What is Magmatism? - Definition, Process & Types


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The formation and motion of hot melted rock under the crust of the Earth is known as _____.

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1. Which type of rock is formed by magma?

2. Which of these is a location where magma is likely to form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set lets you see what you remember about magmatism. These questions will focus on basic definitions and aspects of magmatism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to measure your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The type of rock formed by magma
  • Where magma forms
  • The geological area that formed the Andes Mountains

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as what the formation of molten rock under the Earth's crust is called
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of divergent plate boundaries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what type of rock is formed from magma and where it takes place

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more, review the lesson titled What is Magmatism? - Definition, Process & Types. This lesson helps you understand:

  • The scholarly origins of magma research
  • Tectonic plate movement
  • The name for magma above the Earth's surface