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The Ultimate Climbing Mt. Everest Quiz
by Staff
Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, rising 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level. The Nepalese call it Sagarmatha, "goddess of the sky," and the Tibetans living north of the mountain called it Chomolungma, or "mother goddess of the world." Take this quiz to learn more about climbing Mount Everest.

How high is the world's tallest mountain?

  • 29,035 feet
  • 28,000 feet
  • 27,770 feet

How many people have succeeded in climbing Mount Everest so far?

  • fewer than 1,000
  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • more than 2,000

How many people have died while attempting to climb Mount Everest?

  • 50
  • 100
  • 200

Who said the famous words, "Because it is there"?

  • George Mallory
  • Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton

What do the people of Nepal call Mount Everest?

  • Hiawatha
  • Sagarmatha
  • Zarathustra

What name did the British surveyors have for Mount Everest in the mid-19th century?

  • Peak V
  • Peak X
  • Peak XV

Which among these is a form of altitude sickness?

  • HACE
  • HARE
  • HIPA

In which year was the body of famous climber George Mallory, who died in 1924, found?

  • 1989
  • 1999
  • 2009

What type of mountains are the Himalayas?

  • snake mountain
  • table mountain
  • fold mountain

Age-wise, what type of mountains are the Himalayas?

  • young mountain chain
  • old mountain chain
  • ancient mountain chain

The Himalayas are still growing. How much are they growing each year?

  • 8 - 12 centimeters per year
  • 2 - 6 centimeters per year
  • 15 - 18 centimeters per year

In which year did someone finally reached the summit of Mount Everest?

  • 1973
  • 1963
  • 1953

Who was the first American to reach the top of Mount Everest?

  • Edwin Whittaker
  • Forest Whittaker
  • James Whittaker

Who was first woman to reach to the top of Mount Everest?

  • Junko Tabei
  • Sally Ride
  • Amelia Earhart

Who was first blind person to reach the top of Mount Everest?

  • James Thurber
  • Erik Weihenmayer
  • Jorge Luis Borges

What is the average cost of a fully guided journey up Mount Everest from the south face?

  • 105,000
  • 85,000
  • 65,000

What are Nepalese hired as guides and porters popularly known as?

  • Sherpa
  • Naga
  • Mizo

What is the ideal time of the year to attempt to climb Mount Everest?

  • October - December
  • April - May
  • June- September

How much time does an attempt to climb Mount Everest usually take?

  • 0.5 month
  • 1.5 months
  • 2.5 months

What are the tallest mountains on each continent collectively known as?

  • Seven Summits
  • Seven Sisters
  • Seven Brothers