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Quiz 6: Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

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

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This activity contains 8 questions.

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


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


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Question 3.
From the following choices, which feature would most likely be found at the indicated locations? (Image courtesy of NOAA)



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Question 4.
Match the lava type/composition with the type of volcano with which it is most associated.




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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
 
 
 
 
 
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Question 5.
Match the kind of volcano with the type of lithospheric plate location.




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


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


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


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