Lava Flow, Pyroclastic Flow, Pyroclastic Surge & Tephra: Preventing Volcanic Hazards


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What makes lava flow one of the less deadly volcanic processes?

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1. Which of the following is FALSE concerning pyroclastic flows?

2. What makes pyroclastic surge different from pyroclastic flow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set allow you to gauge your knowledge of volcanic hazards. Passing the quiz requires you to be familiar with the common types of volcanic hazards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these resources to assess your knowledge of:

  • Lava flow
  • Pyroclastic surge
  • Pyroclastic flow
  • Tephra

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills as you work through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as pyroclastic surge and pyroclastic flow
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding volcanic materials and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding lava flows and their properties

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of this subject with the lesson called Lava Flow, Pyroclastic Flow, Pyroclastic Surge & Tephra: Preventing Volcanic Hazards. This earth science lesson digs into the following objectives:

  • Identify three ways to divert lava flow
  • Recognize the dangers of pyroclastic flow
  • Explore the role of evacuation in preventing injuries and death
  • Discover the dangers of tephra and how people can prepare to deal with it