Do you remember the scavenger hunts you went on when you were a kid? The modern version, called geocaching, is a lot more intense and a lot more fun as well. The use of technology and the presence of an ever-expanding family of participants has turned geocaching into the game of the future. Take our quiz to learn more about the game that's sweeping the globe: geocaching.
Which of these phrases most accurately describes geocaching?
hi-tech treasure hunting
a style of cartography
environmentally sensitive computer software
What is the main tool of a geocacher?
a GPS receiver
How would you define Selective Availability?
Selective Availability was a type of built-in imperfection in GPS signals.
Selective Availability was a marketing strategy that allowed GPS companies to control the number of systems on the market.
Selective Availability is a geocaching term that refers to where and when you hide a cache.
Why did the U.S. government institute the practice of Selective Availability?
The government wanted to control the cost of GPS systems.
The government wanted to ensure that the military had a tactical advantage regarding the use of GPS systems.
The government didn't want people running around the country looking for small metal boxes.
How inaccurate could a GPS signal be with Selective Availability?
In which year did the government do away with Selective Availability?
How accurate are modern GPS systems?
six to 20 millimeters
six to 20 inches
six to 20 feet
Who was the father of geocaching?
How long did it take the first geocachers to find Ulmer's hidden cache?
Which of these individuals came up with the term geocaching?
Which of these statements best defines a waypoint?
The waypoint is the staring location of a hunt.
A way point is an important stop along the way to your destination.
The waypoint is the destination you seek.
What does WGS84 stand for?
World Geodetic System of 1984
World Geographic Survey of 1984
World Geocaching Society of 1984
What is a hitchhiker cache?
an item that is taken from cache to cache
an cache that is being carried by a hitchhiker
an item that is not supposed to be in a cache
What is the name of the company that runs Geocaching.com?
What is a travel bug?
a person who ruins a geocaching trip
a traceable tag on an item in a cache
a GPS signal used to find other geocachers
What do geocachers mean when they refer to a spoiler?
a piece of information that reveals the location of a cache
an inappropriate item left in a cache
an individual that ruins the geocaching experience
How do geocachers refer to people who do not participate in their sport?
What does it mean when someone writes FTF in a logbook?
first to find
frustrating to find
failed to find
Which American city used geocaching to promote its King Tut display?
Which of these federal agencies has banned geocaching on any area under its control?