Volcanic Activity

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Volcano Quizzes & Trivia

Are you a geology fanatic and are up to answering specifically designed questions that gauge your knowledge, well, try out this quiz. It is a simple set of questions and therefore, it will be easy to answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sometimes it forms the root or core of a mountain. Which intrusive volcanic  feature is this?
    • A. 

      Sill

    • B. 

      Laccolith

    • C. 

      Batholith

    • D. 

      Dyke

  • 2. 
    When a sheet of magma lies along a bedding plane it forms a structure called a
    • A. 

      Sill

    • B. 

      Laccolith

    • C. 

      Batholith

    • D. 

      Dyke

  • 3. 
    When a mass of magma cuts across bedding planes, it forms a wall-like feature called a
    • A. 

      Sill

    • B. 

      Laccolith

    • C. 

      Batholith

    • D. 

      Dyke

  • 4. 
    This feature forms ridge-like escarpments when exposed by erosion.
    • A. 

      Sill

    • B. 

      Laccolith

    • C. 

      Batholith

    • D. 

      Dyke

  • 5. 
    These are made of granite and they form surface features only after they have been exposed by denudation.
    • A. 

      Sill

    • B. 

      Laccolith

    • C. 

      Batholith

    • D. 

      Dyke

  • 6. 
    When magma emerges at the surface it is called
    • A. 

      Molten rock

    • B. 

      Lava

    • C. 

      Volcano

    • D. 

      Ash

  • 7. 
    If magma emerges from a fissure, it may build up
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Lava plateau

    • C. 

      Sill

    • D. 

      Laccolith

  • 8. 
    The channel through which the lava rises during an eruption is called the
    • A. 

      Vent

    • B. 

      Pipe

    • C. 

      Cone

    • D. 

      Crater

  • 9. 
    Which volcanic cone is formed through this process? Lava is blown to great heights when it is violently ejected, and it breaks into small fragments which fall back to earth and build up a cone.
    • A. 

      Composite cone

    • B. 

      Shield volcano cone

    • C. 

      Lava cone

    • D. 

      Ash and cinder cone

  • 10. 
    This volcano 's cone was formed by viscous lava
    • A. 

      Mauna Loa

    • B. 

      Helgafell

    • C. 

      Mont Pelee

    • D. 

      Stromboli

  • 11. 
    This type of cone is formed of alternate layers of lava and ash.
    • A. 

      Ash and cinder cone

    • B. 

      Composite cone

    • C. 

      Lava cone

    • D. 

      Viscous lava cone

  • 12. 
    A fluid lava builds a this type of cone.
    • A. 

      Steeply sloping cone

    • B. 

      Gently sloping cone

    • C. 

      Layered cone

    • D. 

      Single cone