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The Ultimate Hiking Quiz
by Staff
It's well known that walking is a great form of exercise, but the same route can become more than a little boring, not to mention pounding a tread mill for 30 minutes a day. Rather than a boring walk, why not take a refreshing hike? The crisp, clean air and beautiful vistas make hiking a lot more than just a walk. Take our quiz to learn more about hiking and its health benefits.

How many people per year engage in hiking activities?

  • 2 million
  • 20 million
  • 200 million

Before taking on your first hike, you should make sure you can walk how far?

  • one mile
  • five miles
  • 10 miles

Once you can handle a five-mile walk, what's the next step?

  • Take a hike.
  • Work your way up to 10 miles.
  • Train you legs to handle hilly terrain.

What's the best way to dress for hiking?

  • a suit and tie
  • several thin layers
  • jeans and a tee shirt

How many calories do you burn, on average, when hiking?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300

Which of these is essential when hiking?

  • a first aid kit
  • a camera
  • a cell phone

What is the maximum amount of weight you should carry while hiking?

  • 25 pounds
  • 50 pounds
  • 75 pounds

Why should you avoid drinking water directly from streams?

  • Stream water is full of snake venom.
  • Stream water often tastes bad.
  • Stream water could be full of parasites and bacteria.

What should you do to treat water for bacteria and parasites?

  • Boil the water.
  • Mix the water with a strong alcohol.
  • Let the water settle overnight and drink only the top layer.

For how long should you boil water to kill off any organisms?

  • one minute
  • one hour
  • one day

Why is it important to cover as much of your body as possible when hiking?

  • It can get very cold when hiking.
  • You want to avoid catching poison ivy or poison oak.
  • Hikers often get bitten by snakes.

Where are the oils from plants such as poison ivy likely to collect?

  • your boots
  • your pants
  • your hands

Which of these diseases can one contract from a tick bite?

  • cancer
  • heart disease
  • Lyme disease

How long does it take for a tick to transmit Lyme disease?

  • 24 seconds
  • 24 hours
  • 24 days

Which of these is an indicator of a serious tick bite?

  • a bull's-eye shaped rash
  • a horse-shoe shaped rash
  • a star-shaped rash

What should you do with a tick once you've removed it?

  • Burn it.
  • Save it.
  • Throw it away.

What should you use to save a tick?

  • alcohol
  • orange juice
  • a glass jar

How should you protect your food during overnight camping trips?

  • Sleep with the food under you pillow.
  • String up the food between two trees.
  • Seal the food in plastic containers.

When hiking through hunting areas you should make sure to wear which of these?

  • something bright
  • a bullet-proof vest
  • a large sign

When hiking through hunting areas, which color should you wear to distinguish yourself from game?

  • green
  • orange
  • black