Trivia Quiz: Volcanoes Ultimate Questions! Test

21 Questions | Total Attempts: 6114

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Trivia Quiz: Volcanoes Ultimate Questions! Test

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Located in Africa

    • B. 

      Located at hot spots

    • C. 

      Located around the borders of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding continents

  • 2. 
    The Ring of Fire is created by tectonic plates pushing against each other, specifically when a plate carrying ocean (called an oceanic plate) is pushing against a plate carrying land (called a continental plate). The ocean will always lose because it is heavier. What happens to the water of the ocean?  
    • A. 

      The water evaporates.

    • B. 

      The water descends into the earth & mixes with the molten rock and heat of the earth to make more magma.

    • C. 

      The water increases.

  • 3. 
    The Ring of Fire is created because plates push against each other. What type of plate interaction is that called?
    • A. 

      Convergent

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 4. 
    Other volcanoes can form because the plates are pulling away from each other. This happens at divergent plate boundaries. When this process happens on land, the volcano forms in the  
    • A. 

      Rift valley

    • B. 

      Hot spot

  • 5. 
    A FIXED source of abundant rising magma that forms a volcanic center is called a
    • A. 

      Rift valley

    • B. 

      Hotspot

  • 6. 
    Magma & lava are often confused. Although chemical composition differs, they essentially refer to the same things. The easy way to remember this is magma is found in the ___________  and lava is found on the ___________ of the Earth.
    • A. 

      Outside, inside

    • B. 

      Inside, outside

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Inner core

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 8. 
    Island chains (or archipelagos) are mostly created by hotspots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Ring of Fire has the most volcanic activity in the world
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Ring of Fire touches nearly all continents except for...
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      Antartica

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      Both B & C

  • 11. 
    This picture shows a volcano that already erupted in Oregon.That type of volcano is called a
    • A. 

      Shield volcano

    • B. 

      Composite volcano

    • C. 

      Compound volcano

    • D. 

      Caldera

  • 12. 
    This volcano shows a picture of a high volcano in Montana. This is called a_____. Here's the inside of it.
    • A. 

      Shield volcano

    • B. 

      Composite volcano

    • C. 

      Compound volcano

    • D. 

      Caldera

  • 13. 
    Magma composition helps shape a volcano. What substance determines whether magma is chunky or flowy? This is a picture of it.
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Silica

  • 14. 
    Fill in the blank: A shield volcano was formed from magma with ________ silica and _______ viscosity. 
    • A. 

      Low, low

    • B. 

      Low, high

    • C. 

      High, high

    • D. 

      High, low

  • 15. 
    Viscosity means...
    • A. 

      Resistance to flow

    • B. 

      How easy or hard something flows

    • C. 

      Both A & B

  • 16. 
    Fill in the blank: A composite volcano was formed from magma with ________ silica and _______ viscosity.
    • A. 

      Low, low

    • B. 

      Low, high

    • C. 

      High, high

    • D. 

      High, low

  • 17. 
    The two factors that can influence the viscosity of lava are temperature & silica-content.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Based on the homework, lava can be controlled by a) long term spraying of water  b) creating another pathway c) all of the above d) none of the above
    • A. 

      Long term spraying of water on it.

    • B. 

      Creating another pathway for it to flow.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Pyroclastic flows are when there is a lot of hot lava, gas, & rocks spewing from the volcano at very fast speeds. (Hint: This happened at Mt. St. Helens)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Lahar flow is the flow of volcanic sediments & mud down the volcano and nearby valleys. It can carry large objects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Identify the correct term: When the surface of the lava cools and hardens but the lava underneath still readily flows, this is called a…
    • A. 

      Lava flow

    • B. 

      Pyroclastic flow

    • C. 

      Lahar

    • D. 

      Lava tube