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The Mythology of Volcanoes

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The Mythology of Volcanoes game quiz
"Volcanoes have fascinated people around the world since ancient times. Myths and legends were created to explain the behaviour of these fire-breathing mountains - see how much you know!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. From the name of which Roman god is the word "volcano" derived?
    Answer: (one word - 6 letters)


2. The Greeks had a counterpart to the Roman god of fire. What was his name?
    Zeus
    Hephaestus
    Ares
    Apollo


3. The Hawaiian goddess of fire is said to live in the volcano Kilauea. Who is she?
    Pele
    Haumea
    Namakaokahai
    Kapo


4. This volcano, which erupted violently in May 1980, has the Native American name of Louwala-Clough.
    Mount Adams
    Mount Hood
    Mauna Loa
    Mount St Helens


5. This Japanese volcano's name derives from a word meaning "fire" or "deity of fire"; Mt _____.
    Answer: (one word - four letters)


6. According to legend, this Mexican volcano is supposedly a warrior holding a smoking torch, standing guard over the body of the woman he loves.
    Popocatapetl
    Iztaccihuatl
    Paricutin
    Pico de Orizaba


7. The volcanic island of Surtsey was named after a god of fire from which mythology?
    Mayan
    Hawaiian
    Roman
    Norse


8. Legend has it that this island was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption/earthquake/tidal wave as punishment by the gods because its people were becoming too greedy and self-absorbed.
    Atlantis
    Sicily
    Crete
    Cyprus


9. The native people of this region believed that the peaks of its volcanoes were inhabited by mountain spirits called gomuls.
    Kamchatka peninsula
    Australia
    Indonesian archipelago
    Japan


10. A Filipino legend tells that this mountain concealed a father weeping for his dead daughter.
    Pinatubo
    Taal
    Mayon
    Hibok-Hibok


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Compiled Jun 28 12