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?
What is the best way to get to Katmai National park?
the Alaska Highway
If you have to fly in to the park, what accommodations are available there besides camping?
both of the above
What is a main attraction for which Katmai National park is noted?
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?
In what year did the Novarupta volcano erupt?
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?
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?
What is the name of the spot where there is an observation platform to observe the bears as they fish?
King Salmon Ridge
How high is the Novarupta dome of volcanic rock?
What is the name of the mountain that collapsed during the eruption of Novarupta?
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?
What is the name of the distant Canadian city that experienced acid rain from the volcano that burned up clothing hanging on clotheslines?