Caldera: Definition & Formation


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1. Crater Lake, Oregon, is a good example of what type of caldera?

2. The Hawaiian Islands and Galapagos Islands are good examples of the type of caldera that forms by repeated smaller eruptions, which leave a caldera with terraced edges. What type of caldera is that?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to fully understand the lifecycle of volcanoes, one must understand what a caldera is. You can test your understanding of calderas with this online assessment. The quiz questions will go over some points from the lesson, such as different types of calderas and famous examples of calderas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Characteristics of calderas
  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Types of calderas
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • The Lake Toba caldera

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the basic information pertaining to calderas, including the different types of caldera and famous examples
  • Defining key concepts - using your understanding of calderas and define some of the terms that refer to the different types of calderas
  • Knowledge application - apply the information you've gained from the attached lesson to identify the various types of caldera from the examples given in the quiz questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about calderas, review the corresponding lesson called Caldera: Definition & Formation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of calderas
  • Types of calderas
  • Formation of calderas
  • Famous examples