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    Learn English > English lessons & exercises > San Francisco earthquake > Stats updated every 4 hours
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    Exercise "San Francisco earthquake", created by anonyme (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 1 238 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 49 / 100 Share


    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): escoublac / FRANCE, on Thursday 31 January - 07:14:
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    They got a perfect mark


    Stats (549 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 63.4 %
    Near dawn on April 18, 1906, certain plates underneath San Francisco began rubbing together. This * was so powerful that it caused the land above to split open.

    Question 2 passed: 65.8 %
    Because it began below the crust of the earth, the earthquake was silent. But moments later, the sound of windows breaking and buildings falling were *.

    Question 3 passed: 66.5 %
    Cliffs fell into the ocean and mountains filled small valleys. The * of the land changed for hundreds of miles all around.

    Question 4 passed: 49.4 %
    The people of San Francisco were not aware that morning of the rolling and shaking far beneath their homes. When the strongest * hit the city, most people were still asleep.

    Question 5 passed: 46.1 %
    The quake was strong enough to cause tremendous damage. Its * was such that City Hall collapsed into a pile of rubble, leaving only the frame standing.

    Question 6 passed: 52.8 %
    Trains, trolleys, gas and water services all stopped. A disaster like this * many public services.

    Question 7 passed: 52.8 %
    Gas leaks caused fires but water would not flow from fire hydrants because the water pipes had broken, too. It was * that water be found somewhere.

    Question 8 passed: 48.3 %
    Fires raged for four days and destroyed 28,000 buildings in San Francisco. This frightening fact shows just how * a major earthquake can be.

    Question 9 passed: 82.5 %
    Earthquakes can happen anywhere. Several of the most deadly have occurred in cities in the Western *.

    Question 10 passed: 52.1 %
    Earthquakes * great pressure on tall buildings. Architects are trying to design buildings that will remain standing during a major quake.


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