Volcano Mini Quiz

Volcano erupting

by Christine Scott |
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Volcanoes are fascinating things. How much do you know about them?

Test yourself with our volcanoes quiz! The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. About 75% of Earth’s volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire, but what ocean is the Ring of Fire located in?

A. Indian Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
C. Pacific Ocean

2. Where can the most active volcano on Earth be found?

A. Hawaii
B. Peru
C. Sicily

3. How long does it have to have been before a volcano is called dormant?

A. 100 years
B. 1,000 years
C. 10,000 years

4. How many people today live within the danger zone of a volcano?

A. 1 in 20
B. 1 in 100
C. 1 in 10,000

5. How many active volcanoes are there on Earth?

A. Around 150
B. Around 1,500
C. Around 15,000

You can watch a re-enactment of Vesuvius erupting below!

Answers: 1. C, Pacific Ocean, 2. A, Hawaii, it’s called Kilauea, 3. C, 10,000 years, 4. A, 1 in 20, 5. B, Around 1,500.

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