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Quiz: How well do you know the world's volcanoes?

Know your Ararat from your Arenal? Perhaps you know the globe's largest volcano, or the country with the most? Time to find out how well you really know the volcanoes of the world...

Masaya Volcano (Shutterstock)

Whether visiting volcanoes rides high on your travel wish list, or you fancy yourself a bit of a geography expert, then this travel trivia quiz is for you.

See how much you really know about the world's volcanoes - active, dormant and based around the globe. P.S. Pay close attention to each image. It should give you a handy hint.

1. Which country has the most volcanoes - both active and dormant - in the world?

USA

Russia

Indonesia

New Zealand

2. The Ring of Fire is a 25,000 mile-long horseshoe of volcanoes, covering many countries. Which of these countries is NOT one of them?

Japan

New Zealand

Antarctica

Brazil

3. What percentage of the world’s volcanoes are positioned along The Ring of Fire?

25%

50%

75%

90%

4. Can you name the world’s largest volcano?

Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Mount Rainier, USA

5. Can you name this famous Costa Rican volcano?

Arenal

Turrialba

Poás

Vieja

6. How about this famously active volcano in Europe?

Etna

Elbrus

Eyjafjallajökull

Katla

7. Where in the world would you find Mount Tambora?

Indonesia

Belize

Taiwan

Kenya

8. Vesuvius is one of the world’s best-known volcanoes, famously erupting in Pompeii. In which Italian region would you find it?

Sicily

Campania

Emilia-Romagna

Calabria

9. Mexico’s most famous volcano might be called Popocatépetl. But do you know what the locals call it?

El Pop

El Caté

El Popo

El Volcán

10. In 2010, a series of Icelandic volcano eruptions filling the skies with ash caused huge travel disruptions around the world. Which volcano erupted?

Katla

Snæfellsjökull

Grímsvötn

Eyjafjallajökull

11. Can you identify this South American volcano?

Lascar

Reventador

Cotopaxi

Tungurahua

12. Are there any active volcanoes in the UK?

Yes, it’s Glencoe in Scotland

Yes, but no one knows where

There’s at least three

No, there aren’t

13. Where in the world would you find Mayon Volcano?

Philippines

Laos

New Zealand

China

14. A caldera is formed when a volcano collapses in on itself. Masaya Volcano is the perfect example. Where can you find it?

El Salvador

Peru

Ecuador

Nicaragua

15. Speaking of calderas, one of the USA’s best-known national parks has a famous caldera and supervolcano, one you don’t want to erupt. Which national park?

Yosemite

Glacier

Yellowstone

Grand Teton

16. Where would you find the dormant Mount Ararat?

Georgia

Turkey

Greece

Azerbaijan

17. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is a dormant volcano. Do you know how tall it is?

3,482m

5,895m

6,611m

7,350m

18. Mount Kilimanjaro also has three distinct volcanic cones (like peaks). They all have names, but which of these isn’t one of them?

Shira

Mawenzi

Mehdk

Kibo

19. Tenerife is home to the third-largest ‘volcanic structure’ in the world, after Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and Kea. So, what’s it called?

Teide

Santa Maria

Volcán de Fuego

Cumbre Vieja

20. Australia has numerous volcanoes, but are any of them currently active?

Yes, Napier is

Yes, Gambier is

There are several

No, none are active

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