Overview: The FEMA IS-325 course was published on 10/31/2013. This 30-minute independent study course presents basic information on earthquake science, risk, and mitigation.
IS-325 also discusses techniques for structural and non-structural earthquake mitigation. Earthquake Basics is targeted to a wide range of audiences, including homeowners, business owners, the private sector, federal, state, tribal, and local government workforce at all levels, first responders, non-profit organizations, volunteers, and community-based organizations. Although certification is not a part of the course, short quizzes are included to enhance interactivity and boost retention.
FEMA IS-325 test answers
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Question 1. Which of the following is a myth about earthquakes?
A. Earthquakes usually concentrate around faults.
B. Earthquakes can happen in all seasons.
C. Earthquakes only happen during the day.✅
Question 2. During an earthquake, nonstructural systems, such as lighting or ceiling tiles, can cause more problems for people than the structure itself.
Question 3. Where do most earthquakes occur?
A. In areas with lots of buildings
B. At the edges of tectonic plates✅
C. Earthquakes are evenly distributed around the world
D. In the middle of tectonic plates
Question 4. When discussing earthquakes, the return period is:
A. How long you have after you hire a contractor to decide you don’t like them
B. How soon your business can reopen after an earthquake
C. How long it’s been since an earthquake of a certain magnitude
D. How often, on average, an earthquake of a given magnitude repeats✅
Question 5. The best thing to do during an earthquake is to run from the building.
Question 6. Which of the following terms is used to describe the likelihood of having an earthquake in a given location?
Question 7. Risk is _______
A. the combination of jeopardy and monopoly.
B. the combination of magnitude and intensity.
C. the combination of hazard and vulnerability.✅
Question 8. There are ways to protect your house against future earthquakes.
Question 9. If your building is undamaged, you can immediately resume business after an earthquake.
Question 10. Which of the following natural disasters causes the greatest economic loss?