What Is the Most Common Human Reaction to a Current
What is the most common human reaction to a current or potential catastrophe?
A) Try to stop ongoing damage.
B) Prepare the public through drills.
C) Move to a less risky region.
D) Wait until the window of opportunity has passed.
E) Lobby for additional funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
What is the normal relationship between the number of a particular type of event and the size of such events?
A) There are an equal number of small, medium, and large events of any given type.
B) There are few small events, a moderate number of larger events, and many giant events of any given type.
C) There are many small events, many medium-size events, but for most hazards no giant events.
D) There are many small events, a moderate number of larger events, and few giant events of any given type.
E) For most types of natural hazards, there are medium and large events but no small events of equivalent type.
When is a large event such as a major earthquake NOT a disaster?
A) when it happens in a faraway country that we do not care about
B) when it happens to less than 10,000 people
C) when it happens to less than 1,000 people
D) when it happens in an area without any people
E) when it happens in a third-world country in which more than 20% of the population subsists on less than $2 per day
Who is most commonly to blame when people incur a significant loss from a natural disaster?
A) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for not building protective structures
B) the federal government for not doing something about it
C) the people themselves for choosing to live there
D) the local county for permitting them to build there
E) the realtor for selling them the property