Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts for first time in 38 years

Q: The Earth’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island, is spewing a river of lava after erupting for the first time since 1984. Where is the state of Hawaii?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Mauna Loa rises 30,085 feet from its base on the ocean floor to its summit. That is taller than the mountain of …

A. Aconcagua in Argentina

B. Denali in Alaska

C. Mount Everest in Nepal

D. All of the above

Q: Hawai’i is the largest of the eight main islands of the state of Hawaii, and it has 62.7 percent of the state’s combined land area. What is a chain of islands called?

A. Acme

B. Archipelago

C. Arroyo

D. Atoll

Q: The Hawai’i hotspot is in the middle of the Pacific plate, but most volcanoes form on the edges of the continually moving tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust. What else does this movement create?

A. Earthquakes

B. Mountains

C. Tsunamis

D. All of the above

Q: Hawaii is the only state ...

A. In the tropics

B. Outside North America

C. Once was a kingdom

D. All of the above

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