Olympic National Park offers a breathtaking, natural territory that has glaciers, mountains, rivers, rain forests and beaches. Recreational activities abound and there is loads of fun for the entire family. Take this quiz to learn more about Olympic National Park.
What body of water meets the coast of Olympic National Park?
Which of these is found at Olympic National Park?
Olympic National Park Visitor Center
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
both of the above
How many campgrounds are there at Olympic National Park?
Which tall spruce tree can be found in Olympic National Park?
Where in Washington is the Olympic National Park?
the extreme south west
the extreme north west
the extreme north east
What is unique about the westernmost side of the park in terms of weather?
It has the driest weather in the United States.
It has the coolest weather in the United States.
It has the wettest weather in the United States.
Olympic National Park was established in:
What is the name of the mountain range at the heart of Olympic National Park?
Which of these refers to a high region of the park?
Hoh Rain Forest
What weather conditions help to keep the rain forests as lush as an Amazon jungle?
low humidity, high temperatures, perpetual mist
high temperatures, high humidity, high winds
plentiful moisture, high humidity, mild temperatures
What happens after a tree falls in Olympic National Park?
It has to be carted away.
It becomes a nurse log for new seedlings.
The animals that had their homes in it die.
Why do geologists believe that the bedrock of the Olympic mountains developed under the sea?
because sea shells have been found near the summits
because there is a mysterious fish smell beneath the high ground
because marine fossils are found near the summits
How old might this area be?
about 35 million years old
about 55 million years old
about 75 million years old
How were the Olympic mountains formed?
The great floor plate of the Pacific Ocean collided with the North American plate.
The great floor plate of the Pacific Ocean collided with the Arctic plate.
The North American plate collided with the Eurasian plate.
Which English sea captain first sighted the peninsula's tallest mountain in 1788?
Why did Mears name the tallest peak Olympus?
in honor of his wife, who loved the name
in honor of the Greek god, Olympus
in honor of the home of the Greek gods
Before the park was named Olympic National Park, what was it called?
Mount Olympus National Monument
Pacific Ocean National Park
Mount Olympus Public Territory
What wildlife is found at Olympic National Park?
Grizzly bear and Eastern chipmunk
American Hog-nosed skunk and Shiras moose
none of the above
What water sports can you do at Olympic National Park?
boating, fishing, swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, river rafting
sailing, water polo, water aerobics, snorkeling
water gymnastics, free diving, scuba diving, rowing
How many acres does the Olympic National Park cover?