The Ultimate Camping Quiz
by Staff
Hit the road and go camping! Take advantage of nature's bounty and see the best of America, while getting some exercise at the same time. Take this quiz to learn more about camping in the great outdoors.

What was the catalyst for the widespread popularity of camping?

  • splendor of nature
  • affordability of the automobile
  • expense of hotels

What happened in the 1920s to make people miss nature?

  • A wave of people moved to urban areas.
  • A wave of people moved to rural areas.
  • The number of small farms surged.

What was the name for the first organized campers?

  • nature lovers
  • tin can tourists
  • tent dwellers

What famous inventor was a camping enthusiast?

  • Henry Ford
  • Thomas Edison
  • both answers

What happened to road development in the 1930s and '40s?

  • development of interstate highways
  • roads deteriorated
  • more rest areas

How many Americans go camping each year?

  • 10 million
  • 15 million
  • 47 million

What activity do Americans participate in while on camping trips?

  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • both answers

How do you know what size tent to purchase?

  • maximum capacity label
  • one size fits all
  • neither answer

Why is a bigger tent not necessarily a better tent?

  • too heavy
  • hard to set-up
  • both answers

Which type of tent requires no lines?

  • dome
  • walled
  • A-frame

What is the problem with a low quality tent?

  • plastic poles
  • fiberglass poles
  • aluminum poles

If you buy a low priced tent under $100, what should you expect?

  • water leakage
  • set-up hassles
  • both answers

In how many shapes are sleeping bags offered?

  • one
  • two
  • five

What sleeping bag shape is best for colder weather camping?

  • mummy
  • rectangle
  • both answers

What sleeping bag temperature rating is suitable for camping during the warm weather season?

  • minus 10-degree
  • 0-degree
  • 50-degree

What sleeping bag material is light and a great insulator?

  • down
  • cotton
  • wool

What is a cheap and easy way to purify water while on a camping trip?

  • iodine
  • boiling easy
  • water filter

How long do you need to boil water in order to kill any parasites present in it?

  • 2 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes

What is a type of camping?

  • RV
  • tent
  • both answers

How many fatal bear attacks occur in the U.S. in one year?

  • 3
  • 30
  • 300