Mount Vesuvius Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What is Mount Vesuvius?

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1. What is a stratovolcano?

2. The ancient Romans had several reasons for wanting to live on Mount Vesuvius. Which of the following were NOT one?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mount Vesuvius is a very important place in world history, and you can use this quiz and worksheet to make sure that you understand the location and historical impact of Mount Vesuvius.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see what you know about:

  • Where Mount Vesuvius is
  • Stratovolcanoes
  • Why people lived there
  • The history of Mount Vesuvius
  • Mount Vesuvius today

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - you can answer these questions to see how many facts about Mount Vesuvius you can remember
  • Reading comprehension - go through this quiz and worksheet to make sure that you understand the location and characteristics of Mount Vesuvius
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about its history

Additional Learning

Get more information about this subject by reading the associated lesson called Mount Vesuvius Facts: Lesson for Kids. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Life on Mount Vesuvius
  • What happened on Mount Vesuvius in 1944
  • The mountain today