Campi Flegrei is an article and a lecture from the school of geology about the volcano Campi Flegrei.

This is an aerial view of Monte Nuovo. Credit: Turismo Italia News.

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1 Yes or No, The proximity of hominins and other sentient life forms to volcanoes occasionally leads to loss of life.


2 True or False, Volcanoes occur on every continent on Earth, under its oceans, and on many other astronomical rocky objects.


3 Which of the following is not a radiation phenomenon associated with a crater?

elongated dust particles
high albedo

4 Yes or No, Hominins have been aware of volcanic activity in this planet since ancient times.


5 Moldavite is a mineral that may be associated with what radiation astronomy phenomenon?

predicting the end of the Earth
determining the accuracy of local computers
meteorite impacts
demonstrating that Venus was once a comet
predicting when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt

6 True or False, Campi Flegrei is an active four-mile-wide sunken volcano.


7 Various radiation observatories occur at different altitudes and geographic locations due to what effect?

the presence of oceans on the Earth
locally available carving tools
light pollution
most astronomical objects are observed at night
currently dormant volcanoes seldom erupt
human habitation increases near an astronomical observatory

8 True or False, Four-armed patterns seem to be a common scheme in the arrangement of volcanic vents in oceanic volcanoes.


9 The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is an astronomical document produced to help astronomers for what purpose?

predict the end of the Earth
determine the accuracy of local computers
accurately predict the equinoxes
demonstrate that Venus was once a comet
predict when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
demonstrate that the local pyramids were built by aliens

10 Yes or No, Campi Flegrei is in Switzerland.


11 Which geological phenomena are associated with Earth?

lava-spewing volcanoes
sulfur volcanoes
plate tectonics
water oceans
liquid methane oceans
silicate minerals

12 Yes or No, An image from space of Campi Flegrei shows multiple cones and crater lakes.


13 Complete the text:

The topographic map of Mars includes the

volcanoes in the west (including


to the east of Tharsis, and

in the southern hemisphere.

14 Yes or No, A trachytic dome formed from a lava flow from Solfatara.


15 Complete the text:

Match up the form or type of volcano with the volcano:
Mount Papandayan - A
Mount Hikbok-Hikbok - B
Campi Flegrei - C
Mount Pinatubo - D
El Chichon - E
Mount Tambora - F







16 Yes or No, The Campi Flegrei caldera is a supervolcano.


Hypotheses edit

  1. There are approximately as many volcanoes per 10° of longitude and 5° of latitude as there are glaciers.
  2. The volcanoes on Earth have the same or similar origin as those on Io.

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