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Question: Which of the following statements best describes the big Hawaiian volcanoes?

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  1.  lie directly above a transform plate boundary that cuts deeply into the mantle
  2.  lie directly above an active subduction zone where the Pacific plate is sinking into the mantle
  3.  lie along the crest of the East Pacific Rise, a mid-ocean ridge or spreading center
  4.  are situated in the interior of a large, Pacific plate above a hot spot deep in the mantle

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4. Are situated in the interior of a large, Pacific plate above a hot spot deep in the mantle

Statement that best describes the big Hawaiian volcanoes is that they are situated in the interior of a large, Pacific plate above a hot spot deep in the mantle.

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