Past Exam for CEE 4554 - Natural Disasters with Glynn at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 1
Class:CEE 4554 - Natural Disasters
Subject:Civil and Environmental Engin
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 1998
  • Atmospheric Convection
  • Catastrophism
  • Progression
  • Uniformitarianism
  • Open System
  • Hydrosphere
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Asthenosphere
  • Surroundings
  • Terrestrial
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Geological Disasters Exam I September 17, 1998 Choose the best answer for the following: 1. Joe Schmoe is 65 and has just retired and bought a beautiful home on the beach of a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. He feels pretty safe because the chance that a hurricane will come along and destroy his home is 0.01 (11100) per year. However, he will probably live there for at least 20 years and a hurricane could destroy it in the fITst yea@n the second year A- D I? or in the third year, etc. What is the probability that his home will be destroyed by a hurricane ~ re he moves into a nursing home at the age of 85? 0 <:> I I ...., 0 /5 = 0.2 4. 80/100 = 0.8 . I 00 "" 11100 = 0.1 5. 0.01120 =0.0005 . 65/100 =0.65 20 2. Joe's sister, Flo Schmoe, also recently retired and bought a house on the same barrier island? However, Flo is a very cautious person and chose a home on higher ground which reduced its risk of destruction by lI4"@she had the house constructed to meet advance...

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