EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

Concept #3 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 3 "Types of volcanoes and styles of eruption."

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1.

Match the type of volcano with the structures most associated. [Hint]

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. relatively small basaltic pyroclastic pile
B. layered volcano composed of successive lava and pyroclastic material beds
C. massive, gently sloping volcano built of successive, basaltic lava flows
 [Hint]
 

2.

Match the type of volcano with the eruptive style most associated. [Hint]

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. passive, fluid and slow-moving lava flows, as those on Hawaii
B. explosive volcano, as those associated with subduction (e.g., Mt. St. Helens)
C. small basaltic ash piles composed of the ejecta of a single short eruption
 

3. Which type of volcano would most likely be composed primarily of basaltic lava flows? [Hint]

4.

Match the type of igneous feature with its description by selecting the correct response. [Hint]

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through F appear on an image associated with this question.

5. Which kind of eruptive activity is most likely to be highly explosive?  

6.

Match the labeled igneous features associated with the illustrated stratovolcano by selecting the correct response. (Image courtesy of Volcano World)  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through E appear on an image associated with this question.

7. Which type of volcano is composed almost exclusively of pyroclastic debris?  

8. Which one of the following statements concerning cinder cones is false? [Hint]

9. Which of the following is the term for the dangerous, fast moving, hot, turbulent cloud of volcanic gases and fine-sized pyroclastic particles that precede an explosive eruption?
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10. What is the term for the destructive volcanic mudflow?  

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