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Worksheet: Natural Disasters - Notes | Study Social Studies for Class 5 - Class 5

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MCQs

Question 1: Which of these is not a natural disaster?
(a) 
Fire in a forest caused by lightning.
(b) 
Fire in a house by an electrical short circuit.
(c) 
Flooding due to tidal waves in the sea.
(d) 
Drought caused by lack of rain.

Question 2: Which of these is the safest place during an earthquake?
(a) In the open, away from tall buildings and trees.
(b) At home under a table
(c) At home on the roof
(d) Under a tree


Question 3: Which of these gets affected during floods? 
(a) Crops
(b) Roads
(c) Transport
(d) All of these


True & False

Question 4:
(i) During an earthquake, it is best to take shelter under a tree.
(ii) A tsunami is a massive earthquake.
(iii) Deforestation increases rainfall and reduces the incidence of drought.


Fill in the blanks

Question 5:

(a) A flood is a natural ______.
(b) 
______ is a very strong wind with very heavy rain in coastal areas.
(c)
 Diseases are likely to break out after floods due to ______ after the flood water recedes.
(d)
 The intensity of an earthquake is measured on a ______. 


Long answer type questions

Question 6: Briefly explain the different types of volcanoes.
Question 7: What precautions should be taken when an earthquake occurs?Question 8: What is a drought? What measures can be taken to avoid droughts?


Short answer type questions

Question 9: When do floods occur?
Question 10: What do you understand by the term natural disaster?
Question 11: How does a volcanic eruption takes place?

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