A2 Geography; Unit 1 Plate Tectonics (Mount Etna) Case Studies.

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1. What is a named benefit of Mount Etna's previous eruptions?

  • Snow drifts are prevented by lava flows.
  • Fertile volcanic soils support agriculture.
  • Fruits and other berries are not prevalent here.
  • Lava flows are frequent, helping to melt ice caps.
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2. What type of monitoring programmes test for gas/fluid emissions?

  • Biochemical
  • Geochemcial
  • Passive
  • Hydrothermal

3. What were built during an early eruption in Zafferana to protect it?

  • Sand Bags
  • Earth barriers
  • Viscous Piping
  • Lava Tubes

4. What type of tubes were destroyed by remotely detonated bombs?

  • Lava Tubes
  • Magma Tubes
  • Hydrothermal Tubes
  • Chlorine Tubes

5. During the 2002 eruption, what were dams made of to try to protect the tourist base and divert the flow?

  • Coal and Sand
  • Copper and Iron
  • Soil and Volcanic Rock
  • Sand and Gravel


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