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Famous Volcanoes Quiz
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Volcanoes are both terrifying and beautiful to behold. How much do you know about these famous volcanoes?

Where will you find Novarupta?

  • Siberia
  • Alaska
  • Chile

How many major glaciers are there on Mount Rainier?

  • 8
  • 16
  • 26

Where is the world's biggest volcano?

  • Siberia
  • under the Pacific Ocean
  • Yellowstone National Park

How long is Tamu Massif?

  • 60 miles
  • 87 miles
  • 400 miles

True or False: The Tamu Massif volcano is still active.

  • true
  • false

How many people died as a result of the 1912 eruption of Novarupta?

  • zero
  • 12
  • 121

About how many earthquakes are there near the Yellowstone Caldera each year?

  • between 1,000 and 2,000
  • roughly 5,000
  • too many to count

The Ojos del Salado is home to which incredibly high feature?

  • highest lake
  • highest glacier
  • highest wildlife refuge

What are the Volcanic Seven Summits?

  • the highest volcanoes on each continent
  • a string of volcanoes in the Ring of Fire
  • the seven tallest active volcanoes

What is an example of a stratovolcano?

  • Hverfjall
  • Mount St. Helens
  • Mauna Loa

Where is the biggest active volcano on the planet?

  • Antarctica
  • Hawaii
  • Indonesia

Mauna Loa is what type of volcano?

  • shield
  • composite
  • cinder cone

Mount Sidley is the tallest volcano on which continent?

  • North America
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

What type of volcano is Mount Sidley?

  • shield
  • composite
  • lava dome

What is the tallest volcano on Earth?

  • Mauna Kea
  • Ojos del Salado
  • Antofalla

From the ocean floor base to its summit, how tall is Mauna Kea?

  • about 25,000 feet
  • about 29,000 feet
  • about 33,000 feet

What does "Eyjafjallajokull" mean in English?

  • Eye of the Earth
  • The Evil Spire
  • Island Mountain Glacier

On which continent are all of the 10 tallest volcanoes?

  • South America
  • Africa
  • Asia

What is the current status of Pico de Orizaba?

  • active
  • dormant
  • extinct

What sort of volcano is Paricutin, which is found in Mexico?

  • lava dome
  • composite
  • cinder cone

What is the most active volcano in Antarctica?

  • Mount Sidley
  • Mount Erebus
  • Mount Terror

How tall is Ojos del Salado, the volcano with the highest summit in the world?

  • 19,101 feet
  • 21,365 feet
  • 22,549 feet

When was the last time Ojos del Salado erupted?

  • 1730
  • 1993
  • 2003

About how many volcanoes make up the Pacific Ring of Fire?

  • about 200
  • about 450
  • about 700

What kind of volcano is Mount Fuji?

  • cinder cone
  • composite
  • shield

What does "Mauna Kea" mean in English?

  • white mountain
  • slow hill
  • heaven's gate

From its above-water base to its summit, how tall is Mauna Kea?

  • 11,334 feet
  • 13,802 feet
  • 15,210 feet

Strombolian eruptions are named after a volcano that's located where?

  • Sicily
  • Greece
  • Turkey

How many volcanoes are listed on the Decade Volcanoes list, which highlights some of the world's volcanoes with the greatest risk to human life and property?

  • 8
  • 16
  • 24

Where is Mount Etna?

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France