Camping History And Trivia Quiz

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We all need a break sometimes! And what's better than going camping? This quiz will provide you with all the information that you need to know about camping, its history, and other fun facts. The learning you take from this quiz will help you a lot in camping and will also help you in making a seasoned camper. If you find the quiz interesting, do share it with your friends. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What started the widespread camping craze of the early 1900's?

    • A.

      Splendor of nature

    • B.

      Affordability of the automobile

    • C.

      Expense of hotels

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Affordability of the automobile
    Explanation
    The main reason was the affordability of the automobile, which made everywhere accessible.Camping started to become popular in America in the mid to late 1800s when organised camps started being set up. However It was not until after World War ll, when the growth in numbers of motorised vehicles enabled people to travel further with their camping equipment that camping really started to increase in popularity.

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  • 2. 

    What happened in the 1920's to make people miss the outdoors?

    • A.

      A wave of people moved to the urban (city) areas

    • B.

      A wave of people moved to the rural (country) areas

    • C.

      The number of small farms increased

    • D.

      Number of cars increased 

    Correct Answer
    A. A wave of people moved to the urban (city) areas
    Explanation
    During the 1920's, waves of people from farming regions moved to the more urban, city, areas. The new urban residents yearned for the great outdoors.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name given to the first group of organized campers?

    • A.

      Nature lovers

    • B.

      Tin can tourists

    • C.

      Tent dwellers

    • D.

      Food dwellers

    Correct Answer
    B. Tin can tourists
    Explanation
    Campers were called "tin can tourists".

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  • 4. 

    How many Americans go camping each year?

    • A.

      10 Million

    • B.

      15 MIllion

    • C.

      47 Million

    • D.

      60 Million

    Correct Answer
    C. 47 Million
    Explanation
    More than 47 Million Americans go camping each year.

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  • 5. 

    How many shapes do sleeping bags come in?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    Sleeping bags come in two shapes: Mummy and rectangle.

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  • 6. 

    When was the first tent developed?

    • A.

      1855

    • B.

      1880

    • C.

      1901

    • D.

      1902

    Correct Answer
    A. 1855
    Explanation
    In 1855, Henry Hopkins Sibley, a Confederate Army officer, designs the bell tent, based on the Native American teepee. A pole in the center of the tent hoists a piece of fabric—typically canvas—upward. The Federal Army used 44,000 such tents in the Civil War.

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  • 7. 

    Which is a type of camping?

    • A.

      RV

    • B.

      Tent

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Whether you are sleeping in a tent or in an air conditioned RV, its still considered camping!

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  • 8. 

    Which basic type of camping knots is used to tie two ends of a rope together?

    • A.

      Tie Knot

    • B.

      Square Knot

    • C.

      Taut line

    • D.

      Bowline knot

    Correct Answer
    B. Square Knot
    Explanation
    A square knot is used to tie two ends of a rope together. It is a simple and easy knot to tie, making it a basic type of camping knot. The square knot is also known as a reef knot and is commonly used in various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and fishing. It is a secure knot that holds the ends of the rope tightly together, making it suitable for joining two ropes or creating a loop at the end of a rope.

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  • 9. 

    The best way to deal with human waste while camping is?

    • A.

      Bury it in a cathole

    • B.

      Leave it as it is

    • C.

      Hide it under the grass

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Bury it in a cathole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to bury human waste in a cathole while camping. This is the best way to deal with human waste because it helps to minimize the impact on the environment and prevent contamination of water sources. Burying waste in a cathole ensures that it is properly contained and decomposes naturally over time. Leaving waste as it is or hiding it under the grass can lead to pollution and health hazards. Therefore, burying it in a cathole is the most responsible and environmentally friendly option.

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  • 10. 

    The process of assembling a tent is called?

    • A.

      Swinging

    • B.

      Pitching

    • C.

      Grounding

    • D.

      Polling

    Correct Answer
    B. Pitching
    Explanation
    The process of assembling a tent is called pitching. This involves setting up the tent by putting up the poles, attaching the fabric, and securing it to the ground. The term "pitching" is commonly used in camping and outdoor activities to describe the action of setting up a tent.

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