Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis


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Which of the following is TRUE of a landslide?

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1. Which of the following could trigger a landslide?

2. If the debris within a landslide mixes with enough water it can trigger which of the following volcanic hazards?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Volcanic eruptions are one of the planet's most destructive forces of nature, but there are ways to stay safe. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the hazards of volcano eruptions and prevention strategies. You'll be tested on areas that include landslides, earthquakes, and tsunamis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:aspects of volcanic hazards and prevention strategies:

  • Hazards created by earthquakes
  • Strategies to prevent injury

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding volcanic hazards and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as earthquake, landslide, tsunami, and lahar
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of a volcanic eruption
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about volcanic hazards and prevention strategies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the hazards of volcanic eruptions, review the accompanying lesson on Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the speed of a tsunami
  • Understand tsunami warning systems
  • Define volcanic earthquake
  • Explain how a landslide is triggered