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What was the first sign that an eruption of Mt Vesuvius was about to happen? A. All the animals were fleeing the area or B. Earthquakes throughout the region signalled the volcano
As the pressure within the volcano built, earthquake activity, in the form of harmonic tremors, signaling the volcano was roaring back to life
Mount Vesuvius had been dormant for a long, long time before 79AD. Does that make its eruption A. more or B. less dangerous?
A long interval, combined with mounting seismic activity, is a sure sign of impending disaster
The eruption of Vesuvius was far more dangerous than many others. Why is this? A. Gas and ash formed a gigantic column in the atmosphere or B. Severe earthquakes followed
These eruptions release superheated gas, ash and magma into the atmosphere and ground hugging pyroclastic surges that incinerate everything in their path
In order to survive the eruption, where was the safest place to go? A. In the sea or B. Under a well-fortified overhanging
The safest place is under cover, though many structures will collapse under its weight
You are still in Pompeii and rocks are falling. What is your best course of action? A. Stay where you are and wait for help or B. Get as far away from the volcano as you can
Put distance betewen you and Pompeii. At its peak, the volcano is pumping out 100,000 tons of material per second
You make a run for it. What is the most important thing you should have with you? A. Water, because uncontaminated water is scarce or B. Money, as you will need it for supplies
The falling pumice and ash not only contaminate the local water supply, but suck moisture from the air.
In which direction should you go? A. Head south to the ocean and wait for rescue or B. North into the country, where it is less congested
Those heading into Naples will still be in the volcano's reach. Most who opt for the beach will die before help arrives
You have survived the rock falls, the lava flows and the toxic gas, are you now safe? A. No; the third lava flow is the strongest or B. Yes; the eruption is nearly over
If you are still in Pompeii, yuo have no chance. The final pyroclastic flow will dump 30 feet of superheated ash and boiling rock on the town
After 18 hours of constant eruption, the volcano is nearly spent. The force of its upward thrust has weakened. Is this the end of the danger? A. Yes or B. No
Without the upward thrust, the huge column of ash and volcanic debris in the atmosphere will begin to collapse, dropping its load over a wider path
Was this event a major disaster? A. No, the death toll was relatively minor or B. Yes, 1000s were killed, and Pompeii was wiped from the face of the Earth
The remains of over 2000 people were excavated. It is assumed that more that 10,000 lives were lost
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Dec 24th, 2010 at 09:49 GMT
You have to make every question like a bonus answer to get that.
Dec 24th, 2010 at 13:07 GMT
@zeller: To make it like that, you will have to put a bonus answer quiz. To do that, put 'ee' in the third column. Then you ask your questions. But put '1A' or '1B' instead of just A and B, because then when you type A, all the A answers will be answered. To make them lose in the quiz, you have to accept all the wrong answers for a answer that says "Try Again!" or "You Lose!" All but the "Try Again!" answer will be a bonus answer. Also, you will need something to trigger the game, like "start" or "go". Hope this helps.
Dec 27th, 2010 at 06:45 GMT
Interesting info. I think the other format would be better, but I enjoyed the game anyway - sometimes the quiz itself is less important to me than what I'm learning.
Dec 28th, 2010 at 00:32 GMT
I'm confused by the north/south question. Pompeii is southeast of Vesuvius, so heading north would be taking you closer to the volcano.
Jan 2nd, 2011 at 00:44 GMT
@Stewart: I'm not sure about this, but if you look at the question in the original source, it says "If you are fleeing from the base of Vesuvius, which direction should you go." All their other questions assume you're in Pompeii, and this quiz makes it sound like you are, also, but perhaps the answer doesn't hold for Pompeii. My other thought is that the wind was blowing most of the debris from the volcano toward Pompeii (another source shows tephra thickness increasing to the southeast), so that going north would take you into areas of less ash fall and eventually out of the worst of it. But I have no clue if that is really a sensible approach - seems pretty counterintuitive.
Jan 2nd, 2011 at 15:14 GMT
I liked the idea of the quiz, but the only problem is, you can technically just type a for each question, and if its not a it is b. I would like to see it as a bonus, so that if you get it wrong you finish. Great facts though
May 3rd, 2011 at 01:03 GMT
this is terrible, force users to answer in order or go a/b for number one c/d for number two etc.
Jul 28th, 2011 at 19:08 GMT
Zeller, this is another one of your BRILLIANT games. Keep up the good work, lovin' it!
Jul 29th, 2011 at 14:32 GMT
Great game zeller. It is also assumed 2 people survived one was in prison in a thick stone cell the other just hid under his bed. Have you ever been to Pompeii? I'd love to go myself. Have a nice day;)
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