The Ultimate Hawaii Family Vacations Quiz

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The USS Arizona Memorial in Oahu commemorates what battle?

The USS Arizona Memorial commemorates the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

In the shrine room in the USS Arizona Memorial, there is a long list of names. Whose names?

The shrine room lists the names of 1,177 crew members of the battleship Arizona who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

If you don't know how to surf, what facilities are available at Waikiki Beach?

Happily, there are tons of surfing lesson options at most hotels and sports centers there.

What is the name of the volcanic crater at Waikiki?

It's called Diamond Head Crater. Don't worry about going there -- it's been dormant for centuries.

How long is the sandy shore of Waikiki Beach?

Waikiki's sandy shore stretches all of two miles (3.2 kilometers) long.

What is so special about Oahu's surf waves?

Oahu's waves are probably some of the tallest ones in the world.

At what time of year is the Vans Triple Crown surfing contest held?

The Vans Triple Crown is held between early November and late December.

Why is the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational organized at the last minute?

The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is always an impromptu event because they wait till the waves are at least 30 feet (9 meters) high.

Where can you get a glimpse of Hawaii's North Shore big waves?

Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach both offer great lookouts for seeing the towering waves.

Which of these nations are represented at the Polynesian Cultural Center?

At the Polynesian Cultural Center, Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti are represented. So are New Zealand, Marquesas, Tonga and Hawaii.

If you want to get around the Polynesian Cultural Center, how can you go?

You can either go on foot across bridges or go by canoe through freshwater lagoons.

After a fantastic day at the Polynesian Cultural Center, what happens?

At the end of the day, there's always a scrumptious luau.

Which canyon was termed the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" by author Mark Twain?

The "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" was in reference to Waimea Canyon, the largest canyon in the Pacific area.

You can see Waimea Canyon from the air. What is a common way to do so?

You can take a helicopter ride with any of the helicopter tour companies.

What is Maui's Kapalua Beach considered to be?

Kapalua Beach is considered to be the best of the best of Hawaiian beaches.

Sometimes you see mother whales birthing in the Kapaluan Beach waters. When they are ready, where do the mother and calf swim to?

They swim to the icy Arctic waters to feed.

You've always been taught that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain peak in the world. With reference to Mauna Loa, how is this incorrect?

From base to top, Mauna Loa is actually taller than Mount Everest, but it starts from the deep ocean floor.

Is it true that people flock to the volcanic rim of Mokuaweoweo to see it erupting?

Yes, it's undeniably true. Its eruptions are pretty harmless and volcanologists are able to predict its eruptive activity, so people go there in droves to witness the sight.

Who are the Hanakapi'ai Falls named after?

The Hanakapi'ai Falls are named after a Hawaiian princess. Her name? Hanakapi'ai!

If you want to reach the Hanakapi'ai Falls, you can take the Kalalua Trail. Where does it start from?

It starts from Ke'e Beach and takes you through Hanakapi'ai Valley on the way to the Falls.

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