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Volcanoes Quiz

How much do you know about volcanoes? 30 Questions.

 
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Which of the following countries has the most volcanoes?

  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • USA

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Is it possible for people to live within a volcano's caldera?

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What does "dormant" mean when used to refer to a volcano?

  • Extinct
  • Active
  • Ready to erupt
  • Sleeping

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Historically, the largest known volcanic explosion is which of the following?

  • Krakatoa (Indonesia,1883)
  • Tambora (Indonesia,1815)
  • Mt. Tarawera (New Zealand,1886)
  • Katmai (Alaska,USA,1912)

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The deadliest volcanoes tend to occur in the presence of this geologic phenomenon.

  • Erosion
  • Conservative-margin plate tectonics
  • Convection
  • Subduction

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Which of the following is not a benefit of volcanic activity?

  • Geothermal power
  • Glacier melting
  • Valuable metal deposits
  • Soil fertilization

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A supervolcano is a type of volcano. But what is it about supervolcanoes that make them so "super"?

  • When erupting, they shoot magma into space
  • They are taller than the average volcano
  • Their eruptions are large and catastrophic
  • They are capable of being active for hundreds of years at a time

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What is created after a catastrophic eruption of a supervolcano?

  • Crater
  • Canyon
  • Mountain
  • Caldera

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Which of the following is a supervolcano?

  • Mount St. Helens
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Lake Superior
  • Banff National Park

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Which of these thriving modern-day cities is not located near an active volcano?

  • San Francisco,USA
  • Mexico City,Mexico
  • Goma,Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Naples,Italy

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There are hundreds of known supervolcanoes in the world.Yes or no?

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How many volcanoes are erupting around the world on any given day?

  • 10
  • 100
  • 500
  • 25

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About how many volcanoes erupt every year around the world?

  • 10
  • 60
  • 90
  • 130

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What's the largest volcano in the world?

  • Sakurajima,Japan
  • Mauna Loa,Hawaii
  • Vesuvius,Italy
  • Mount St. Helens,USA

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Which volcano erupted in 1915?

  • Lassen Peak,California
  • Mount St. Helens,Washington
  • Mount Rainier,Washington
  • Mount Baldy,Arizona

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What's the only active volcano on the European mainland?

  • Matterhorn
  • Mount Etna
  • Mount Vesuvius
  • Stromboli

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How fast can volcanic ash move through the air?

  • 25 mph
  • 125 mph
  • 200 mph
  • 60 mph

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What kind of plate boundary is associated with composite volcanoes?

  • Plates moving together
  • Plates moving apart
  • Plates sticking and slipping
  • Plates moving past each other

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Why is Hawaii made of volcanoes?

  • Plates are moving apart
  • A hot spot exists
  • Rift zone exist
  • Plates are moving together

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What kind of magmas produce violent volcanic eruptions?

  • Those rich in silica
  • Those that are fluid
  • Those forming shield volcanoes
  • Those rich in iron

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Magma that is low in silica generally produces what kind of eruptions?

  • Thick
  • Quiet
  • Caldera
  • Explosive

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What is made entirely of tephra?

  • Shield volcano
  • Caldera
  • Cinder cone volcano
  • Composite volcano

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What kind of volcano is Mt. Kilauea,Hawaii?

  • Shield volcano
  • Cinder cone volcano
  • Caldera cone volcano
  • Composite volcano

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Bits of material that fall to Earth after an eruption are called?

  • Dike
  • Sand
  • Tephra
  • Sill

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What country has about 60 active volcanoes?

  • USA
  • Chile
  • Japan
  • Italy

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Which is the only active volcano in India?

  • Barren Island
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Kanchenjunga
  • Mount Nanda Devi

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In the past 200 years, which volcano has killed the most people?

  • Krakatoa
  • Mount St. Helens
  • Tambora
  • Asama

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Which volcano erupted in 79 AD destroying the city of Pompeii?

  • Mount Olympus
  • Krakatoa
  • Mount Pelee
  • Mount Vesuvius

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Can a volcano be found under water?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Only in mud
  • I'm hungry

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What is magma called when the magma reaches the surface?

  • Lava
  • Magma
  • Fire
  • Hot rocks

 

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