EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

Concept #6 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 6 "Volcanoes and plate tectonics."

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1. According to the information at this Volcano World page on volcanic eruption types, which tectonic setting accounts for most volcanic eruptions? [Hint]

2. According to the Volcano World page on volcanic eruption types, which tectonic setting accounts for the majority of lava and tephra production? [Hint]

3.

From the following choices, which feature would most likely be found at the indicated locations? (Image courtesy of NOAA)  

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 D appear on an image associated with this question.

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4.

Match the lava type/composition with the type of volcano with which it is most associated. [Hint]

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

A. both ocean ridge and Hawaiian volcanoes
B. Hawaiian volcanoes
C. ocean ridge volcanoes
D. continental volcanic arc volcanoes
E. explosive continental volcanic arc volcanoes
 

5.

Match the kind of volcano with the type of lithospheric plate location. [Hint]

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

A. fountain and passive fissure eruptions, flood basalt fields
B. ocean volcano island chains, explosive andesitic composite volcanoes
C. continental volcanoes, explosive rhyolitic stratovolcanoes
D. submarine, basaltic lava flows
 

6. The rim of the Pacific Ocean is called the “ring of fire” because _________. [Hint]

7. Which volcano type is a very steep-sided, very tall mountain found on the overriding continental plate? [Hint]

8. Which of the following best describes volcanism in the Cascade Range of the northwestern U.S.A.? [Hint]

Answer choices in this exercise are randomized and will appear in a different order each time the page is loaded.
 




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