What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions

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Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning volcanoes?

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1. Which of the following terms is used to describe hot molten rock from deep within the earth?

2. Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of volcanoes. Some things you'll be assessed on include the term for hot molten rock from deep within the earth and volcano classifications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Term for a volcano that has not erupted in the past 10,000 years, but has the potential to erupt in the future
  • Name given to an area of the Pacific Ocean Basin that is tectonically active
  • Characteristics of magma

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding volcano formations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a tectonically active area in the Pacific Ocean Basin
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on volcano classifications and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about volcanoes, review the lesson What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Difference between magma and lava
  • Origin of the name volcano
  • Classification of volcanoes
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