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Question 1: The Long Valley Caldera eruption in ________ over 760,000 years ago.
United StatesPhilippinesAlaskaCanada

Question 2: Pliny the Elder set out to rescue the victims from their perilous position on the shore of the Bay of Naples, and launched his galleys, crossing the bay to ________ (near the modern town of Castellammare di Stabia).
PompeiiStabiaeHerculaneumMount Vesuvius

Question 3: The 1645 BC eruption of Santorini in ________[1]
GreecePortugalPolandGermany

Question 4: Plinian eruptions are marked by columns of gas and ________ extending high into the stratosphere, a high layer of the atmosphere.
Volcanic ashVolcanoMount TamboraStratovolcano

Question 5: Plinian eruptions, also known as 'Vesuvian eruptions', are volcanic eruptions marked by their similarity to the eruption of ________ in AD 79 (as described in a letter written by Pliny the Younger), which killed Pliny the Elder.
Mount VesuviusMount RainierMount EtnaVolcano

Question 6: The amount of magma erupted can be so large that the top of the volcano may collapse, resulting in a ________.
CalderaSupervolcanoUnited StatesComplex volcano

Question 7: Plinian eruptions are often accompanied by loud noises, such as those generated by ________.
VolcanoRakataIndonesiaKrakatoa

Question 8: The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in ________
IndonesiaSingaporePhilippinesMalaysia

Question 9: The 1667 and 1739 eruptions of Mount Tarumae in ________
United KingdomJapanCanadaCambodia







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