Overview of California's Natural Hazards


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Which of the following is a natural hazard in California?

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1. Which of the following might lead to a natural hazard known as liquefaction?

2. Which of the following area is MOST likely to have a landslide in California?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Every state is susceptible to different kinds of natural hazards. You will be tested on natural hazards experienced in California, such as wildfires and tsunamis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Point out conditions that increase the risk of wildfire
  • Identify areas in California that are most likely to be affected by a tsunami
  • Name an event that might lead to liquefaction

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about natural hazards in California and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about liquefaction
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained about the tsunami risk in California and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of this subject by viewing the lesson titled Overview of California's Natural Hazards. This lesson contains details about:

  • Which part of California is at a high risk for wildfires
  • Floodplains in this coastal state
  • Human activities that can lead to wildfires