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Super Disasters...

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  • Q1
    Based on the introduction, what are the effects of natural disasters
    C. Billions of dollars in damage.
    A. People are shocked
    B and C
    B. People are killed
  • Q2
    What does the phrase "paled in comparison" mean?
    Was like a bucket.
    Was greater than.
    Was not as great as.
    Turned a lighter shade of color.
  • Q3
    How do the subheadings in this selection signal how the authors have structured this text?
    The natural disaster is identified, and then the location of the disaster is provided. This is the same order given in the introduction and introduces the disasters by how the severe the disaster was.
    They show that the authors have put the disasters in chronological order so that the readers will experience the events in time order.
  • Q4
    Which of the following contributed to the flooding of New Orleans
    Rising waters produced by the storm.
    Levees broke or were washed away.
    The storm surge from Hurricane Katrina.
    All of the above.
  • Q5
    What is the effect pf comparing the location of New Orleans to a bowl?
    It helps the reader visualize the area and how it will be affected by the storm.
    It makes the reader hungry while reading.
    It helps the reader visualize trees and homes of New Orleans
  • Q6
    Which statements do authors use to support the claim that the flooding of New Orleans “was pretty much inevitable”?
    “scientists were not surprised”
    “researchers had warned of exactly this type of disaster”
    All of the above
  • Q7
    Why does much of New Orleans sit below sea level?
    Settlers built levees to drain water and reclaim wetlands to build
    There are large natural hills between New Orleans and the Ocean.
    The spongy ground is slowly spreading and sinking.
  • Q8
    Why is the Mississippi Delta described as “basically a pile of mud in the Gulf of Mexico”?
    It wants readers to understand how so many victims were trapped by this mud during the disaster
    It gives a comparison that allows the reader to picture the city spreading and sinking
    It provides a mental picture of just how dirty the area is
  • Q9
    What other factor led to New Orleans becoming more vulnerable during Hurricane Katrina?
    The Mississippi River was also flooding as Hurricane Katrina hit. This allowed water to flood New Orleans from two separate directions.
    New Orleans homes were not built to safety codes and were easily swept away by the storm
    Marshes and barrier islands surrounding New Orleans have eroded. This made them less able to absorb the storm surge and protect the city.
  • Q10
    What effects have the levees had on the city of New Orleans?
    Prevented sediment from being deposited in the marshes and on the barrier islands, causing them to wear away.
    The overall effect was terrible flooding.
    Caused sediment to build up in the lake and river.
    All of the above.
  • Q11
    Why do some people suggest “quitting the fight against nature and moving the city to a different spot”?
    Since it’s very difficult to protect New Orleans from hurricanes, some people think it would be easier to move the city to another location
    There is too much damage from Hurricane Katrina to clean up. It’s easier to just start over somewhere else.
    There’s no way to get all of the flood water out of New Orleans’ “bowl”
  • Q12
    How did an “ordinary school day” become horrific?
    Students were trapped at school by the quakes and had to spend many days at school.
    The earthquake frightened many students while they were separated from loved ones
    The earthquake buried thousands of people under rubble
  • Q13
    Which detail(s) and fact(s) show how disastrous the earthquake was?
    All of the above
    "burying thousands of people under rubble"
    "landslides that blocked roads and railways"
    “69,000 people were confirmed dead and 17,500 were missing."
  • Q14
    Which summarizes the geological sequence of events that led to the monster earthquake in China in 2008?
    Faults push together; they create energy; energy transfers to a plate; the plate ruptures, triggering a monster earthquake
    Plates push together; they create energy; energy transfers to a fault; the fault ruptures, triggering a monster earthquake
    The Fault ruptures; they create energy; plates push together energy transfers to a fault, triggering a monster earthquake
  • Q15
    What evidence supports the claim that the aftershocks were “powerful”?
    Aftershock landslides blocked rivers
    All of the above.
    Aftershocks triggered landslides
    Aftershocks interfered with rescue efforts

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