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Question 1: Mount Vesuvius (in Italian Monte Vesuvio and in Latin Mons Vesuvius) is a stratovolcano east of Naples, ________.
FranceRomeItalySicily

Question 2:
What type is thing is Mount Vesuvius?

Question 3: Oplontis and ________ received the brunt of the flows and were buried in fine ash and pyroclastic deposits.
PompeiiNaplesHerculaneumRome

Question 4:
What region does Mount Vesuvius belong to?
Carlton County
IT
Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region
Poitou-Charentes

Question 5:
Where is Mount Vesuvius?

Question 6: Many of Pompeii's neighboring communities, most famously ________, also suffered damage or destruction during the AD 79 eruption.
RomeHerculaneumItalyNaples

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  A view of the crater wall of Vesuvius, with Naples in the background
  The skeleton called the "Ring Lady" unearthed in Herculaneum
  The area around the volcano is now densely populated.
  Fresco of Bacchus and Agathodaemon with Mount Vesuvius, as seen in Pompeii's House of the Centenary.

Question 8: Mount Vesuvius was regarded by the Greeks and Romans as being sacred to the hero and demigod ________/Hercules, and the town of Herculaneum, built at its base, was named after him.
Trojan WarHeraclesApolloGreek mythology

Question 9: Magma sitting in an underground chamber for many years will start to see higher melting point constituents such as ________ crystallising out.
QuartzBasaltForsteriteOlivine

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Inside the crater of Vesuvius
  An aerial photo of Vesuvius
  An eruption of Vesuvius seen from Portici, by Joseph Wright (ca. 1774-6)
  A view of Somma-Vesuvius, from a convent on the Sorrento Peninsula
















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