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Question 1:
Which of the following titles did 1755 Lisbon earthquake have?
Suburban Myth
How's My Driving, Doug Hastings?
1755 Lisbon earthquake
Loving the Alien

Question 2:
Where is 1755 Lisbon earthquake?
Madeira Islands, Portugal
Oeiras, Portugal
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal and north Morocco
Coimbra, Portugal

Question 3:
How many casualties were there in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake?
~900 killed
100 ships sunk/captured, 20,000 sailors drowned/captured
between 10,000 and 100,000

Question 4: Tsunamis as tall as 20 metres (66 ft) swept the coast of North Africa, and struck Martinique and ________ across the Atlantic.
British Virgin IslandsBarbadosAnguillaCayman Islands

Question 5: Although seismologists and geologists had always agreed that the epicenter was in the Atlantic to the West of the ________, its exact location has been a subject of considerable debate.
Prehistoric IberiaHispaniaIberian PeninsulaSpain

Question 6: As the first earthquake studied scientifically for its effects over a large area, it led to the birth of modern seismology and ________.
Geotechnical engineeringStructural engineeringVibration controlEarthquake engineering

Question 7: The royal archives disappeared together with detailed historical records of explorations by ________ and other early navigators.
PortugalPortuguese IndiaVasco da GamaLisbon

Question 8: Contrary to custom and against the wishes of the Church, many corpses were loaded onto ________ and buried at sea beyond the mouth of the Tagus.
Cruise shipTrain ferryBargeDredging

Question 9: The king's claustrophobia never waned, and it was only after Joseph's death that his daughter ________ began building the royal Ajuda Palace, which still stands on the site of the old tented camp.
Maria II of PortugalMaria I of PortugalBeatrice of PortugalInfanta Mariana Vitória of Portugal

Question 10: Inside, the 70,000-volume royal library as well as hundreds of works of art, including paintings by ________, Rubens, and Correggio, were lost.


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