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Volcanoes

written by: DieZel
 
About 550 volcanoes have erupted on Earth's surface since recorded history; about 60 are active each year. Learn more about these magma-erupting mountains.

Question 1:


The word 'volcano' comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan. Who is the analogue of Vulcan in Greek mythology?
Zeus
Hephaestus
Hermes
Helios

Question 2:


If magma contains more than 65% silica, the lava is called this.
dense
felsic or acidic
mafic or basic
thick

Question 3:

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The eruption of Mount Tambora (a volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa) of April 10, 1815 lasted until April 15 of the same year.
True
False


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Question 4:


Phreatic eruptions occur when the temperature of magma is relatively low and it solidifies very quickly, sometimes blocking the vent of the volcano.
False
True

Question 5:


Yellowstone Caldera is considered a supervolcano because within the past two million years it has erupted extremely violently three times . The most recent eruption occurred this long ago, and spread volcanic ash over most of the North American continent.
640,000 years
17,000 years
40,000 years
1,510,000 years

Question 6:

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This biggest volcano on Earth is one of the five volcanic peaks that form the Island of Hawaii.
Kohala
Mount Vesuvius
Mauna Loa
Mauna Kea


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Question 7:

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Mud volcanoes usually involve temperatures much lower than those of igneous volcanoes.
True
False


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Question 8:

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Where is the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna located?
Sicily
Cyprus
Sardinia
Rhodes


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Question 9:

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Popocatepetl is an active volcano named after a warrior from this mythology.
Aztec mythology
Greek mythology
Norse mythology
Mayan mythology


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Question 10:

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Mount St. Helens is an active composite volcano situated in this US state.
Wisconsin
Colorado
Washington
California


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