Hawaii Trivia Brainpower Test

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Hawaii Quizzes & Trivia

Pacific challenge over dinner. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What's the Capital of Hawaii?

    Explanation
    Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii. It is located on the island of Oahu and is the largest city in the state. Honolulu is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and historical sites such as Pearl Harbor. It serves as the political, economic, and cultural center of Hawaii, making it the logical choice for the state capital.

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  • 2. 

    What's the State flower of Hawaii?

    • A.

      Lilley

    • B.

      Geranium

    • C.

      Orchid

    • D.

      Habiscus

    • E.

      Bird of Paradise

    Correct Answer
    D. Habiscus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Habiscus." The hibiscus flower is the state flower of Hawaii. It is a tropical flower that is known for its vibrant colors and large petals. The hibiscus flower holds cultural significance in Hawaii and is often used in leis and other traditional decorations.

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  • 3. 

    How many letters are there in the Hawaiian alphabet?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      26

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    B. 12
    Explanation
    The Hawaiian alphabet consists of 12 letters. The language uses a subset of the English alphabet, excluding the letters B, D, F, G, J, K, Q, V, X, and Z. Therefore, the correct answer is 12.

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  • 4. 

    What is a Hula dancing school called?

    • A.

      Kumu

    • B.

      Academy

    • C.

      Halau

    • D.

      Reformery

    Correct Answer
    C. Halau
    Explanation
    A Hula dancing school is called a Halau.

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  • 5. 

    Kanaka Creek, settled by Hawaiians, is located where?

    • A.

      Northern California

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Phillipines

    • D.

      British Columbia

    Correct Answer
    D. British Columbia
    Explanation
    Kanaka Creek, settled by Hawaiians, is located in British Columbia. This is because British Columbia has a significant history of Hawaiian settlement, particularly in the 19th century when many Hawaiians migrated to the region to work in the fur trade and other industries. Kanaka Creek, named after the Hawaiian word for "human," is a specific location within British Columbia where Hawaiians settled, further confirming the answer.

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  • 6. 

    How many sharks attacks does Hawaii average?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      118

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    Hawaii averages 3 shark attacks.

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  • 7. 

    What is Vog?

    • A.

      A guava drink

    • B.

      A cloud caused by the sulphur dioxide of volcanic gases

    • C.

      Molten lava

    • D.

      Coconut milk

    Correct Answer
    B. A cloud caused by the sulphur dioxide of volcanic gases
    Explanation
    Vog is a cloud caused by the sulphur dioxide of volcanic gases. When volcanoes erupt, they release gases such as sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. These gases can react with oxygen and other compounds to form vog, which is a type of volcanic smog. Vog consists of tiny particles and gases that can be harmful to human health, especially for individuals with respiratory issues. It can also cause visibility problems and create a hazy or foggy appearance in the affected areas.

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  • 8. 

    What year were Kauai's first traffic lights installed?

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1973

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1992

    Correct Answer
    B. 1973
    Explanation
    In 1973, Kauai installed its first traffic lights. This suggests that prior to this year, the island did not have any traffic lights in place.

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  • 9. 

    What movie was shot on Kauai during Hurricane Iniki and uses actual footage of the event?

    Correct Answer
    Jurassic Park
    Explanation
    Jurassic Park is the correct answer because the movie was indeed shot on Kauai during Hurricane Iniki. The filmmakers decided to incorporate actual footage of the hurricane into the movie to add authenticity and realism to the scenes. This decision not only showcased the destructive power of the hurricane but also added to the suspense and intensity of the film.

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  • 10. 

    Under the Hawaiian Kapu system, until 1819, what was the punishment for a woman caught eating a coconut?

    • A.

      Imprisonment

    • B.

      Flogging

    • C.

      Banishment

    • D.

      Severed hands

    • E.

      Death

    Correct Answer
    E. Death
    Explanation
    Under the Hawaiian Kapu system, until 1819, the punishment for a woman caught eating a coconut was death. This indicates that the Hawaiian society had strict rules and regulations regarding the consumption of certain foods, and violating these rules was considered a grave offense punishable by the most severe consequence. The severity of the punishment suggests that the Hawaiian Kapu system placed a high value on adherence to cultural norms and traditional practices.

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