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The Ultimate Olympic National Park Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • Puget Sound
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Columbia River

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?

  • eight
  • 12
  • 16

Which tall spruce tree can be found in Olympic National Park?

  • Sitka spruce
  • Brewer's spruce
  • white spruce

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:

  • 1938
  • 1948
  • 1958

What is the name of the mountain range at the heart of Olympic National Park?

  • Olympic mountains
  • Columbia mountains
  • Cascade range

Which of these refers to a high region of the park?

  • Hoh Rain Forest
  • Hurricane Ridge
  • La Push

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?

  • Andrew Anderson
  • James Cook
  • John Mears

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?

  • 600000
  • 900000
  • 1200000