Quiz: Can You Tell if These Are Volcanoes or Just Regular Mountains?
Can You Tell if These Are Volcanoes or Just Regular Mountains?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Throughout the history of the world, these two natural landforms (volcanoes and mountains) have evoked contrasting reactions from many. Mountains are defined as a natural elevation of the Earth, which rises several feet above sea level. Although some people define volcanoes as a type of mountain, it is differentiated by its cone, through which magma, lava and ash are expelled from the core of the Earth. Today, these two landforms continue to garner attention from all over the world.

Some people view them as majestic and unique landmarks, which have been featured in countless paintings, drawings and even photographs. In some cultures, they are viewed as the birthplaces or residence of the gods that they worship. On the other side of the fence, some people associate them with negative symbolism such as destruction, fear, and the anger of the gods who would unleash their wrath in the form lava and magma.

Would you be able to tell the difference between a mountain and a volcano if you were given an image? Well, this quiz was made to test just how well you know the two natural phenomena. Take it to find out how many of them you can correctly identify!

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