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Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

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Which of the following is NOT found inside a volcano?

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the different types of volcanic formations, eruptions and features.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be quizzed on:

  • Features of a volcano
  • A volcanic eruption from a fracture in the earth's surface
  • What landform is created when the lava that erupts through a volcano vent is highly viscous
  • How a lava plateau is formed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the volcanic formation lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way a volcano erupts and the formations that result
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different ways volcanic landforms are created

Additional Learning

To learn more about volcanic landforms, review the accompanying lesson, Volcanic Landforms: Types and Formations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes a volcano and how it works
  • Details features of a volcano
  • Explains fissure eruption
  • Defines craters, calderas, lava domes and lava plateaus
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