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Vulcan's Furnaces

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Volcanoes
Vulcans Furnaces game quiz
"How much do you know about volcanoes? These fearsome but useful planetary features have created about 80% of the landmass we call home."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which of the following countries has the most volcanoes?
    Italy
    Japan
    Indonesia
    USA


2. Is it possible for people to live within a volcano's caldera?
    Yes
    No


3. What does "dormant" mean when used to refer to a volcano?
    Extinct
    Active
    Ready to erupt
    Sleeping


4. Historically, the largest known volcanic explosion is which of the following?
    Krakatoa (Indonesia, 1883)
    Tambora (Indonesia, 1815)
    Mt. Tarawera (New Zealand, 1886)
    Katmai (Alaska USA, 1912)


5. The deadliest volcanoes tend to occur in the presence of this geologic phenomenon.
    Erosion
    Conservative-margin plate tectonics
    Convection
    Subduction


6. This is the scale used to measure the size of volcanic eruptions.
    Richter Scale
    Vulcan Index
    Volcano Eruptivity Scale
    Volcanic Explosivity Index


7. A pyroclastic flow is the same as a nuee ardente.
    True
    False


8. Which volcanic term is INCORRECTLY matched with its synonym?
    Phreatic eruption (Turbulent lava eruption)
    Lahar (Mudflows)
    Tephra (Falling particles, such as ash)
    Scoria (Bubbly or frothy lava rock)


9. If you lived on Earth during the past two millenia and died as a result of volcanic activity, statistically this was the most likely cause of your death.
    Lava
    Tsunami
    Starvation
    Mud and ash


10. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of volcanic activity?
    Geothermal power
    Glacier melting
    Valuable metal deposits
    Soil fertilization


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Compiled Jun 28 12