Places of the Hawaiian Islands / Geography

Places of the Hawaiian Islands / Geography

1. This ocean bay ten miles east of Waikīkī was created when the ocean broke through the outer wall of a volcanic crater?

a) Diamond Head Bay

b) Hanauma Bay

c) Waimea Bay

d) Hanalei Bay

2. For over 100 years this magnificent isolated valley on Moloka‘i was used to segregate leprosy victims from the rest of society.

a) Moloa‘a

b) Kalalau

c) Kalaupapa

d) Waimea

3. This small crescent of land 3 miles off the southwest coast of Maui is the result of an undersea explosion.

a) Mokuaeae

b) Lāna‘i

c) Kaho‘olawe

d) Molokini

4. What two parallel major mountain ranges on O‘ahu form the prominent geographical features of the island, creating distinct wet windward and dry leeward sides of O‘ahu?

a) The Ko‘olau and Wai‘anae Ranges

b) The Wailuku and Kāne‘ohe Ranges

c) The Wai‘ale‘ale and Kailua Ranges

d) The Honolulu and Waipahu Ranges

5. On what island is the famous big wave surfing spot called Jaws?

a) Kaua‘i

b) O‘ahu

c) Maui

d) Hawai‘i

6. Kaua‘i’s verdant Fern Grotto is a popular tourist attraction that may be visited by riverboat. On which river is the Fern Grotto located?

a) Kalihiwai River

b) Wailua River

c) The Ala Wai Canal

d) Waimea River

7. What is the name of the 18-hole, par-72 golf course on Kaua‘i’s north shore, often rated by golf publications and experts as the number one course in Hawai’i?

a) Makai Course

b) Wailua Course

c) Prince Course

d) Kīlauea Course

8. What volcanic mountain on Kaua‘i is often called the wettest spot on Earth?

a) Mt. Vesuvius

b) Mt. Kawaikini

c) Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale

d) Mauna Loa

9. This structure was built by King Kalākaua in the late 1800s, and was home to Hawaiian royalty until the overthrow of the monarchy.

a) Honolulu Palace

b) ‘Iolani Palace

c) The Moana Hotel

d) Kohala Palace

10. This volcanic tuff cone visible from Honolulu was named for its calcite crystals.

a) Gem Mountain

b) Pearl Harbor

c) Diamond Head

d) Jade Rock

11. Over 1 million people each year visit this popular snorkeling spot to see the colorful fish swimming there.

a) Sandy Beach

b) Hanalei Bay

c) Waimea Bay

d) Hanauma Bay

12. This island was dominated by a pineapple plantation until the 1990s when the plantations closed and 2 new hotels were constructed.

a) Moloka‘i

b) Ni‘ihau

c) Lāna‘i

d) Kaua‘i

13. How long is the trail from Ke’e Beach to Kauai‘s popular paradise known as Kalalau Valley?

a) 5 miles

b) 24 miles

c) 11 miles

d) ¼-mile

14. Which Hawaiian Island has a land area of 552 square miles, making it the 4th largest island?

a) Kaua‘i

b) Maui

c) Lāna‘i

d) O‘ahu

15. On the Diamond Head end of Kapi’olani Beach, this 100-meter-long saltwater swimming pool was built as a memorial to soldiers who died in World War II.

a) The Mausoleum

b) The Aquatic Complex

c) The Natatorium

d) Waikīkī Pool

16. From this scenic lookout you can see Kailua to the right, Kāne‘ohe straight ahead, and far to the left, Mokoli‘i Island.

a) Kāne‘ohe Lookout

b) Lover’s Leap

c) Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

d) Kailua Overlook

17. This spot is considered the best in the world for catching Pacific blue marlin, the renowned fighting fish that has a long sword-like bill and may weigh over 1,000 pounds.

a) Po‘ipū Coast

b) Moloka‘i

c) Ni‘ihau

d) Kona Coast

18. This 80-foot waterfall is found on the western side of Hilo, off Waianuenue Ave.

a) Rainbow Falls

b) Waimea Falls

c) ‘Akaka Falls

d) Hilo Falls

19. This 11-mile loop road circles Kīlauea Volcano’s summit caldera.

a) Volcano Road

b) Chain of Craters Road

c) Caldera Road

d) Crater Rim Drive

20. This restored replica of a 960-ton square-rigger was for many years on display in Lahaina Harbor before being sunk to provide an attraction for scuba divers:

a) The Discovery

b) Lady Luck

c) The Carthaginian

d) The Bounty

21. This scenic road is known as the “Highway to Heaven,” and also known for its 600 twists and turns and 54 bridges.

a) Hanalei Road

b) The Hana Highway

c) Mauna Kea Road

d) Nā Pali Road

22. This volcano is the tallest landform in the Hawaiian Islands as well as tallest mountain in the whole Pacific Basin.

a) Mauna Kea

b) Mauna Loa

c) Haleakalā

d) Wai‘ale‘ale

23. With a volume of over 10,000 square miles, this volcano is the most massive mountain on Earth.

a) Mauna Kea

b) Mauna Loa

c) Haleakalā

d) Wai‘ale‘ale

24. Completed in 1926, this 10-story structure was for a long time the tallest structure in Honolulu, dominating the waterfront. It is now surrounded by a marketplace.

a) The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

b) The Moana Hotel

c) Waikīkī Tower

d) Aloha Tower

25. This ranch, on the island of Hawai‘i, is the largest privately held ranch in the United States.

a) Parker Ranch

b) Paniolo Ranch

c) Nalu Ranch

d) Bishop Ranch

26. This north shore O‘ahu community was once a typical plantation town but now is known as a haven for surfers.

a) Waimānalo

b) Wai‘anae

c) Waikīkī

d) Hale‘iwa

27. These buildings, constructed in the early 1920s, housed soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division and appeared in the movie From Here to Eternity.

a) Schofield Barracks

b) Camp Pendleton

c) Hickam Housing

d) Pearl Harbor Housing

28. What is the common name of Moku ‘Ume‘ume, the small island in the middle of Pearl Harbor Lagoon?

a) Pearl Island

b) Honolulu Island

c) Ford Island

d) Aloha Island

29. A stature of this beloved Hawaiian stands on Kalākaua Ave.

a) Duke Kahanamoku

b) King Kamehameha I

c) King Kalākaua

d) Queen Lili‘uokalani

30. These stones on Kalākaua Ave (opposite the Hyatt Regency Hotel) were placed there by Hawaiians around A.D. 1400 to commemorate four wise visitors from Tahiti who, it is said, transferred their healing powers to the stones.

a) The Healing Stones

b) Kahuna Stones

c) The Wizard Stones

d) Stones of Life

31. How tall is ‘Akaka Falls on Hawai‘i Island (the Big Island)?

a) 80 feet

b) 420 feet

c) 600 feet

d) 2,000 feet

32. This O‘ahu museum houses the world’s most prominent collection of Polynesian artifacts and Hawaiiana.

a) Kamehameha Museum

b) Lili‘uokalani Museum

c) ‘Iolani Palace

d) Bishop Museum

33. This O‘ahu Congregationalist Church was built from coral blocks in 1842.

a) Waipi‘o Church

b) Waimānalo Church

c) Kawaiahao Church

d) Punaho Church

34. This theme park on O‘ahu’s north shore exhibits reproduced villages of Tonga, Fiji, early Hawai‘i, and other cultures of the Pacific.

a) O‘ahu Cultural Center

b) Hale’iwa History Museum

c) Mokulē‘ia Historical Park

d) Polynesian Cultural Center

35. Where is the largest banyan tree in the state of Hawai‘i?

a) Lahaina

b) Po‘ipū

c) Hana

d) Waikīkī

36. At Makapu‘u Point, this site has a 300,000 gallon Hawaiian Reef Tank.

a) Water World Park

b) O‘ahu Ocean Center

c) Sea World

d) Sea Life Park

37. This veteran’s cemetery overlooks downtown Honolulu.

a) Memorial Cemetery

b) Punchbowl Cemetery

c) Honolulu Cemetery

d) Veteran’s Cemetery

38. ‘Ōpaeka‘a Falls is a scenic waterfall on the island of Kaua‘i. What does ‘Ōpaeka‘a mean?

a) Falling water

b) Rolling shrimp

c) Far it falls

d) Cascading waters

39. This beautiful Kaua‘i beach park is at the “end of the road,” which is also the beginning of the trail to the Nā Pali Coast.

a) Makua

b) Black Pot

c) Lumaha‘i

d) Ke‘e

40. The reason that the island of Lāna‘i is relatively dry is because the northeast tradewinds are blocked by what landform?

a) Haleakalā

b) The Ko‘olau Range

c) The West Maui Mountains

d) Mauna Kea

41. The 8 main Hawaiian Islands span a distance of about how many miles?

a) 400

b) 200

c) 700

d) 1,000

42. How many volcanoes are there on Hawai‘i Island (Big Island)?

a) 3

b) 5

c) 9

d) 15

43. Mauna Kea Volcano on Hawai‘i Island (the Big Island) is the tallest mountain on Earth if measured from base to summit (over 1,000 feet taller than Mt. Everest). How far does Mauna Kea rise up from the ocean bottom?

a) Over 6 miles

b) 5 miles

c) 3 miles

d) Less than 1 mile

44. Of all the Hawaiian Islands, which is the youngest?

a) Kaua‘i

b) Maui

c) Ni‘ihau

d) Hawai‘i Island

45. When hit by the waves, this natural formation of rock on the south side of Kaua‘i funnels water up through an ancient lava tube resulting in a geyser effect. Legend has it that the groaning noise it produces is the lizard Lehu trapped within.

a) Geyser Rock

b) Spouting Horn

c) Lehu Rock

d) Old Faithful

46. One of the main reasons the Hawaiian Islands are famous for big waves and excellent surfing is that large ocean swells hit the islands every winter when huge storms are generated off the Asian landmass and grow over what body of water?

a) The Pacific Ocean

b) The Atlantic Ocean

c) The Gulf of Alaska

d) The Bering Sea

47. This Lighthouse, atop a bluff on Kaua‘i’s north shore, was the first light seen by sailors heading east for the Orient, and is now part of a National Wildlife Refuge.

a) Hanalei Lighthouse

b) Kīlauea Lighthouse

c) Waipake Lighthouse

d) Princeville Lighthouse

48. This island was formed by a single volcano about 4.9 million years ago, and is about 6 miles wide and 18 miles long, making it the 7th largest Hawaiian Island (69.5 square miles), and the smallest inhabited Hawaiian Island.

a) Kaua‘i

b) Moloka‘i

c) Ni‘ihau

d) Kaho‘olawe

49. This island group 2,500 miles southeast of the Hawaiian Islands is thought to be the origin of the first Polynesian settlers of the Hawaiian Islands.

a) Tahiti

b) The Marquesas

c) The Cook Islands

d) Sāmoa

50. This overlook on Maui sits at an elevation of 8,840 feet, and is midway between Haleakalā National Park headquarters and the Visitor Center, providing a view of West Maui Mountains and both sides of the isthmus of Maui.

a) Haleakalā Overlook

b) Crater View Overlook

c) Leleiwi Overlook

d) Kaupo Overlook

51. Known for its spectacular sea cliffs, this island encompasses 260 square miles, and is the 5th largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

a) Kaua‘i

b) Ni‘ihau

c) Lāna‘i

d) Moloka‘i

52. This 200-acre park is at the Diamond Head end of Waikīkī.

a) Waikīkī Park

b) Ala Moana Park

c) Waimānalo Park

d) Kapi‘olani Park

53. Planted in 1910, this grove of exotic trees near Haleakalā’s summit includes incense cedar, Japanese sugi, Douglas fir and other species, as well as campgrounds.

a) Haleakalā Grove

b) Summit Grove

c) Lili‘uokalani Grove

d) Hosmer Grove

54. This National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kaua‘i’s north shore features restored taro terraces (lo‘i kalo) as well as many native Hawaiian plant species with signs identifying them.

a) Allerton

b) Hanalei

c) Limahuli

d) Lumaha‘i

55. Where is Lā‘ie?

a) Windward O‘ahu

b) North Shore, Kaua‘i

c) East Maui

d) Kona Coast

56. Diamondhead Lookout on O‘ahu is reached by climbing two stairways linked by a 225-foot tunnel. How many steps are on the two sets of stairways?

a) 500 and 180

b) 76 and 99

c) 100 and 1,000

d) 55 and 500

57. Necker, Nihoa, Laysan and Lisianski are all:

a) Hawaiian bird species

b) Hawaiian insect species

c) Hawaiian Islands

d) Hawaiian politicians

58. With a land area of 597 square miles, this is the 3rd largest Hawaiian Island.

a) Maui

b) Kaua‘i

c) Moloka‘i

d) O‘ahu

59. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort, and the Hāpuna Beach Prince are all found where?

a) The Kona Coast

b) The Kohala Coast

c) The Hāmākua Coast

d) Kīlauea Volcano National Park

60. This north shore Kaua‘i town has the same name as a volcano on Hawai‘i Island (the Big Island).

a) Mauna Loa

b) Mauna Kea

c) Kīlauea

d) Kohala

61. This island’s land area is 140 square miles, making it the 6th largest Hawaiian Island.

a) Kaua’i

b) Ni‘ihau

c) Moloka‘i

d) Lāna‘i

62. About how far is it from the Hawaiian Islands to the nearest continental land mass?

a) 1,800 miles

b) 2,400 miles

c) 3,100 miles

d) 4,080 miles

63. On Kaua‘i, Nāwiliwili is a:

a) Harbor

b) Volcano

c) Airport

d) Rare endemic goose

64. Which is the only Hawaiian Island that is roughly circular in shape?

a) Maui

b) Lāna‘i

c) Kaho‘olawe

d) Kaua‘i

65. The total land area of the State of Hawai‘i is how many square miles?

a) 62,290

b) 34,080

c) 6,423

d) 1,640

66. This is the bay where Captain Cook was anchored when he went ashore and died in a fatal encounter with the natives.

a) Kāne‘ohe Bay

b) Hanalei Bay

c) Waimea Bay

d) Kealakekua Bay

67. What is the name of the road that circles Kīlauea Volcano’s summit caldera?

a) Volcano Road

b) Avenue of Steam

c) Crater Rim Drive

d) Chain of Craters Road

68. What is the approximate elevation of the summit of Kīlauea Volcano on Hawai‘i Island (the Big Island)?

a) 3,000 feet

b) 4,000 feet

c) 5,000 feet

d) 6,000 feet

69. How far is it from Honolulu to the Equator?

a) 345 miles

b) 1,470 miles

c) 2,200 miles

d) 3,100 miles

70. The Northwest Hawaiian Islands are part of the State of Hawai‘i, and include many scattered islets, shoals and atolls spanning over 1,000 miles of ocean northwest of the 8 main Hawaiian Islands. The total land area of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands is what percent of the total land area of the state?

a) .1%

b) 1%

c) 10%

d) 30%

71. The upcountry towns of Makawao, Kula and ‘Ulupalakua are found on what island?

a) Hawai‘i Island (the Big Island)

b) Maui

c) Kaua‘i

d) Moloka‘i

72. Atop Waimea Canyon in Koke‘e State Park on Kaua‘i, one may stand at this spectacular overlook and see below the green pinnacles of the Nā Pali sea cliffs and the shimmering blue water.

a) Koke‘e Lookout

b) Waimea Lookout

c) Kalalau Lookout

d) Wainiha Lookout

73. This island is the state’s biggest producer of cattle, vegetables, antherium, macadamia nuts and papayas.

a) O‘ahu

b) Hawai‘i Island

c) Moloka‘i

d) Maui

74. This 37-room country-style inn is perched 4,000 feet above sea level, with a view of steam rising from Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

a) Kīlauea Lodge

b) Summit House

c) Volcano House

d) Halema‘uma‘u Lodge

75. This Hāmākua Coast beach park is on a low-lying peninsula that was inundated by a 1946 tsunami.

a) ‘Akaka Beach Park

b) Laupāhoehoe Beach Park

c) Waipi‘o Beach Park

d) Kalōpā Beach Park

76. This island’s land area is 727 square miles, making it the 2nd largest Hawaiian Island.

a) Kaua‘i

b) O‘ahu

c) Maui

d) Moloka‘i

77. Which island is known as The Orchid Isle?

a) Kaua‘i

b) Hawai‘i Island

c) Maui

d) Moloka‘i

78. Hawai‘i Island (the Big Island) is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain. The land area of the island of Hawai‘i is how many square miles?

a) 2,028.2

b) 3,028.2

c) 4,028.2

d) 5,028.2

79. In 1999, the crew of the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe sailed to this remote island.

a) Sāmoa

b) Tahiti

c) Easter Island

d) Cook Island

80. The Volcano House on Kīlauea Volcano’s summit began as a grass shack in 1846, costing visitors $1 a night. The Volcano House that stands at the summit today was built in:

a) 1877

b) 1910

c) 1933

d) 1941

81. The name of this volcano means “House of the Rising Sun.”

a) Mauna Loa

b) Kīlauea

c) Haleakalā

d) Hualālai

82. The stretch of Big Island coast from Kailua-Kona to Pololū Valley is know as the:

a) Kona Coast

b) Fishing Coast

c) Gold Coast

d) South Coast

83. A hike through Kaua‘i’s Alaka‘i Swamp leads to this spectacular lookout over Wainiha Valley and Hanalei.

a) Kilohana Lookout

b) Wainiha Lookout

c) Hanalei Lookout

d) North Shore Lookout

84. This densely forested park at 6,200 feet on the slopes of Haleakalā looks over west and central Maui as well as the islands of Kaho‘olawe, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i.

a) Haleakalā National Park

b) Lydgate Park

c) Poli Poli State Park

d) Kula Park

85. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, established by Executive Order in May of 2000, is how many square nautical miles?

a) 5,500

b) 45,300

c) 68,700

d) 99,500

86. Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, and All Star Hawai‘i are all:

a) Hawaiian wrestlers

b) Hawaiian geology terms

c) Waikīkī theme restaurants

d) Types of Hawaiian music

87. Observations by the University of Hawai‘i have shown that the earliest influx of humpback whales occurs around what island?

a) Hawai‘i Island

b) Maui

c) Moloka‘i

d) Kaua‘i

88. What battleship is docked just a few hundred yards from the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial?

a) U.S.S. Roosevelt

b) U.S.S. Missouri

c) U.S.S. Independence

d) U.S.S. Truman

89. What is the highest elevation on Kaua‘i?

a) Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale

b) Mt. Kawaikini

c) Mt. Nakahomu

d) Waimea Canyon Lookout

90. This island was formed by Kauhakō and Kamakou Volcanoes.

a) O‘ahu

b) Lāna‘i

c) Moloka‘i

d) Kaho‘olawe

91. Which island has designated the flower of the kukui tree as its official emblem?

a) Kaua‘i

b) Ni‘ihau

c) Maui

d) Moloka‘i

92. Waikīkī is bounded on one side by the ocean and on the other side by:

a) Diamond Head

b) Honolulu

c) The Ala Wai Canal

d) Kāne‘ohe

93. This Waikīkī military reservation is a U.S. Army post that is used mainly as a recreation center for the armed forces, though there is a public access to the beach and the adjacent military museum.

a) Schofield Barracks

b) Fort Stevens

c) Johnston Military Reservation

d) Fort DeRussy

94. A shallow coral reef near shore provides calm, protected waters at this Waikīkī beach, which is used by many local residents who come there each day to swim laps.

a) San Souci Beach

b) Royal Hawaiian Beach

c) Kuhio Beach

d) Sandy Beach

95. What museum is found off of Kalākaua Avenue in Waikīkī, in a small building behind St. Augustine’s Church?

a) Kalākaua Museum

b) Damien Museum

c) Waikīkī Museum

d) Kuhio Museum

96. From the roadside lookout near Makapu‘u Point on O‘ahu, one may look out over Makapu‘u Beach and see two different offshore islands. These islands are Kāohikaipu Island and:

a) Mānana Island

b) Makapu‘u Island

c) Ford Island

d) Waimānalo Island

97. This popular beach on southeast O‘ahu is also one of the most dangerous beaches in the Hawaiian Islands in terms of lifeguard rescues and broken bones due to the slamming shorebreak waves, backwash, and rip currents.

a) Waimānalo Beach

b) Makapu‘u Beach

c) Sandy Beach

d) White Sand Beach

98. This is O‘ahu‘s 4th largest city, and it also has the state’s largest bay and reef-sheltered lagoon, stretching 7 miles from Mōkapu Peninsula to Kualoa Point.

a) Kāne‘ohe

b) Waimānalo

c) Kahuku

d) Mokulē‘ia

99. In the late evening near a rocky outcrop below this resort’s saltwater pool, manta rays gather and swim, attracted by spotlights that are shined on the water. What is the name of the resort where this occurs?

a) Kona Beach Resort

b) Keahou Beach Resort

c) Kona Sheraton

d) Kona Surf Resort

100. This structure in Kapi‘olani Park hosts classical and contemporary music concerts as well as other events.

a) Kapi‘olani Bowl

b) Waikīkī Shell

c) Kapi‘olani Shell

d) Waikīkī Amphitheater

Advanced Questions

Places of the Hawaiian Islands / Geography

1. What Kaua‘i Canyon did Mark Twain call “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific?”

a) Waimea Canyon

b) Kalalau Valley

c) Heiau Canyon

d) The Kaupo Gap

2. What is the name of the rugged road/trail on Kaua‘i connects the town of Princeville to Keahua Arboretum?

a) North Shore Trail

b) Powerline Trail

c) Hanalei Trail

d) Ke‘e Trail

3. Which of the following is not one of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kaua‘i?

a) Allerton Gardens

b) Anahola Gardens

c) The McBryde Gardens

d) Limahuli Gardens

4. How tall is the summit of Mt. Haleakalā?

a) 13, 796 feet

b) 10,023 feet

c) 4,200 feet

d) 14,200 feet

5. This natural pool in the lava rock on the left side of Hanauma Bay (when facing the water from the beach) is connected to the ocean underwater, and some thrill seekers swim through the narrow tunnel.

a) King’s Bath

b) Slippery Rock

c) Toilet Bowl

d) Hanauma Pool

6. The Hawaiian Islands are at the northern point of a huge triangle defining Polynesia. The other 2 points are New Zealand to the southwest, and what island to the southeast?

a) Easter Island

b) The Marquesas

c) Tahiti

d) Bora Bora

7. Built in 1852 by convicts, this Lahaina prison’s name means “Stuck-in-irons house.”

a) Hale Pa‘aho

b) Hale Pohaku

c) Hale He‘e Nalu

d) Hale Honu

8. This beautiful valley in northwest O‘ahu was the first place Europeans set foot on O‘ahu.

a) Waimea Valley

b) Waipi‘o Valley

c) Mākua Valley

d) Waimānalo

9. This scenic Moloka‘i valley is the site of Hīpuapua and Moa‘ula waterfalls.

a) Kalaupapa Valley

b) Hālawa Valley

c) Waipi‘o Valley

d) Honopū Valley

10. These New England style houses across from Kawaiahao Church on O‘ahu are the oldest frame buildings in the Hawaiian Islands.

a) Mission Houses Museum

b) Kawaiahao Houses Museum

c) O‘ahu Missionary Museum Houses

d) Missionary Houses of O‘ahu Museum

11. Kīlauea Volcano is in the southcentral region of Hawai‘i Island, and extends over how big of an area?

a) 6 square miles

b) 60 square miles

c) 600 square miles

d) 6,000 square miles

12. What is the name of the 3-mile-long, 1.5-mile-wide, 600-foot-deep summit caldera of Mauna Loa?

a) Mauna Iki

b) Halema‘uma‘u

c) Mokihana

d) Moku‘āweoweo

13. How far is Ni‘ihau from Kaua‘i?

a) 7 miles

b) 17 miles

c) 27 miles

d) 37 miles

14. This 900-foot stone wall (said to have been built by the legendary race of small people called menehune) was used by ancient Hawaiians to trap and raise fish at a bend in the river that now flows into Nāwiliwili Harbor on Kaua‘i.

a) Malae Fishpond

b) Nāwiliwili Fishpond

c) Alekoko Fishpond

d) Wai‘ale‘ale Fishpond

15. The Northwest Hawaiian Islands consist of how many reefs, islets, and atolls?

a) 47

b) 57

c) 74

d) 124


16. What is the name of the shallow lake just below the summit of Mauna Kea. At 13,020 feet, it is one of the world’s highest lakes?

a) Lake Mauna Kea

b) Lake Wēkiu

c) Lake Wai‘au

d) Lake Waipi‘o

17. On Hawai‘i Island, this 224-foot long, 100-foot high heiau about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona was built by Kamehameha I as a result of a prophecy, and when it was completed in 1791 his rival Keoua was slain there along with 26 of Keoua’s chiefs and warriors.

a) Pu‘ukoholā

b) Mo‘okini

c) Waha‘ula

d) Keaīwa

18. Compared to the rest of the United States, where do the Hawaiian Islands rank in terms of size?

a) 40th

b) 43rd

c) 47th

d) 49th

19. On what island is the surfing spot called Rock Quarries?

a) Kaua‘i

b) O‘ahu

c) Maui

d) Hawai‘i Island

20. How high is the summit of Diamond Head on O‘ahu?

a) 2,000 feet

b) 840 feet

c) 589 feet

d) 760 feet

21. In what Kaua‘i valley were the Jurassic Park scenes filmed in which live cattle and a human worker are devoured by captive raptors?

a) Waimea Canyon

b) Wainiha Valley

c) Limahuli Valley

d) Lumaha‘i Valley

22. What is the common name of Makua Beach, a favorite snorkeling and surfing spot on Kaua‘i’s north shore?

a) Tunnels

b) The Bay

c) Bali Hai

d) Pipeline

23. About ½-mile from Nāwiliwili Harbor is one of Kaua‘i’s most famous archaeological sites, a 900-foot wall that was used to trap and raise fish. What is this site called?

a) Nāwiliwili Fishpond

b) Wai‘ale‘ale Fishpond

c) Alakoko Fishpond

d) Waimea Fishpond

24. The Hawaiian Islands are at the very southeast end of the Hawaiian-Emperor Chain. How long is the Hawaiian-Emperor Chain?

a) 400 miles

b) 1,526 miles

c) 2,867 miles

d) 3,726 miles

25. What family owns the island of Ni‘ihau?

a) Wilcox

b) Kamehameha

c) Robinson

d) Dole

26. Kaho‘olawe is a relatively dry island because it’s blocked from the rains by:

a) O‘ahu

b) Moloka‘i

c) Mauna Kea

d) Haleakalā

27. This Kaua‘i landmark in Waimea Town was built in 1853, and was also a backdrop in the movie White Heat.

a) Waimea Foreign Church

b) Waimea Rectory

c) Waimea Historic Building

d) Waimea Missionary Church

28. This river has often been referred to (mistakenly) as the only navigable river in the Hawaiian Islands?

a) Moloka‘i River

b) Wailua River

c) Wai‘ale‘ale River

d) Keleakaua River

29. How far is it from Honolulu to Surabaia, Indonesia?

a) 2,389 miles

b) 3,245 miles

c) 4,364 miles

d) 5,598 miles

30. This portion of Kīlauea Volcano is currently (since 1983) the most volcanically active part of the volcano.

a) East Rift Zone

b) West Rift Zone

c) South Rift Zone

d) North Rift Zone

31. Where is the Big Island’s orchid industry based?

a) Kona Coast

b) Hāmākua Coast

c) Hilo

d) Puna

32. From Ke‘e Beach on the north shore of Kaua‘i, it is a two mile hike to this beautiful valley and beach.

a) Kalalau

b) Miloli‘i

c) Hanakāpī‘ai

d) Hanalei

33. Maui is the 2nd largest Hawaiian Island. Compared to Maui, Hawai‘i Island is how big?

a) Twice as big

b) Three times as big

c) Four times as big

d) Five times as big

34. The modern myth of the menehune describes an ancient race of very skilled persons with supernatural strength. This ancient race is mainly associated with which Hawaiian Island?

a) Kaua‘i

b) Moloka‘i

c) Ni‘ihau

d) Hawai‘i Island

35. The Hawaiian Islands are thought to have first been settled by voyagers from The Marquesas Islands between A.D. 200 and 500. About A.D. 1000 another wave of migrations occurred, and these new settlers are said to have dominated the earlier Marquesan settlers. From what island did the second wave of migrations to the Hawaiian Islands originate?

a) Sāmoa

b) Bora Bora

c) Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

d) Tahiti

36. In 1987, molten rock from Kīlauea Volcano buried this historic natural pool on Hawai‘i Island (The Big Island).

a) King’s Bath

b) Queen’s Bath

c) Prince’s Bath

d) The Royal Bath

37. Built from lava and coral, this two-story structure at the north end of Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island was King Kalākaua‘s summer residence.

a) Hulihe‘e Palace

b) ‘Iolani Palace

c) Hale Kalākaua

d) Moloa‘a Palace

38. A white obelisk on the north shore of the Big Island’s Kealakekua Bay stands as a monument to this man, who died nearby on the beach.

a) King Kalākaua

b) Captain Cook

c) King Kamehameha

d) U.S. Minister John Leavitt Stevens

39. This large cavern is the most popular dive on Lāna‘i, and has plenty of tunnels and crevices to explore.

a) The Temple

b) The Amphitheater

c) The Pinnacles

d) The Cathedrals

40. Where is the steep cinder and ash path known as Sliding Sands Trail?

a) Haleakalā Crater

b) Kīlauea Crater

c) Kamakou Volcano

d) Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale

41. What is the elevation of the highest spot on O‘ahu?

a) 2,929 feet

b) 4,003 feet

c) 5,897 feet

d) 6,198 feet

42. The Northwest Hawaiian Islands extend from Nihoa in the southeast to what point in the northwest?

a) French Frigate Shoals

b) Midway Island

c) Kure Atoll

d) Necker Island

43. Within Waikīkī’s Pacific Beach Hotel, this 3-story 280,000 gallon aquarium is the backdrop for two of the hotel’s restaurants.

a) Waikīkī Aquarium

b) The Oceanarium

c) Natatorium

d) Pacific Beach Aquarium

44. At Kā‘anapali on Maui, this rocky lava promontory protects the beach in front of the Sheraton Hotel, making it the safest spot for swimming and snorkeling.

a) Kā‘anapali Beach

b) Point Rock

c) Kā‘anapali Point

d) Black Rock

45. This point and coastal Lighthouse just over 1 mile north of Sandy Beach represents O‘ahu’s easternmost point.

a) Koko Point

b) Sandy Point

c) Makapu‘u Point

d) Waimānalo Point

46. This sleepy artists’ community is perched atop the slopes above Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island.

a) Hōlualoa

b) Keauhou

c) Kealakekua

d) Kailua Heights

47. The boulder-strewn terrain near Kānepu‘u on Lāna‘i is marketed as the “Garden of the Gods.” How did the area get its “badlands” appearance?

a) A volcanic explosion

b) An ancient deluge

c) Overgrazing by cattle, goats, and deer

d) Geological landshifting

48. In 1790, this beach on Northwest Maui was the site of an infamous massacre, in which Captain Simon Metcalfe and the crew of the US ship Eleanora used their cannons to gun down an estimated 100 Hawaiians in retaliation for the theft of a skiff.

a) Olowalu Beach

b) Lahaina Beach

c) Launiupoko Beach

d) Mā‘alaea Beach

49. This Big Island town is the site of the W.M. Keck Observatory office, as well as the headquarters of the Parker Ranch, which covers about one-ninth of the island.

a) Kohala

b) Hāmākua

c) Kukuihaele

d) Waimea

50. This quiet Big Island town was Kamehameha the Great’s childhood home, and in front of the Civic Center stands a statue of him that is a duplicate of the statue opposite ‘Iolani Palace on O‘ahu.

a) Makapala

b) Lā‘ie

c) Kapu

d) Kapa‘au