5. We all know that earthquakes are rated using the Richter Scale. How are hurricanes ranked?
Saffir-Simpson Scale

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