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2002 European floods: Quiz


Question 1: European leaders gathered in ________ to discuss the effects of the floods and to create a better understanding of how to prevent such disaster in the future.

Question 2: Several villages in Northern ________, Thuringia and Saxony were more or less destroyed by rivers changing their courses.
BohemiaMoraviaCzech RepublicPrague

Question 3: In Germany, the flooding was significant in that it destroyed a lot of the work that had been done throughout the country since unification in 1990, especially the town of Grimma in the former ________.
Communist RomaniaSoviet UnionEast GermanyCommunist state

Question 4: Although the Danube reached record highs, both ________ and Vienna were spared significant flooding.

Question 5: ________ received significant damage when the Elbe River reached an all-time high of 8.9 meters.

Question 6: The floods gradually moved eastwards along the ________, although the damage in the large cities on its shores was not as severe as in the areas affected by the floods later.

Question 7: [3] The floods started with heavy rainfall in the Eastern Alps, which resulted in floods in Northern Italy, ________ and the Austrian states of Salzburg and Upper Austria.

Question 8: The ________ Coast region was among the most severely hit regions of Russia with significant loss of life due to a tornado that hit the tourist region and destroyed homes.
Baltic SeaAegean SeaMediterranean SeaBlack Sea

Question 9: Dresden's Zwinger Palace, home to a significant number of Europe's artistic treasures including ________'s Sistine Madonna was at risk from the flooding Elbe, however all of the art works were able to be saved.
RaphaelThe Deposition (Raphael)Baronci AltarpieceTransfiguration (Raphael)

Question 10: ________ received significant damage from what were deemed to be the worst floods to hit the capital in 200 years.


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