Mount Vesuvius: Facts, Eruptions & History - Quiz & Worksheet


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The city of Pompeii was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in what year?

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1. What type of volcano is Mount Vesuvius?

2. Mount Vesuvius is located in what country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge about the activity of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in southwestern Italy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • City of Pompeii
  • The type of volcano that Mount Vesuvius is
  • Most recent year that Mount Vesuvius erupted
  • Who wrote the first-hand account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mount Vesuvius
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the damage that occurred in Pompeii
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about its most recent eruption in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about Mount Vesuvius and the implications after the eruptions, review the accompanying lesson on Mount Vesuvius. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines the volcano type
  • Explains the damage caused by an eruption in Pompeii
  • Covers a survivor's first hand accounts of the eruption in Pompeii
  • Explores the most recent eruption
  • Looks at its eruption history
  • Explains archaeologists' part in divulging more details