The main types and features of volcanoes quiz

A volcano can be referred to as being like which shape?

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What is the name for the depression on the surface of the volcano, often circular in shape and with steep sides?

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What is the name for the pipe or fissure that brings magma from beneath the ground to the surface?

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True or False? The molten rock beneath the surface of the Earth is known as lava.

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It is known as magma.

At what sort of tectonic location did the Hawaiian islands form as a result of volcanic activity?

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What is the process which occurs when one tectonic plate is drawn below the other when they meet?

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What is the name given to fragments of molten rock which can be several centimetres in diameter and thrown hundreds of metres from the vent during the eruption?

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True or False?: Volcanic ash falls to earth close to the volcano during an eruption.

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It can travel thousands of kilometres.

True or False? A volcanic eruption can cause an earthquake.

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How fast can pyroclastic flows move as they flow down the side of a volcano?

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What volcanic hazard is produced when volcanic ash mixes with melted snow and ice or rainwater?

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Which volcano tends to be made from alternating layers of ash and lava from previous eruptions?

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True or False? Mauna Loa in Hawaii is a composite volcano.

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Which of the following volcanoes has the steepest sides?

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Approximately, how many active volcanoes are there in the world?

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What is the name given to a volcano which hasn’t erupted in the last 2000 years, but may still erupt again?

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True or false? A volcano which has long since finished erupting and will not do so again is called an extinct volcano.

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The main types and features of volcanoes quiz
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