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Volcanoes are common in the northwest part of the United States because that area is part of the
a) Ring of Hotspots b) Fire Ring c) Fire band d) Ring of Fire
Volcanic eruptions cause destruction, but they are also
a) helpful because they destroy land b) harmful because they create fertile soil c) beneficial because they provide usable minerals d) helpful because they help with solar power
Which of the following is not an indicator of a volcanic eruption?
a) earthquake frequency b) swelling or changing shape of volcano c) release of different gases from the volcano d) weather patterns
Earth needs volcanoes because volcanoes
a) help Earth retain heat as an energy source b) help Earth keep hotspots c) help Earth release internal heat and pressure d) none of the above
What forms at the top of a volcano after an eruption?
a) crater b) vent c) magma chamber d) pyroclastic flow
Volcanoes can form in the middle of tectonic plates because of
a) earthquakes b) hotspots c) lava tubes d) none of the above
Volcanoes can form at this type of boundary as plates pull apart
a) subduction b) transform c) convergent d) divergent
Good can come from a volcanic eruption. Which of the following is not a benefit from an eruption?
a) fertile soils b) increased tourism c) land destroyed d) geothermal energy
A subduction zone can create volcanoes. What type of plate boundary do subduction zones occur?
a) constructive boundary b) destructive boundary c) conservative boundary d) none of the above
This type of volcano has violent eruptions with alternating layers of lava flow and volcanic particles
a) composite b) cinder cone c) shield d) all types of volcanoes
This type of volcano has a gentle eruption with oozing lava flows
a) composite b) cinder cone c) shield d) all types of volcanoes
Exit points on a volcano for the release of magma
a) exits b) hotspots c) chambers d) vents
Warning signs of a volcanic eruption
a) increased seismic activity b) ground deformation c) gas emissions d) all are warning signs
The release of magma from a volcano
a) hotspot b) earthquake c) eruption d) epicenter
The area below the crust where magma is stored
a) magma chamber b) magma vent c) magma crater d) magma dome
A scientist who studies volcanoes is called a
a) volcanologist b) seismologist c) geologist d) vulcans
What type of rock is produced from volcanic eruptions?
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) igneous d) none are rocks produced during volcanic eruptions
The Canary Islands, Erebus, and the Galapagos Islands all formed because of
a) of the Ring of Fire b) of activity at plate boundaries c) earthquakes d) hotspots
The release of gas, lava, and ash from a volcano
a) eruption b) epicenter c) epidermis d) evacuation
What determines the type of volcano that forms?
a) the location of the volcano b) the type of eruption c) the amount of earthquakes prior to the eruption d) the weather at the time of the eruption
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