EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

Key Concepts


Lava Fountain (USGS) The following are key concepts that you should be familiar with after reading and studying Chapter 5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity. To evaluate your understanding of any of the key concepts, select the corresponding Concept Quiz from the Selection Bar and answer the questions provided.


  1. Factors that determine the nature of volcanic eruptions.

  2. Materials associated with volcanic eruptions.

  3. Types of volcanoes and styles of eruption.

  4. Landforms associated with volcanoes and volcanic terrains.

  5. Classification of igneous rock bodies.

  6. Volcanoes and plate tectonics.

  7. The relation between volcanoes and climate change.



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