What is a Dormant Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Example Video


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Volcanoes that erupt often and in recent times are called ____ volcanoes.

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1. Mount Saint Helens is classified today as a(n) ____ volcano.

2. Some volcanologists state dormant volcanoes are those that have not erupted in the last ____ years.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of dormant volcanoes. Information you'll be quizzed on includes a description of a dormant volcano as well as what comprises the energy source of dormant valconoes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of dormant volcanoes
  • Dormant volcano energy source
  • Classification of Mount St. Helens
  • Types of volcanoes that erupt often and in recent times
  • Volcanoes that no longer have access to their energy source

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dormant volcanoes
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of magma
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mount St. Helens
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of volcanoes that erupt often

Additional Learning

To learn more about volcanology, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Dormant Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List three classifications of volcanoes
  • Relate the classification of Mount St. Helens
  • Know how a volcano gets labeled dormant
  • Identify the energy source of dormant volcanoes
  • Tell at least three examples of dormant volcanoes from around the world