Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Timeline, Damage & Aftermath


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On which day did Hurricane Katrina make its historic landfall?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a location which hosted Hurricane Katrina evacuees?

2. Which neighborhood in New Orleans was most impacted by the hurricane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help assess your understanding of the effects of Katrina's damage. To pass the quiz, you will need to know information about when Katrina hit, as well as its impact on neighborhoods and evacuees, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the most powerful hurricane on record
  • When Hurricane Katrina made landfall
  • Who was responsible for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts
  • The New Orleans neighborhood most greatly effected by Katrina's destruction
  • Where evacuees were sheltered throughout the storm

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans neighborhoods and evacuees
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important timeline information from the related Hurricane Katrina lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about categories of recorded hurricanes

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about Hurricane Katrina? Then check out the accompanying lesson on Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Timeline, Damage & Aftermath. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the timeline of events leading up to the landfall of Hurricane Katrina
  • Define storm surge
  • Identify evacuation strategies and city shelters that were established as a result of Hurricane Katrina
  • Understand both the physical and discriminatory aftermath of Hurricane Katrina