Geography Unit One Case Study - CALIFORNIA

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1. What are all of the hazards California is at risk to?

  • Earthquakes
  • Droughts, Tsunamis and Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Droughts, Landslides and Volcanic Eruptions
  • Earthquakes, Typhoons, Droughts and Landslides
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2. What type of boundary does California lie on?

  • Other
  • Constructive
  • Conservative
  • Destructive

3. Why is drought a frequent occurrence in California?

  • Don't Know
  • El Nino/La Nina results in increased aridity. Cold water then leads to limited evaporation and rainfall.
  • Not enough water resources to cope
  • Very hot climate

4. Where is the state of California?

  • USA
  • Australia
  • England
  • Russia

5. Why may Californian towns experience high financial losses from wildfires?

  • They don't have enough money
  • More prone to them
  • Large economy to spend more on expensive infrastructure and businesses
  • Due to other hazards


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