The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami


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How is the word 'tsunami' best translated?

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1. Which of the following describes the movement and size of a tsunami?

2. Why can it take a country years to recover from the effects of a tsunami?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the cause and effect of a tsunami and the threat to human life after waters have receded.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Tsunamis
  • Effect(s) of tsunamis
  • Threat to humans after initial tsunami waters recede back to the ocean
  • Cause(s) of tsunamis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the tsunami lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of a tsunami
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of a tsunami

Additional Learning

To learn more about tsunamis, review the lesson titled The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what a tsunami is and the term's linguistic origin
  • Learn why a tsunami may go unnoticed
  • Understand how a tsunami is formed
  • Recall the effects of a tsunami and how one may negatively impact the environment and humans