The Ultimate Bear Protection Gear Quiz
by Staff
Most bear encounters result in no injury, but they are still extremely terrifying. If you have bears in your area or like to hike in the woods, it would behoove you to learn some bear protection tactics. Take this quiz to learn more about bear protection gear.

How many North Americans have black bear encounters each year?

  • 23,535
  • 43,237
  • 53,456

What kind of bear did visitors to the Greater Yellowstone area encounter?

  • black
  • grizzly
  • Pakistan black bear

What are bears seeking?

  • food
  • play
  • shelter

What is the result from the majority of bear encounters?

  • no injury
  • serious injury
  • death

Who has set standards for bear-resistant containers?

  • Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group
  • Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
  • both answers

What materials are used to make bear-resistant containers?

  • high-strength polymers
  • steel barrels
  • both answers

Bears are very ________ when it comes to ways to get to your food.

  • clever
  • dumb
  • passive

Where should you locate bear-proof containers?

  • 25 feet away from the campsite
  • 50 feet away from the campsite
  • 100 feet away from the campsite

What may happen if you spray bear deterrent upwind?

  • blow onto other campers
  • blow onto you
  • pollute the air

When should you lay on your stomach and play dead?

  • if you come between a bear mama and her cubs
  • seeing a bear from a distance
  • if a bear is in your tent with you

What should you do if a bear comes into your tent while you are sleeping?

  • Fight back.
  • Lay on your stomach and play dead.
  • Curl into a ball and play dead.

What should you do if you accidentally surprise a bear?

  • play dead
  • fight
  • run

What may happen if you run from a bear?

  • The bear will run in another direction.
  • The bear will chase you.
  • The bear will leave you alone.

What may frighten a bear away?

  • wave your arms
  • shout and make loud noises
  • both answers

According to researchers in Alaska, what is the effectiveness of bear spray against black bears?

  • 80 percent
  • 90 percent
  • 100 percent

According to researchers, what bear is 100 percent of the time deterred by bear spray?

  • black bears
  • grizzly bears
  • polar bears

What do many hikers recommend as a way to avoid bears?

  • bear spray
  • bear bells
  • no solution

What does research claim about the use of bear bells to deter bears?

  • bear bells are effective
  • bear bells are ineffective
  • the data is inconclusive

What do researchers and hikers agree is a good way to avoid surprising a bear?

  • make noise
  • no agreement
  • neither answer

How are smaller bear fences powered?

  • two D-cell batteries
  • 12-volt car battery
  • solar charger