The Ultimate Volcano Quiz for Kids

  1. What is molten rock called when it is beneath the Earth’s surface?
    A. Lava
    B. Magma
    C. Ash
    D. Pumice
  2. Which layer of the Earth do volcanoes form in?
    A. Core
    B. Mantle
    C. Crust
    D. Lithosphere
  3. What type of volcano is known for its gentle slopes and non-explosive eruptions?
    A. Shield volcano
    B. Stratovolcano
    C. Cinder cone
    D. Lava dome
  4. Which of the following is NOT a type of volcanic eruption?
    A. Strombolian
    B. Vulcanian
    C. Plinian
    D. Athenian
  5. What natural disaster can a volcanic eruption sometimes cause?
    A. Tsunami
    B. Drought
    C. Tornado
    D. Sandstorm
  6. In which country would you find the famous Mount Vesuvius volcano?
    A. Japan
    B. Italy
    C. United States
    D. Iceland
  7. What is the name of the volcanic rock that can float on water?
    A. Obsidian
    B. Basalt
    C. Pumice
    D. Scoria
  8. Which volcano is the tallest in the world?
    A. Mount Everest
    B. Mount Kilimanjaro
    C. Mauna Kea
    D. Mount Fuji
  9. What is the name of the volcanic belt that surrounds the Pacific Ocean?
    A. Ring of Fire
    B. Circle of Flames
    C. Pacific Arc
    D. Volcano Alley
  10. Which volcanic eruption is famous for preserving the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
    A. Mount Vesuvius
    B. Mount Etna
    C. Mount St. Helens
    D. Krakatoa
Volcano Quiz

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Answer Key:

1. B. Magma

2. C. Crust

3. A. Shield volcano

4. D. Athenian

5. A. Tsunami

6. B. Italy

7. C. Pumice

8. C. Mauna Kea

9. A. Ring of Fire

10. A. Mount Vesuvius