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Grade 6 Volcanoes
How are volcanoes formed?
  1. magma pushes up through Earth's crust
  2. shock waves from movements in Earth's crust
  3. spin of the earth
  4. L-waves traveling through Earth
Grade 6 Volcanoes
When a volcano has not erupted for a long time and is quiet, why is it that people would want to live near it?
  1. A volcano removes trees.
  2. Soil made from weathered volcanic rock is very fertile and rich for farming.
  3. Volcanoes release various gases.
  4. Volcanoes are spectacular to watch.
Grade 6 Volcanoes
The molten, fluid rock that issues from a volcano or volcanic vent.
  1. faults
  2. earthquakes
  3. epicenter
  4. volcano
  5. lava
  6. tsunami
Grade 6 Volcanoes
Which of the following describes shield volcanoes?
  1. smallest type of volcano, steep sides
  2. lava blows out of the vent
  3. alternating layers of lava and ash
  4. largest type of volcano, sloping sides
Grade 6 Volcanoes
Which of the following is not a type of volcano that forms mountains?
  1. shield volcano
  2. composite volcano
  3. fissure volcano
  4. cinder cone volcano
Grade 6 Volcanoes
Grade 6 Volcanoes
What are three types of volcanoes?
  1. composite
  2. shield
  3. volcanic
  4. cinder cone
Grade 6 Volcanoes
Which of these come out of volcanoes?
  1. ash
  2. steam
  3. gas
  4. all of these
Grade 6 Volcanoes
This large volcano seems to be layered, signifying that different types of lava flows have occurred in the past, but the volcano is presently inactive.
  1. Active Shield Volcano
  2. Extinct Shield Volcano
  3. Active Cinder Cone Volcano
  4. Dormant Composite Cone Volcano
Grade 6 Volcanoes
What is a dormant volcano?
  1. A Volcano that is not active
  2. A Volcano that is active
  3. A Volcano that has not erupted in along time but can
  4. A Volcano that is made of lava
Grade 6 Volcanoes
Which of the following is an example of a composite volcano?
  1. Mt. St. Helens
  2. Mauna Loa
  3. Paricutin
  4. Mt. Everest
Grade 6 Volcanoes
What could cause a volcanic eruption?
  1. weather changes
  2. acid rain
  3. heated magma rising to the surface
  4. a hot spot
Grade 6 Volcanoes
Pyroclastic material is
  1. material formed underground from magma
  2. material ejected from an exploding volcano
Grade 6 Volcanoes
A certain volcano is expected to erupt again within the next five years. It has a bowl-like crater at its top and only one main vent.
  1. Active Shield Volcano
  2. Extinct Shield Volcano
  3. Active Cinder Cone Volcano
  4. Dormant Composite Cone Volcano
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