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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 10: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms is used to describe sheet-like plutons that form in cracks of existing rocks and cut across pre-existing structures?

Question 2 2. What is another name for intrusive igneous rock?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT found inside a volcano?

Question 4 4. Granite forms when magma cools under high pressure, making it an example of _____.

Question 5 5. What is the classification of a volcano that has not erupted in the past 10,000 years, but has the potential to erupt in the future?

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Question 6 6. Which type of volcano is comprised of layers of lava, ash and rock debris?

Question 7 7. Which process creates a lava plateau?

Question 8 8. Jerry was making a list of mountains he thought were composite cone volcanoes. Look at his list and indicate which one Jerry will discover he was mistaken about once he does his research.

Question 9 9. Which of the following rocks are formed when lava cools and solidifies on the earth's surface?

Question 10 10. Which of the following terms is used to describe hot molten rock from deep within the earth?

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Question 11 11. Which geologic activity could be responsible for a fissure eruption from a volcano?

Question 12 12. Based on the geothermal gradient, what is the approximate temperature of the mantle 10 kilometers below the surface?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

Question 14 14. What is the name given to an area of the Pacific Ocean Basin that is tectonically active?

Question 15 15. Identify the correct statement about magma.

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Question 16 16. A volcano erupts, projecting highly gelatinous lava through a volcanic vent. What type of volcanic landform could be created by this event?

Question 17 17. Which of these statements is correct?

Question 18 18. Mount St. Helens in Washington state is known for its massive volcanic eruption that occurred in 1980. The eruption reduced the elevation of the mountain from 9,677 feet to 8,363 feet and left a mile wide horseshoe-shaped crater where the mountain stood. How would a volcanologist classify this structure?

Question 19 19. The Hawaiian Islands are actually the tops of which broad, dome-shaped type of volcano?

Question 20 20. Which type of volcano is built from glassy lava fragments that explode from the volcano and cool quickly?

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Question 21 21. What makes magma different from lava?

Question 22 22. The temperature at which a rock melts is NOT affected by _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is the general term used to describe rocks made from the cooling and solidifying of molten rock?

Question 24 24. Why do shield volcanoes tend to maintain a low profile and spread out over wide areas?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning volcanoes?

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 10: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity Chapter Exam Instructions

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