GLY 1880 Topic 3

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Geologists believe there may have been two epicenters for the Lisbon earthquake, one offshore and another
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in the Tagus River Valley
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Influenced by the Lisbon earthquake, Voltaire challenged the \”Optimism\” view of the world in his dark satire
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Candide
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The Lisbon earthquake generated a vigorous and prolonged philosophical debate on the nature of the natural world and its relation to God. Opposite sides of this debate were defended by the philosophers
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Jean-Jacques Rosseau and Voltaire
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During what year did the Lisbon earthquake occur
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1755
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This person was responsible for over comming the non-humanitarian earthquake response of the church to provide for Lisbon earthquake victim relief and assist in the rebuilding of the city
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Marques de Pombal
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Lisbon is near the boundary between the Africa and European tectonic plates
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True
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The rebuilding of Lisbon employed the first earthquake resistant building techniques
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True
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Lisbon had no history of earthquakes prior to the one discussed here in
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False
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After the Lisbon earthquake, as much damage was done to the city by fire as was done by the earthquake
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True
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Tsunami caused by the Lisbon earthquake created a great deal of destruction along the shores of this river that enters into the ocean at Lisbon
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Tagus
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This event was instrumental in permanently diminishing the political influence of the church and cemented secular control over western political power
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The Lisbon earthquake
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Most estimates of the Richter magnitude of the Lisbon earthquake range between
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8.0 and 9.0
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When the earthquake hit the morning of November 1st, many of Lisbon’s catholic citizens were in church marking
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All Saint’s Day
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The Lisbon earthquake was felt in
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all of these
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The Lisbon earthquake was the strongest historic earthquake in Europe
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true
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Outside of Lisbon, the largest loss of life from the Lisbon earthquake induced tsunami was where
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coastal Portugal and North Africa

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