Kerala Flood Quiz
What is Kerala?
Kerala is a state in which country?
Where in India is Kerala located?
True or false? Kerala has the highest population of all of India's states.
Kerala has the 13th largest population in India.
What is the climate of Kerala?
Identify the mountain range in eastern Kerala.
True or false? The Indian state of Kerala receives some of India’s highest rainfall during the monsoon season.
What is the average rate of rainfall in Kerala during the monsoon season?
How much rain fell in Kerala during the 2018 monsoon season?
How much more rain fell during August 2018 compared to the August average?
True or false? Between August 1 and 19, the state received 758.6 mm of precipitation, compared to the average of 287.6 mm, or 164% more.
True or false? The unprecedented rainfall was caused by a spell of high pressure over the region.
The unprecedented rainfall was caused by a spell of low pressure over the region.
True or false? The unprecedented rainfall was caused by a spell of low pressure over the region. As a result, there was a perfect confluence of the south-west monsoon wind system and the two low-pressure systems formed over the Bay of Bengal and Odisha. The low-pressure regions pull in the moist south-west monsoon winds, increasing their speed, as they then hit the Western Ghats, travel skywards, and form rain-bearing clouds.
True or false? Downpours on already saturated land led to more surface run-off causing landslides and widespread flooding.
How many dams on Kerala's 41 rivers flowing into the Arabian sea were opened after being overwhelmed?
True or false? The opening of dams on Kerala's rivers caused water treatment plants to be submerged, damaging their motors.
What was the depth of flood water in the worst affected areas?
How many people died as the result of flooding in the state of Kerala during the 2018 floods?
How did many of the victims of the flood die?
How many people were made homeless by the flooding?
True or false? Parts of Kerala’s commercial capital, Cochin, were underwater, snarling up roads and leaving railways across the state impassable. In addition, the state’s airport, which domestic and overseas tourists use, was closed, causing significant disruption.
True or false? Schools in seven of Kerala's fouteen districts were closed
Schools in all 14 districts of Kerala were closed.
How many emergency relief camps were set up in the area?
True or false? More than 83,000km of roads were damaged and the total recovery cost was estimated to be between £2.2bn and $2.7bn.
Which of the following are examples of responses to the flooding in Kerala?
Please select 4 correct answers
True or false? In the wake of the disaster, the UAE, Qatar and the Maldives came forward with offers of financial aid amounting to nearly £82m. The United Arab Emirates promised $100m (£77m) of this aid.
True or false? Since 2004, India declined to accept international aid donations.
The main reason for this is to protect its image as a newly industrialised country; it does not need to rely on other countries for financial help.
Which technology company provided a donation platform to allow donors to make donations securely?
Google partners with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), an intermediary organisation that specialises in distributing your donations to local nonprofits that work in the affected region to ensure funds reach those who need them the most.
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