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The Ultimate Katmai National Park Quiz
by Staff
Katmai National Park is a vast, barren, wilderness almost void of vegetation. A gigantic Alaskan volcano spewed forth so much lava and ash that one mountain collapsed as it was being replaced by another nearby, creating a unique landscape. Take our quiz to learn more about the amazing Katmai National Park.

Where is Katmai National Park Located?

  • Wyoming
  • Arizona
  • Alaska

What is the best way to get to Katmai National park?

  • by airplane
  • the Alaska Highway
  • ferryboat

If you have to fly in to the park, what accommodations are available there besides camping?

  • cabins
  • lodges
  • both of the above

What is a main attraction for which Katmai National park is noted?

  • glacial ice
  • volcanic destruction
  • ridges covered in permafrost

What is the name of the volcano that was responsible for the most recent eruption in the area that is now the park?

  • Novarupta
  • Kilowatta
  • Aniakchak

In what year did the Novarupta volcano erupt?

  • 1897
  • 1912
  • 1932

What is the estimated volume of displaced material from the Novarupta Volcano?

  • one and a half cubic miles
  • three cubic miles
  • seven cubic miles

What is the name of a nearby river valley that was buried debris from the eruption of the volcano?

  • Canning River Valley
  • Kasilof River Valley
  • Ukak River Valley

What was the estimated force of the Novarupta volcano when compared to the eruption of Mount St. Helens?

  • ten times the force
  • five times the force
  • two times the force

What is the name of the valley that forms the centerpiece of Katmai National Park?

  • Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
  • Valley of Steaming Vents
  • Valley of Pumice

What is the name of the man who discovered the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes?

  • Ernest Shackleton
  • Robert Griggs
  • Dr. Robert Stein

How large is the Katmai National Park?

  • almost five million acres
  • almost three million acres
  • almost one and a half million acres

For what else is Katmai National Park famous?

  • Pacific Salmon
  • Alaskan Elks
  • Brown Bears

What is the name of the spot where there is an observation platform to observe the bears as they fish?

  • King Salmon Ridge
  • Brooks Falls
  • Pacific Rapids

How high is the Novarupta dome of volcanic rock?

  • 600 feet
  • 400 feet
  • 200 feet

What is the name of the mountain that collapsed during the eruption of Novarupta?

  • Mount Katmai
  • Mount Rubble
  • Mount Griggs

Are there any active volcanoes left in the park?

  • There are still 20 active volcanoes in the park.
  • There are still 15 active volcanoes in the park.
  • There are still 10 active volcanoes in the park.

About how many Alaskan brown bears make the park their home?

  • 50 to 100
  • 110 to 180
  • 200 to 300

What is the average weight of the Alaskan brown bear?

  • 1,500 pounds
  • 1,000 pounds
  • 850 pounds

What is the name of the distant Canadian city that experienced acid rain from the volcano that burned up clothing hanging on clotheslines?

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Calgary, Alberta