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ConcepTest: Location of Volcanoes

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn


Which one of these boundaries pictured in the diagrams below is least likely to have active volcanoes?

3 types of plate margins
A. a
B. b
C. c

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is C.

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Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Special Interest


Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience

Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Earth Materials:Rocks, Solid Earth:Volcanoes


Petrology, Tectonics