Hawaii -- the land of sunshine, sandy beaches, cool breezes, palm trees, thundering surf and luaus! Ah, wouldn't you want a vacation there? Well, before you take off, take this quiz. It's definitely a breeze!
The USS Arizona Memorial in Oahu commemorates what battle?
the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg
the 1889 Wilcox Rebellion
the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor
In the shrine room in the USS Arizona Memorial, there is a long list of names. Whose names?
those killed on the battleship Arizona
U.S. generals who died while serving duty
those killed in the 9/11 attacks on America
If you don't know how to surf, what facilities are available at Waikiki Beach?
You can initiate a project whereby surfing is taught at Waikiki.
You can take surfing lessons.
You need to go to another beach for lessons; there are none at Waikiki.
What is the name of the volcanic crater at Waikiki?
Wolf's Head Crater
Diamond Head Crater
How long is the sandy shore of Waikiki Beach?
two miles (3.2 kilometers)
three miles (4.8 kilometers)
four miles (6.4 kilometers)
What is so special about Oahu's surf waves?
their lack of height
their towering height
At what time of year is the Vans Triple Crown surfing contest held?
from early May to late June
from early November to late December
from early January to late February
Why is the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational organized at the last minute?
because of the fighting between the competitors
because they wait until the waves are high enough
because the organizers can't get their act together in time
Where can you get a glimpse of Hawaii's North Shore big waves?
Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach
Bondi Beach and Brighton Beach
Polynesia Beach and Hawaii Bay
Which of these nations are represented at the Polynesian Cultural Center?
Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti
Barbados, the Philippines and Malaysia
Peru, Laos and Bangladesh
If you want to get around the Polynesian Cultural Center, how can you go?
by motorbike or by donkey
by jeep or by paragliding
on foot over bridges or by canoe along lagoons
After a fantastic day at the Polynesian Cultural Center, what happens?
a swimming competition
a coconut picking party
Which canyon was termed the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" by author Mark Twain?
Blue Ridge Canyon
Widow's Peak Canyon
You can see Waimea Canyon from the air. What is a common way to do so?
hot air balloon
What is Maui's Kapalua Beach considered to be?
the hottest beach for miles around
the best beach for surfing
the best beach in Hawaii
Sometimes you see mother whales birthing in the Kapaluan Beach waters. When they are ready, where do the mother and calf swim to?
the Southern Ocean
the Arctic waters
You've always been taught that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain peak in the world. With reference to Mauna Loa, how is this incorrect?
Mauna Loa is the tallest volcano, but they don't usually count that as a mountain peak, so Everest is considered taller.
Mauna Loa is actually taller above its sister peaks than Mount Everest is.
Its base is deep down the ocean floor, so from base to top, Mauna Loa is taller.
Is it true that people flock to the volcanic rim of Mokuaweoweo to see it erupting?
Hardly -- it's too dangerous!
Who are the Hanakapi'ai Falls named after?
a Hawaiian princess
a Hawaiian chieftain
If you want to reach the Hanakapi'ai Falls, you can take the Kalalua Trail. Where does it start from?