Hawaiian History


1. In what year did British Captain James Cook come to the Hawaiian Islands, establishing the first verifiable western contact with the Hawaiian Islands?

a) 1742

b) 1778

c) 1793

d) 1812

2. In 1974, this man became the first United States governor of Japanese ancestry.

a) George Ariyoshi

b) Daniel Inouye

c) Ben Cayetano

d) Pat Morita

3. In 1975, what famous Hawaiian surfer and waterman paddled for help from the overturned voyaging canoe, the Hōkūle‘a, and was never seen again?

a) Duke Kahanamoku

b) Rusty Kealuna

c) Eddie Aikau

d) Don Ho

4. This memorial honors those who died in the attack that launched the United States into World War II.

a) U.S.S. Missouri Memorial

b) U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

c) U.S.S. Constitution Memorial

d) U.S.S. Pearl Harbor Memorial

5. What are the colors of Hawai‘i’s official state flag?

a) Green, white, and red

b) Red, white and blue

c) Orange, red, and white

d) Red and white

6. What is the official nickname of Maui?

a) The Valley Isle

b) Island of Yesterday

c) The Gathering Place

d) The Friendly Isle

7. When this hotel was built in 1901, it became the tallest building in the Hawaiian Islands. It was known as the “First Lady of Waikīkī” and began the popularizing of Waikīkī as a resort destination.

a) The Outrigger Hotel

b) The Biltmore Hotel

c) The Moana Hotel

d) The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

8. This Waikīkī canal was completed in 1927, draining wet marshes to make way for streets, businesses, hotels and houses.

a) The Ala Wai Canal

b) The O‘ahu Ditch

c) The Menehune Canal

d) The Waipi‘o Canal

9. This Infantry Regiment of Japanese-Americans from the Hawaiian Islands achieved a combat record unequalled in American military history, and after the war many entered Hawaiian politics and transformed the political landscape.

a) The 555th

b) The 442nd

c) The 99th

d) The 100th

10. Which island is officially nicknamed The Gathering Place?

a) Maui

b) Kaua‘i

c) O‘ahu

d) Moloka‘i

11. When Benjamin Cayetano was elected governor in 1994, he became the first governor in the United States of what ancestry?

a) Chinese

b) Filipino

c) Japanese

d) Hawaiian

12. Hawai‘i’s “Big Five” agribusiness companies, Castle & Cooke, C. Brewer, Amfac, Theo Davies, and Alexander & Baldwin, all had their origins in what product?

a) Mango

b) Papaya

c) Pineapple

d) Sugar

13. This nationally popular radio show was broadcast from the Moana Hotel for over 30 years.

a) That’s Hawai‘i

b) Hawai‘i Calls

c) Waikīkī Nights

d) Don Ho from Hawai‘i

14. This popular O‘ahu Aquarium was opened in 1904.

a) O‘ahu Aquarium

b) Honolulu Aquarium

c) Waikīkī Aquarium

d) Aloha Tower Aquarium

15. In the Hawaiian Islands in the 1860s, the bustling years of whaling were declining and the primary product of the cash economy became:

a) Rice

b) Pineapple

c) Taro

d) Sugar

16. In 1988 this man was re-elected mayor of Honolulu.

a) Frank Fasi

b) Ben Cayetano

c) Jeremy Harris

d) Daniel Inouye

17. In 1990, this man was re-elected Governor of Hawai‘i.

a) Ben Cayetano

b) John Waihee

c) Jeremy Harris

d) Daniel Inouye

18. The arrival in the Hawaiian Islands of over 110,000 of this immigrant group between 1907 and 1931 was the last large-scale arrival of plantation laborers to work the sugar cane industry.

a) Japanese

b) Tongan

c) Chinese

d) Filipino

19. In the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, how many huge battleships were sunk or destroyed?

a) 8

b) 2

c) 22

d) 10

20. What year was the law enacted to establish a public school system in the Hawaiian Islands, requiring the attendance of all children from ages 4 to 14?

a) 1815

b) 1840

c) 1865

d) 1890

21. What was the name of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s husband?

a) Kamehameha

b) Sanford Dole

c) John O. Dominis

d) Prince Lot

22. What year was the death of Kamehameha I, also called Kamehameha the Great?

a) 1799

b) 1809

c) 1819

d) 1829

23. This man was appointed Governor of Hawai‘i by President McKinley after serving as president of the Republic of Hawai‘i, and before that he was an associate justice of the Kingdom’s Supreme Court.

a) John O. Dominis

b) John Stevens

c) Sanford Dole

d) King Kalākaua

24. What company, in 1927, built the Malolo, a 650-passenger ocean liner designed to bring United States Mainland visitors to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel?

a) Castle & Cooke

b) Dole

c) Matson

d) Gay and Robinson

25. These barracks established near Wahiawa, O‘ahu in 1909 grew to become the largest permanent U.S. Army post.

a) Fort Bragg Barracks

b) Schofield Barracks

c) Pendleton Barracks

d) Whistler Barracks

26. In the year 1940, the Hawaiian Islands led the world in the production of which of the following?

a) Sugar

b) Pineapple

c) Fish

d) Taro

27. What was the population of O‘ahu in 1992?

a) 426,832

b) 4,264,000

c) 2,345,457

d) 864,800

28. What country declared war on the United States in 1898, causing the Hawaiian Islands to assume strategic importance because O‘ahu was used as a base for troops.

a) France

b) Germany

c) Portugal

d) Spain

29. This Kaua‘i Mission House was built in 1834, and restored by missionary descendants.

a) Hanalei Mission House

b) Waioli Mission House

c) Princeville Mission House

d) Po‘ipū Mission House

30. In January of 1993, Governor John Waihee ordered the American flag lowered while the Hawaiian flag flew above it as 10,000 pro-sovereignty marchers gathered where?

a) The Washington Building

b) ‘Iolani Palace

c) Kalalau Valley

d) Kaho‘olawe

31. This man served as sheriff of Honolulu for 26 years, from 1934 to 1960 (13 consecutive terms).

a) Sanford Dole

b) John Stevens

c) John Waihee

d) Duke Kahanamoku

32. Who built ‘Iolani Palace and then had a coronation ceremony there?

a) King Kamehameha

b) King Lunalilo

c) King Kalākaua

d) Queen Lili‘uokalani

33. In 1997, amidst a swarm of earthquakes, this crater erupted and collapsed, sending abrasive red cinder dust (fine-grained lithic tephra) over dozens of square miles of Kīlauea Volcano’s eastern flank.

a) Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater

b) Kīlauea Iki Crater

c) Halema‘uma‘u Crater

d) Mauna Loa Crater

34. What year was the Māhele (often called the “great” Māhele), the institution of a new system of property ownership, which was not “great” for natives, as it quickly led to foreigners owning virtually all private land (mahele means “division”)?

a) 1828

b) 1848

c) 1868

d) 1888

35. In 1849, the first sugar mill in the Hawaiian Islands was built where?

a) Lahaina, Maui

b) Hanalei, Kaua‘i

c) Hana, Maui

d) Waikīkī, O‘ahu

36. What year was the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, when U.S. troops were ordered ashore by U.S. Minister to Hawai‘i John Leavitt Stevens, and a Provisional Government was proclaimed?

a) 1843

b) 1873

c) 1893

d) 1903

37. When the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown and the Provisional Government was proclaimed, who was designated as its first President?

a) Sanford Ballard Dole

b) John Stevens

c) Robert Wilcox

d) James Blount

38. This was the year that commercial whale-watching trips began in Hawaiian waters, first off Maui and then eventually around all the major Hawaiian Islands.

a) 1955

b) 1965

c) 1975

d) 1985

39. Who was Hawai‘i’s (and the United States’) first elected governor of Hawaiian ancestry?

a) Sanford Dole

b) Ben Cayetano

c) Daniel Inouye

d) John Waihee

40. When did the Oahu [O‘ahu] Sugar Company grind its last crop?

a) 1905

b) 1955

c) 1975

d) 1995

41. What year did an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands generate a tsunami that destroyed 75 homes on Kauai‘s north shore?

a) 1897

b) 1937

c) 1957

d) 1977

42. Which island is officially designated as The Friendly Isle?

a) Kaua‘i

b) O‘ahu

c) Moloka‘i

d) Lāna‘i

43. After years of use as a naval and aerial bombing range, this island was transferred to Native Hawaiian control in 1993 and is currently being cleaned up and restored by the military and native groups.

a) Ni‘ihau

b) Lehua

c) Kaho‘olawe

d) Necker

44. In 1794, King Kamehameha I received a gift of a British flag (a Union Jack) from this man, and the flag would eventually be integrated into the official flag of Hawai‘i.

a) Captain Cook

b) John Davies

c) John Stevens

d) George Vancouver

45. What was the name of the group of water sports instructors working on the beaches fronting the Royal Hawaiian and Moana Hotels from the 1920s to the 1950s?

a) Waikīkī Local Boys

b) Waikīkī Beachboys

c) Waikīkī Surfmen

d) Waikīkī Dukes

46. What is the official nickname of the State of Hawai‘i?

a) The Fiftieth State

b) The Island State

c) The Land of One Thousand Beaches

d) The Aloha State

47. What year did two New England ships, the Balaena and the Equator, become the first American whalers in Hawaiian waters?

a) 1790

b) 1819

c) 1850

d) 1888

48. Before Cook’s expedition established western contact with the Hawaiian Islands, many other Pacific voyages were undertaken. What year did Ferdinand Magellan complete the first trans-Pacific voyage, as captain of the first ship to circumnavigate the Earth (though Magellan died before the ship made it back to Spain)

a) 1519

b) 1619

c) 1719

d) 1819

49. What is the official nickname of Kaua‘i?

a) The Friendly Isle

b) The Gathering Place

c) The Valley Isle

d) The Garden Isle

50. What year did Hawaiian officially become a written language?

a) 1779

b) 1829

c) 1859

d) 1889

51. When George Wilcox applied irrigation methods pioneered by William Harrison Rice to grow sugar cane in the 1860s at Grove Farm on Kaua‘i, the operation was a success, though the methods were still rather primitive, using what extremely slow animal to haul the cane at about 1 mile per hour?

a) Mule

b) Water buffalo

c) Boar

d) Ox

52. In 1868, nearly every European-style home in the Ka‘ū district on Hawai‘i Island was destroyed along with a village with over 40 people and 50 animals. What caused this?

a) Earthquake and tsunami

b) Tsunami and flood

c) Hurricane and flood

d) Earthquake and lava eruption

53. In 1876, King Kalākaua negotiated this treaty that allowed Hawaiian sugar into the United States duty free, and in return the U.S. was allowed to use Pearl Harbor as a naval base. What was this treaty called?

a) Sugar Treaty

b) Hawai‘i Naval Appropriations Act

c) Reciprocity Treaty

d) Pearl Harbor / Sugar Trade Act

54. In 1842, this country officially recognized the Kingdom of Hawai‘i as an independent government.

a) United States

b) Great Britain

c) France

d) Japan

55. From 1843 to 1854, an average of how many whaling ships spent the winter in the Hawaiian Islands each year?

a) Less than 100

b) 200

c) 300

d) Over 400

56. In 1895, an epidemic of this disease took many native lives.

a) Smallpox

b) Asiatic cholera

c) Measles

d) Malaria

57. With the goal of freeing Cuba, the United States declared war on this country in April of 1898, opening the door to annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States.

a) Great Britain

b) Spain

c) Portugal

d) Japan

58. What year did the U.S. navy gain exclusive use of the island of Kaho‘olawe for bombing practice and gunnery training, despite objections by native Hawaiians.

a) 1941

b) 1951

c) 1961

d) 1971

59. What is the official nickname of the island of Lāna‘i?

a) The Private Isle

b) Island of Dreams

c) The Valley Isle

d) The Garden Isle

60. On July 22, 1871, this facility was opened in Buffum’s Hall on Hotel Street.

a) Honolulu Museum

b) Honolulu Skating Rink

c) Honolulu Dance Studio

d) Honolulu Sovereign Hawaiian Registry

61. On May 8, 1914, the first cargo traveled through the newly-opened Panama Canal, and the cargo was from the Hawaiian Islands. What was it?

a) Pineapples

b) Sugar

c) Sandalwood

d) Rice

62. What year was the first crop of coffee, totaling 248 pounds, exported from the Hawaiian Islands?

a) 1845

b) 1858

c) 1873

d) 1892

63. The mayor of Honolulu from 1969 to 1981, and from 1985 to 1994 was:

a) Eileen Anderson

b) Neal Blaisdell

c) Frank Fasi

d) John Wilson

64. When Cook arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the native population was estimated at about 300,000. By 1890, with the spread of foreign introduced diseases and other problems, the native population was no more than:

a) 40,000

b) 70,000

c) 120,000

d) 250,000

65. What year was the first permanent observatory built atop Kīlauea Volcano’s summit?

a) 1848

b) 1877

c) 1899

d) 1911

66. In May of 1999, 8 persons died as a result of a landslide at this popular O‘ahu swimming site.

a) Seven Pools

b) Canyon Falls

c) Sacred Falls

d) ‘Akaka Falls

67. About how much taro was produced in the Hawaiian Islands in 1998?

a) 6,000 pounds

b) 600,000 pounds

c) 3.2 million pounds

d) 6 million pounds

68. Who was the commander of the U.S.S. Greeneville submarine, which hit a Japanese training vessel in 2000, killing 9 persons?

a) Thomas Fargo

b) Scott Waddle

c) Tony Cortese

d) John Huntley

69. A statue of this person was made in Florence in 1880 but sank off the Falkland Islands on the way to the Hawaiian Islands. It was eventually recovered from the ocean bottom, and now stands in front of the North Kohala Civic Center.

a) Queen Lili‘uokalani

b) Kamehameha I

c) Kamehameha IV

d) Kalākaua

70. In 1848, an epidemic of this disease killed an estimated 10,000 people in the Hawaiian Islands, mostly native Hawaiians.

a) Smallpox

b) Cholera

c) Asiatic fever

d) Measles

71. On February 1st, 1851, King Kamehameha III (Kauikeaouli) signed a secret agreement with the United States, putting the Kingdom of Hawai‘i under the protection of the United States if imperialism by this country continued.

a) Germany

b) France

c) Spain

d) England

72. In 1864, this family bought the island of Ni‘ihau from King Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuāiwa Kamehameha) for the price of $10,000.

a) Wilcox

b) Dole

c) Sinclair-Robinson

d) Stevens

73. In 1943, at Honouliuli, O‘ahu, an internment camp was opened to hold Americans of what ancestry?

a) Chinese

b) Japanese

c) Filipino

d) Hawaiian

74. What year did Amelia Earhart make the first solo flight between the Hawaiian Islands and the United States Mainland, from Wheeler Field on O‘ahu to Oakland California?

a) 1920

b) 1935

c) 1940

d) 1950

75. Who wrote “Aloha Oe”, the melody that now is often played or sung as a farewell?

a) King Kalākaua

b) Prince Kuhio

c) Queen Kaha‘amanu

d) Queen Lili‘uokalani

Advanced Questions


1. What year did the Pan American plane called the Hawai‘i Clipper fly paying customers from San Francisco to Honolulu, beginning the first commercial flights to the Hawaiian Islands?

a) 1909

b) 1929

c) 1936

d) 1941

2. Each Hawaiian Island has its own emblem, and these symbols are all flowers and plants, except for Ni’ihau, which has what for a symbol?

a) A Seashell

b) A Bird

c) A Seal

d) A Fish

3. What Hawaiian Island did British Captain James Cook first set foot on when he established western contact with the Hawaiian Islands?

a) Maui

b) Moloka‘i

c) O‘ahu

d) Kaua‘i

4. Hawai‘i’s first elected Congresswoman was:

a) Patsy Mink

b) Linda Lingle

c) Beatrice Thurmond

d) Maryanne Kusaka

5. What were the names of the two ships that Captain Cook sailed to the Hawaiian Islands?

a) HMS Endeavor and HMS Resolution

b) HMS Beagle and HMS Endeavor

c) HMS Resolution and HMS Pinafore

d) HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery

6. Designed like a star, this structure was built by the Russian George Anton Scheffer in 1817 near the town of Waimea on Kaua‘i.

a) Fort Waimea

b) Fort Brigg

c) Fort Knox

d) Fort Elizabeth

7. What is the official anthem of the State of Hawai‘i?

a) Aloha Oe

b) Hula Girl

c) Blue Hawai‘i

d) Hawai‘i Pono‘i

8. Queen’s Medical Center was named after:

a) Queen Lili‘uokalani

b) Queen Emma

c) Queen Elizabeth

d) Queen Kapi‘olani

9. What office did Duke Kahanamoku hold in Honolulu?

a) Mayor

b) Sheriff

c) Ambassador of Hawai‘i

d) King

10. This instrument, invented in the Hawaiian Islands, is 1 of just 2 major musical instruments invented in what is now the U.S.A.

a) Steel guitar

b) Slack-key guitar

c) Oboe

d) Bass

11. In the 19th century, the ‘ukulele was derived from the braguinha, an instrument introduced to the Hawaiian Islands from:

a) Spain

b) Mexico

c) Portugal

d) Venezuela

12. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, one of the Japanese pilots crash landed on what island?

a) Midway

b) Maui

c) Ni‘ihau

d) Kaua‘i

13. Waikīkī’s first hotel opened in 1901, and was called the Moana Hotel. What is the hotel called today?

a) The Biltmore Outrigger

b) The Coco Palms Hotel

c) The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

d) The Sheraton Moana Surfrider

14. The Kamehameha Schools were established in what year?

a) 1875

b) 1887

c) 1893

d) 1901

15. What year did the construction of naval facilities begin in Pearl Harbor?

a) 1885

b) 1908

c) 1930

d) 1941

16. In 1949, there was a 6-month strike by this organization.

a) Teacher’s Union


c) University of Hawai‘i Professors

d) International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union

17. The first pineapple cannery in the Hawaiian Islands was established in what year?

a) 1885

b) 1901

c) 1907

d) 1917

18. What year was George Ariyoshi elected governor?

a) 1966

b) 1974

c) 1982

d) 1990

19. Who was the architect of the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial?

a) Frank Lloyd Wright

b) Christopher Foy

c) Alfred Pries

d) Saul Bieler

20. What year did the Sugar Act expire, causing prices to soar from 11 cents per pound to 65.5 cents per pound?

a) 1924

b) 1954

c) 1974

d) 1994

21. What happened on Christmas Day in 1941 at Nāwiliwili Harbor on Kaua‘i?

a) Tsunami

b) Lightning

c) Submarine attack

d) Marine revolt

22. The Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893 when U.S. Minister to Hawai‘i John Leavitt Stevens ordered troops ashore in Honolulu, and the next day the Provisional Government was proclaimed. What was the date of this proclamation?

a) January 17

b) March 17

c) June 17

d) September 17

23. What is the name of the submarine featured by the privately-run Submarine Museum near the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial? This submarine served in World War II and sank several vessels.

a) The Roosevelt

b) Bowfin

c) U.S.S. Adams

d) Gettysburg

24. What year did Hurricane ‘Iwa pass between Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, bringing winds of over 100 m.p.h. and causing over 230 million dollars in damage?

a) 1962

b) 1972

c) 1982

d) 1992

25. This man was appointed Governor in 1921 by Warren G. Harding, and reappointed in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge.

a) Sanford Dole

b) George Wilcox

c) Neil Blaisdell

d) Wallace R. Farrington

26. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is only held if the waves reach the 20 to 30-foot heights worthy of the Eddie Aikau name, and it must occur during the waiting period from December 5th to February 28th. As of 2001, how many times had the contest been held?

a) 4

b) 6

c) 8

d) 10

27. What year did Eddie Aikau disappear after paddling for help from the overturned voyaging canoe, the Hōkūle‘a?

a) 1968

b) 1978

c) 1988

d) 1998

28. This United States President ordered the monarchy restored to Queen Lili‘uokalani.

a) Grover Cleveland

b) Warren G. Harding

c) Calvin Coolidge

d) Herbert Hoover

29. This man addressed the National Conference of Mayors in Honolulu in 1963.

a) Winston Churchill

b) Richard Nixon

c) John F. Kennedy

d) Ronald Reagan

30. What year was the first edition of Pukui and Elbert’s Hawaiian-English Dictionary published?

a) 1907

b) 1937

c) 1957

d) 1977

31. What was the exact date of Captain Cook’s death on Hawai‘i Island?

a) January 28, 1778

b) February 4, 1779

c) January 28, 1779

d) February 14, 1779

32. In 1968, this man was elected mayor of Honolulu.

a) Daniel Inouye

b) Duke Kahanamoku

c) Frank Fasi

d) Benjamin Carter

33. What year did the Ala Moana shopping center open?

a) 1959

b) 1969

c) 1979

d) 1989

34. Costing 10 million dollars, this O‘ahu tunnel opened in 1960.

a) Wilson Tunnel

b) Wai‘anae Tunnel

c) Ko‘olau Tunnel

d) Kāne‘ohe Tunnel

35. What was the first year that the Hawaiian Islands attracted over 1 million visitors?

a) 1907

b) 1927

c) 1947

d) 1967

36. In 1903, who was appointed as the Territory of Hawai‘i’s second governor?

a) Frank Inouye

b) Sanford Dole

c) George R. Carter

d) George Wilcox

37. What was the first year that the Hawaiian Islands attracted over 2 million visitors?

a) 1952

b) 1962

c) 1972

d) 1982

38. This Army post was named after a Spanish-American War and Civil War veteran, and it is the oldest Army post in the Hawaiian Islands.

a) Fort Shafter

b) Fort DeRussy

c) Fort Brag

d) Schofield Barracks

39. What year was White Heat filmed on Kaua‘i, making it one of the first talking pictures filmed in the Hawaiian Islands?

a) 1909

b) 1923

c) 1933

d) 1939

40. When Captain Cook sailed north from the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, what was he searching for?

a) Whales

b) Gold

c) A Northwest Passage

d) Furs

41. Honolulu Airport was originally known as:

a) O‘ahu Airport

b) Kamehameha Airport

c) John Rodgers Airport

d) Kahanamoku Airport

42. The island of Ni‘ihau is also known as:

a) The Valley Isle

b) The Garden Isle

c) The Forbidden Isle

d) Isle of the Hawaiians

43. What is the officially designated emblem of Kaho‘olawe?

a) Pua hinahina

b) ‘Ōhi‘a lehua

c) Maile

d) Gardenia

44. When Hawai‘i became the 50th state in 1959, who was elected as the first governor?

a) Oren E. Long

b) Sanford Dole

c) Daniel Inouye

d) William F. Quinn

45. This woman was the first female Lieutenant Governor of Hawai‘i.

a) Jean King

b) Joanne Yukimura

c) Linda Lingle

d) Patsy Mink

46. Foreign trading of the wood of the native Hawaiian tree called the sandalwood led chiefs to force commoners high up into the forests to log the trees at the expense of taro patches and other important elements of Hawaiian culture. What were the peak years of the sandalwood trade?

a) 1790-1800

b) 1810-1820

c) 1830-1840

d) 1850-1860

47. On November 28, 1843, these two countries issued a joint declaration recognizing the independence of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i.

a) Great Britain and France

b) Germany and France

c) Spain and Japan

d) Great Britain and Germany

48. What was the peak year of whaling in Hawaiian waters, with over 600 ships docking in Honolulu and Lahaina, bringing over 15,000 sailors.

a) 1821

b) 1841

c) 1851

d) 1881

49. When Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, what post did Joseph B. Poindexter hold?

a) Governor of Hawai‘i

b) Chief officer of the military

c) U.S. military representative of Hawai‘i

d) Mayor of Honolulu

50. From 1900 to 1909, how many trips to the United States did Queen Lili‘uokalani take to appeal for settlement of the disputed crown lands and fair treatment for her people?

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

d) 5

51. In 1957, 75 homes on Kaua‘i’s north shore were destroyed. What caused this?

a) Flood

b) Tsunami

c) Landslide

d) Hurricane

52. Sun Yat Sen attended ‘Iolani School from 1880 to 1886. Later he became:

a) Mayor of Honolulu

b) Governor of Hawai‘i

c) An Olympic gold medal winner

d) China’s first president

53. Who was the State of Hawai‘i’s first Congressman?

a) William F. Quinn

b) Hiram L. Fong

c) Daniel Akaka

d) Daniel K Inouye

54. In 1820, New England missionaries arrived at Waimea, Kaua‘i to set up Kaua‘i’s first mission station. What was the name of the brig that brought the missionaries?

a) The Puritan

b) The Virginia

c) Thaddeus

d) Discovery

55. What year did Regular Dispatch Line introduce regular sailing packet service between the United States Mainland and the Hawaiian Islands?

a) 1803

b) 1813

c) 1837

d) 1855

56. How far is it from Honolulu to Botswana?

a) 4,698 miles

b) 7, 568 miles

c) 9, 576 miles

d) 12, 417 miles

57. Sparky Matsunaga was wounded in battle with the 100th Battalion. Later he became:

a) Mayor of Honolulu

b) Governor of Hawai‘i

c) University of Hawai‘i football coach

d) U.S. Senator

58. What year did the Lahainaluna Seminary Press publish the first English-Hawaiian Dictionary, which was prepared by Joseph S. Emerson and Artemas Bishop?

a) 1809

b) 1839

c) 1845

d) 1868

59. Around 1900, the terraces of Hanalei Valley were used by Chinese laborers growing what food product?

a) Sugar

b) Pineapple

c) Rice

d) Taro

60. What was the name of the Japanese training vessel that was hit and sunk by a United States submarine during a surfacing drill near the Hawaiian Islands in 2000?

a) Ehime Maru

b) Noshento

c) Foy Lee

d) Ninea Fir

61. In 1900, the Hawaiian Islands became a:

a) Protectorate

b) Republic

c) Territory

d) State

62. This Big Island road has repeatedly been buried by lava flows.

a) Kapahulu Road

b) Chain of Craters Road

c) Crater Rim Drive

d) Kīlauea Road

63. In 1834, this botanist was found dead, trapped in a pit with a bull on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Camouflaged hunting pits were fairly common, but it remained a mystery how the man and the bull both ended up in the pit. What was this famous botanist’s name?

a) David Douglas

b) Walter Lewis

c) Dane Goddard

d) John Hopkins

64. The Big Island’s Waipi‘o Valley is referred to as the “Valley of the Kings.” What does Waipi‘o mean?

a) Sacred place

b) Long journey

c) Honored person

d) Curving Water

65. This infamous hippie settlement on Kaua‘i was owned by a brother of a famous movie star.

a) Hudson Camp

b) Mitchum Camp

c) Wayne Camp

d) Taylor Camp

66. The first commercial jet to land in the Hawaiian Islands belonged to what airlines?

a) United

b) Pan American

c) Qantas

d) Trans World Airlines

67. What year did Honolulu Zoo open in Kapi‘olani Park?

a) 1895

b) 1901

c) 1914

d) 1922

68. This trail in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park goes through an area that was rainforest before it was ravaged by cinder and pumice from the 1959 Kīlauea Iki Crater eruption.

a) Crater Trail

b) Devastation Trail

c) Cinder Trail

d) Kīlauea Iki Trail

69. Harry Owens won an Oscar in 1937 for a song he wrote for his daughter. What was the name of the song?

a) Daughter of Mine

b) Sweet Leilani

c) Kaimana

d) My Kiana

70. The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down near Johnston Island and then were brought to the Hawaiian Islands. What year did this occur?

a) 1963

b) 1967

c) 1969

d) 1971

71. Who was the first voting Congressman of Hawaiian ancestry?

a) Daniel K Akaka

b) Daniel Inouye

c) Duke Kahanamoku

d) George Ariyoshi

72. What year did the first ever American submarine sinking occur in Honolulu Harbor?

a) 1905

b) 1910

c) 1915

d) 1925

73. The first non-stop air flight from the United States Mainland to the Hawaiian Islands occurred when some military men flew a tri-motored Fokker monoplane from Oakland to Wheeler Field. What year did this occur?

a) 1917

b) 1927

c) 1937

d) 1947

74. What popular actor starred in the cowboy television series Stoney Burke before coming to the Hawaiian Islands and starring in another series?

a) Tom Selleck

b) James Garner

c) Jack Lord

d) Greg Iler

75. In 1778, when Captain Cook established western contact with the Hawaiian Islands, he named the island group The Sandwich Islands in honor of his patron, the Earl of Sandwich. What was the real name of the Earl of Sandwich?

a) Claus VonBaron

b) Isaac Venelli

c) Joseph Montague

d) Simon Efrein