Chapter 1 DDR Summary Questions

  1. A crisis is a much bigger problem than a catastrophe. True or False?
  2. A disaster occurs when a hazard interacts with human vulnerability. True or False?
  3. Emergency Management is a profession that attempts to reduce the probability of disasters and be prepared to respond and recover effectively if they cannot be prevented. True or False?
  4. There is no relation or overlap between response and recovery operations. True or False?
  5. An earthquake is an example of a geological hazard. True or False?
  6. Mass shootings and riots are civil/conflict hazards. True or False?
  7. Disasters are not characterized by the disruption they cause to people's daily, routine activities. True or False?
  8. A normalcy-generated demand is a desire to prevent the recurrence of a disaster. True or False?
  9. Resilience is concerned about the effectiveness of emergency management, but not the efficiency of response and recovery operations. True or False?
  10. A disaster is:
    A) Smaller than an accident
    B) Smaller than a crisis
    C) Larger than an emergency
    D) Larger than a calamity
    E) Larger than a catastrophe
  11. A winter storm is an example of:
    A) A natural hazard
    B) A technological hazard
    C) A civil/conflict hazard
    D) All of the above
    E) None of the above
  12. Tornadoes may be classified as:
    A) An atmospheric hazard
    B) A hydrologic hazard
    C) A biological hazard
    D) A civil/confluct hazard
    E) None of the above
  13. Disasters are complex because:
    A) One hazard may trigger another hazard
    B) A hazard interacts with human vulnerability
    C) Low preparedness levels may exacerbate impact
    D) Answers A and B
    E) Answers A, B, and C
  14. Uncertainty:
    A) Is defined as an urgent situation
    B) Results from an expansion of the citizen role
    C) Is associated with a lack of information
    D) Is equated to a de-emphasis of contractual relationships
    E) Answers A and B
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Chapter 1 DDR Summary Questions
Chapter 1 DDR Summary Questions Spring 2016