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Do You Have What it Takes ... White-water Rafting
by Staff
Alaska's ice-cold river rapids provide for some of the best white-water rafting in the United States. But like we said, that water is frigid. And some of those currents are awfully quick. Are you up for challenge? Take this quiz to find out!

According to white-water rafting enthusiasts, which river in Alaska features the longest stretch of continuous rapids?

  • Portage River
  • Talkeetna River
  • Chitna River

White-water rafting has a ratings system to classify rapids. How are rapids rated?

  • Class 1 to 10
  • Class A through F
  • Class I through VI

Because of glacier runoff, Alaska has some of the best white water in the United States. It's also some of the coldest. For this reason, many rafting companies supply you with which of these items?

  • a parka
  • a wetsuit
  • a drysuit

When you jump to the high side of the raft to keep it from flipping, what technique are you using?

  • high siding
  • bailing
  • Eskimo roll

What is the term for the area of calm water behind an obstruction in the main current?

  • boof
  • ender
  • eddy

True or False? Sometimes white-water rafts have motors.

  • True
  • False

If a raft dumps some or all of its passengers but remains upright, it's said to have performed a what?

  • taco
  • end-over-end
  • high siding
  • dump truck

When is the best time of year to go white-water rafting in Alaska?

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall
  • winter