Volcanoes Questions: Trivia Quiz! Exam

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Volcanoes Questions: Trivia Quiz! Exam

Volcanoes happen when magma rises to the earth's surface, which causes gas bubbles to appear in it and causes pressure to build up in the mountain, and it eventually explodes. This quiz will assess students' knowledge about volcanoes. Let's try it out. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The lava that flows from Hawaiian volcanoes is about:
    • A. 

      200 degrees Celsius

    • B. 

      600 degrees Celsius

    • C. 

      900 degrees Celsius

    • D. 

      1300 degrees Celsius

  • 2. 
    Hawaiian lava cools to form:
    • A. 

      granite

    • B. 

      basalt

    • C. 

      iron ore

    • D. 

      magnetite

  • 3. 
    The Cascade volcanoes in the Seattle-Portland area consist of how many volcanoes?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      11

  • 4. 
    Stratovolcanoes that make up the Cascade range have eruptions categorized by:
    • A. 

      Pyroclastic flows of rock, ash and magma

    • B. 

      Eruptions at 600-800 degrees Celsius

    • C. 

      Massive and widespread damage

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 5. 
    Most of the world’s volcanoes are:
    • A. 

      Strato

    • B. 

      Shield

    • C. 

      Layered

    • D. 

      Supernovas

  • 6. 
    Most shield volcanoes are:
    • A. 

      in or near water

    • B. 

      on land

    • C. 

      in Greenland

    • D. 

      In the Ring of Fire

  • 7. 
    Which of this statement is true:
    • A. 

      Volcanic rocks are rarely made of Silica.

    • B. 

      Dacites are highly viscous and cause massive eruptions.

    • C. 

      Dacite could be compared to a plate of peas.

    • D. 

      The source of the magma does not affect the eruptive behavior.

  • 8. 
    Which Volcano buried the ancient town of Pompeii in Italy?
    • A. 

      Mount Pelee

    • B. 

      Teide

    • C. 

      Mount Vesuvius

    • D. 

      Mount Etna

  • 9. 
    What is a Hotspot?
    • A. 

      Areas where magma breaks through the earth's crust

    • B. 

      Hot Lava

    • C. 

      A vent in the ground from which hot gas and steam escape

    • D. 

      A crater created by hot magma or lava mixing with water

  • 10. 
    What is a Dormant Volcano?
    • A. 

      A Volcano that will never erupt again

    • B. 

      A volcano that has erupted recently

    • C. 

      A volcano that erupts occasionally

    • D. 

      One that has not erupted in recorded history