Collapse of condominium tower stuns Florida

Q: A 12-story seaside condominium building suddenly collapsed at about 2 a.m. last Thursday, killing at least nine people and leaving more than 150 people unaccounted for as rescue crews searched the rubble days later. Where is Florida?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The cause of the collapse was unknown. But, there was plenty of speculation about what may have contributed to the disaster, including possible damage from rising seawater. With water on three sides most of Florida is a ...

A. Bight

B. Isthmus

C. Peninsula

D. Spit

Q: The collapsed building was in Surfside, a town north of Miami Beach and across Biscayne Bay from the city of Miami. Miami is in what part of Florida?

A. Northeast

B. Southeast

C. Southwest

D. Northwest

Q: Surfside and Miami Beach are coastal resort cities built on ...

A. Barrier islands

B. Calderas

C. Escarpments

D. Palisades

Q: Investigators will probe whether salt, humidity or factors wakened the building or if other problems such as a sinkhole-like collapse in the ground underneath the building led to the disaster. Florida has a history of sometimes deadly sinkholes. The peninsula sits on top of what type of porous rock?

A. Basalt

B. Carbonatite

C. Granite

D. Limestone

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