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A volcano is an opening in Earth that erupts gases, ash, and ____________.
a) lava b) magma c) rocks d) water
Where do volcanoes form?
a) where plates move together or apart b) Where plates move together c) where plates move apart d) where it is hot
What type of plate boundary has the more violent volcanoes
a) divergent b) convergent c) transform d) sliding
The Hawaiian Islands were formed by what?
a) divergent boundary b) convergent boundary c) hot spot d) transform boundary
What determines whether an eruption is quiet or explosive?
a) silica b) water c) water vapor and other gases d) temperature
Which type of volcano has gently sloping sides and form from quiet eruptions?
a) shield b) composite c) cinder cone d) big
Which type of volcano forms from tephra that falls to the ground building steep sides?
a) shield b) composite c) cinder cone d) mountain
Which volcano is made by alternating layers of quiet lava and explosive tephra? Mt. St. Helen's is one.
a) shield b) composite c) cinder cone d) sea mount
What are bodies of rock formed when magma cools slowly and solidifies before reaching the surface?
a) batholiths b) laccoliths c) dike d) sill
What is the large depression formed when the top of a volcano collapses?
a) sill b) dike c) caldera d) crater
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