Chapter 9 Vocabulary Quiz

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Chapter 9 vocabulary quiz on Volcanoes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A solidified basaltic lava flow on land that has formed rough , jagged surfaces is called _________________________.
    • A. 

      Aa

    • B. 

      Pillow lava

    • C. 

      Pahoehoe

  • 2. 
    A large, crater-shaped basin formed after the top of a volcano collapses is called a _______________________.
  • 3. 
    A cone-shaped volcano from lava fragments that have been ejected from a volcanic vent is called a _____________________ ____________________ volcano.
  • 4. 
    A volcano made of layers of hardened lava flows and pyroclastic materials is called a _______________________ volcano.
  • 5. 
    An area of volcanic activity that results from a plume of hot solid material that has risen from deep within Earth's mantle is called a _____________ _________________.
  • 6. 
    A fast-moving mudflow that occurs when the heat associated with a volcanic eruption melts snow and ice on top of a volcano is called a ______________________.
  • 7. 
    Solid rock fragments that are ejected during a volcanic eruption
    • A. 

      Pillow lava

    • B. 

      Lahar

    • C. 

      Pyroclastic material

  • 8. 
    A substances resistance to flow is called _______________________.
  • 9. 
    Magma that reaches the Earth's surface is called
  • 10. 
    A plateau formed from basaltic lava pouring from a crack or fissure in Earth's surface is called a _____________________ ____________________.
  • 11. 
    Solidified basaltic lava flow on land that has formed with smooth rope-like sufaces is called __________________________.
  • 12. 
    Lava that cools under water, taking on a distinctive pillow-like shape as it cools is called _____________________ lava.
  • 13. 
    A dense superheated cloud of gases and pyroclastic materials that moves rapidly downhill from an erupting volcano is a __________________ ___________________.
  • 14. 
    A volcano with a broad base and gently sloping sides is called a _____________________ volcano.
  • 15. 
    An opening in the Earth's crust  through which molten rock, gases, and ash erupt; also the landform that develops around this opening is called a _________________________.
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