Volcanos of the World Quiz
Not all volcanos are perfectly mountain-shaped, but Mount Shishaldin definitely is— and it's considered the most conical volcano in the world. What island is it on?
- Unimak Island is just over 1000 kilometers southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, with a 16-kilometer diameter that is strikingly symmetrical and cone-shaped.
The Ring of Fire contains many volcanos all along the shifting tectonic plates. Approximately what percentage of all volcanos in the world are located there?
- Over 450 volcanoes are in the Pacific Ring of Fire, and most seismic activity and earthquakes on the planet also occur here.
What is the largest volcano in the world?
- Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth, rising over 2.5 miles above sea level, and rooted directly in the ocean floor below.
The volcanic eruption that covered Pompeii in ash in 79 AD was one of the deadliest in history. But what region was the volcano located in?
- Not only did Mount Vesuvius cover Pompeii in Campania, but also the settlements of Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Oplontis.
Icelandic eruptions in 2010 caused the sky to be filled with ash and travel complications for countries around the globe, but do you know what the name of the volcano is?
- With ash clouds that reached over 9 kilometers into the air, the Eyjafjallajökull eruption left a huge impact on European air travel for nearly an entire month.
What volcano has killed the most people in the past 250 years?
- The eruption of Tambora in 1815 caused approximately 10,000 people to lose their lives, and the further destruction, famine, and disease that followed the eruption led to about 80,000 more deaths.
Which of the following is not the name of one of Mount Kilimanjaro's three volcanic cone peaks?
- The three peak names are Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo. And not only is Kibo still an active volcano, but Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain.
What is the name of the dormant volcano that sits on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland, at the end of the Royal Mile?
- Located near the royal palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat is an ancient volcano where hikers and hill-walkers alike can ascend the rocky crags and enjoy the views from the top.
Which of the following countries is not a part of the Ring of Fire, a 25,000-mile-long semicircle of active volcanos?
- The Pacific Ring of Fire encompasses 15 different countries and forms a roughly horseshoe-shaped area where earthquakes and eruptions are frequent, from the tip of South America to the Antarctic side of New Zealand.
Which of Australia's many volcanos are currently active?
- Though Australia has numerous volcanos, none of the ones on the mainland are currently active and have not erupted since the days of the first European settlement, making Australia fairly safe from any imminent lava situations.