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Understanding Floods Quiz

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1. Which of the following is classified as a slow-onset flood?

2. Which of the following factors can increase the risk of flooding?

3. What effect does urbanization typically have on an area's flood risk?

4. How can floods affect soil quality?

5. Which of the following is a common method employed to control and mitigate floods?

6. Floodplains are often areas of rich agricultural activity. What reason can explain this?

7. What is the role of wetlands in flood control?

8. Why is flood forecasting and early warning important?

9. What impact can climate change have on the frequency and intensity of floods?

10. What term is used to refer to the study of floods and the methods employed to predict, prevent and cope with them?