Volcanoes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What makes lava flow one of the less deadly volcanic processes?

Question 2 2. Which of the following terms describes a low-density flow of volcanic material with a higher proportion of gas to rock?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a way to prevent injury or diminish destruction from volcanic hazards?

Question 4 4. Which of the following terms describes a type of pyroclastic flow that contains dense lava fragments?

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

Question 7 7. Volcanic gases are initially brought to the earth's surface as _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is TRUE of a landslide?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is TRUE of tephra?

Question 10 10. Why are pyroclastic flows so dangerous?

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Question 11 11. Which type of volcano is built from glassy lava fragments that explode from the volcano and cool quickly?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. If the debris within a landslide mixes with enough water it can trigger which of the following volcanic hazards?

Question 14 14. Which term for a small volcanic rock is a Latin word that means little stones?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

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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 the following terms is used to describe a series of large ocean waves caused by an abrupt disturbance, such as a landslide?

Question 18 18. Which of the following gases, released during a volcanic eruption, contributes to acid rain?

Question 19 19. Which of the following terms is used to describe hot molten rock from deep within the earth?

Question 20 20. What is the name given to an area of the Pacific Ocean Basin that is tectonically active?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following could trigger a landslide?

Question 22 22. Which process creates a lava plateau?

Question 23 23. The Hawaiian Islands are actually the tops of which broad, dome-shaped type of volcano?

Question 24 24. Which of the following terms describes rock fragments and other particles ejected from a volcano?

Question 25 25. Which type of volcano is comprised of layers of lava, ash and rock debris?

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Question 26 26.

Gas X is produced during volcanic eruption and is also known as a greenhouse gas. It is heavier than air and tends to accumulate in low-lying areas. This accumulation can be fatal.

Identify Gas X.

Question 27 27. Which gas can form aerosols that hang in the stratosphere and reflect the sun's rays back into space?

Question 28 28. Which geologic activity could be responsible for a fissure eruption from a volcano?

Question 29 29. What makes pyroclastic surge different from pyroclastic flow?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT found inside a volcano?

Volcanoes Chapter Exam Instructions

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