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Can you answer these questions about volcanoes by entering A, B, or C?

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QuestionA, B, or C
πŸŒ‹ Volcanoes are present where?
A) Only on Hawaii B) Only on Earth C) On many planetary objects
πŸŒ‹ Molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption is called what?
A) Magma B) Ignis C) Lava
πŸŒ‹ The ancient town of Pompeii was destroyed and buried under ash by which volcano?
A) Mount Fuji B) Mount Vesuvius C) Mount Erebus
πŸŒ‹ More than 75% of Earth's active or dormant volcanoes are located where?
A) Ring of Fire B) Italy C) Himalayan Magmatic Plate
πŸŒ‹ Which of these islands is volcanic?
A) Iceland B) Malta C) Cyprus
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ Which of these is not a type of volcano?
A) Composite volcano B) Cinder cone C) Phreatic dome
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ The largest active volcano on Earth, Mauna Loa, is what volcano type?
A) Pike volcano B) Shield volcano C) Sword volcano
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ In 1963, an eruption formed a new island, Surtsey, near which country?
A) United States B) Iceland C) Ireland
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ Which of these is located the lowest in a volcano's structure?
A) Magma chamber B) Base C) Bedrock
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ What is the most abundant volcanic gas?
A) Water vapor B) Carbon dioxide C) Sulfur dioxide
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ What is a depression formed by the collapse of a volcano known as?
A) Caldera B) Fissure C) Graben
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ Which of these Hawaiian words is not a type of lava by its texture?
A) ʻAʻa B) Pāhoehoe C) Kīlauea
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora led to devastating global climate anomalies known as what?
A) Great Famine B) Year Without a Summer C) Millennium Drought
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ What is the range of the Volcanic Explosivity Index scale?
A) 0-5 B) 0-6 C) 0-8
πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹ Which of these is not a type of lava by silica percentage?
A) Felsic B) Dacitic C) Mafic

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