Who Knows Volcanoes? Quiz

Volcanoes can create islands and destroy towns. They can even make beautiful sunsets. How much do you know about these sleeping giants?

Quiz

Volcanoes can create islands and destroy towns. They can even make beautiful sunsets. How much do you know about these sleeping giants?

1. Which of the following islands was not formed by volcanoes?

  • The Isle of Man.
  • Gran Canaria.
  • Maui.

2. Mt. St. Helens, in Washington, is one link in a massive chain of volcanoes and earthquake faults known as:

  • The Ring of Fire
  • The Serpent's Tail
  • Vulcan's Lair

3. Which volcano is famous for burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?

  • Mt. Etna
  • Mt. Vesuvius
  • Stromboli

4. Mt. St. Helens may be the best known volcano in North America, but more than 23,000 people died when Nevado del Ruiz erupted in Colombia. What year was this tragedy?

  • 1545
  • 1800
  • 1985

5. How hot can lava get?

  • 1,500° F
  • 2,140° F
  • 5,000° F

6. Which state has the most volcanoes?

  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii

Your Results:

1. Which of the following islands was not formed by volcanoes?
The Isle of Man.

2. Mt. St. Helens, in Washington, is one link in a massive chain of volcanoes and earthquake faults known as:
The Ring of Fire

3. Which volcano is famous for burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
Mt. Vesuvius

4. Mt. St. Helens may be the best known volcano in North America, but more than 23,000 people died when Nevado del Ruiz erupted in Colombia. What year was this tragedy?
1985

5. How hot can lava get?
2,140° F

6. Which state has the most volcanoes?
Alaska

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