Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects


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

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1. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning water vapor emissions?


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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gases released during volcanic eruptions can have an impact on the atmosphere. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the effects of these gases. You'll be tested on areas that include volcanic gases, water vapor, and acid rain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of volcanic eruptions:

  • Volcanic gases
  • Effects of carbon dioxide
  • Gas that contributes to acid rain

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 concerning volcanic gases
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding volcanic gases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of volcanic gases on the atmosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more about volcanic eruptions, review the accompanying lesson called Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Volcanic gases emitted during eruption
  • Effects of carbon dioxide
  • Acid rain
  • Hydrogen sulfide and hydrochloric acid