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Where is the vent of a volcano?
a) At the top b) In the middle c) At the bottom d) Inside of the magma chamber
Which of the following is a type of volcano that has alternating layers of quiet and explosive eruptions?
a) cinder cone volcanoes b) composite volcanoes c) shield volcanoes d) stratovolcanoes
Places on Earth's surface that are located directly above mantle plumes are called?
a) mid-ocean ridges b) subduction zones c) hot spots d) lava plateaus
Which of the following is a type of volcano with gently sloping sides?
a) cinder cone volcanoes b) composite volcanoes c) shield volcanoes d) stratovolcanoes
_____ are small volcanic cones made entirely of pyroclastic material from moderately explosive eruptions.
a) cinder cone volcanoes b) composite volcanoes c) shield volcanoes d) stratovolcanoes
In a _____ eruption, a continous stream of lava pours quietly from the crater of a volcano.
a) explosive b) implosive c) nonexplosive d) pyroclastic
Where are volcanoes most likely to form?
a) near the center of continents b) in deep canyons c) along plate boundries d) in the mountains
The theory that helps to explain the causes of both earthquakes and volcanoes is the theory of
a) pyroclastics b) plate techtonics c) climatic fluctuation d) mantle plumes
The type of magma that produces a violent eruption can be described as
a) Thin due to high silica content b) Thick due to high silica content and high viscosity c) Thin due to low silica content and low viscosity d) thick due to low silica content
What is a volcano that is not currently erupting but could erupt again?
a) Dead b) Active c) Dormant d) extinct
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