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Port Cities
The chief port in the state of Hawaii is ...
A. Hilo
B. Waikiki
C. Honolulu
D. Lanai City
E. Pearl Harbor

Stringed Instruments
What small four-stringed guitar was developed in Hawaii by the Portuguese?
The Hawaiian Volcano Laboratory is on the summit of what volcano?
A. Aetna
B. Erebus
C. Kilauea
D. Pinatubo
E. Paricutin
The Last Queen
In 1893, Queen Liliuokalani was deposed by a group of United States settlers under the leadership of ...
A. Sanford Dole
B. Daniel Inouye
C. John Fremont
D. Matthew Perry
E. Leland Stanford
Name the traditional Hawaiian dance with sinuous hip movements and mimetic hand gestures that tell a story to drumming and chanting accompaniment.
Island Origins
The Hawaiian Islands are of ---- origin.
A. volcanic
B. meteoric
C. metamorphic
D. sedimentary
E. coral uplift
Father Damien was a Belgian missionary famed for his work in Hawaii with people afflicted with what disease?
Island Groups
Which is not one of the Hawaiian Islands?
A. Maui
B. Lanai
C. Kauai
D. Tahiti
E. Molokai
Early Arrivals
The original inhabitants of Hawaii are thought to have come from Tahiti or Samoa. What is the five-syllable name for this race of people?
Distinctive Dates
Which port is associated with the date, December 7, 1941?
A. Dunkirk
B. Port Arthur
C. Pearl Harbor
D. Mariel Harbor
E. San Francisco Bay
Massive Mountains
It is 600 kilometers around its base and its summit towers nearly ten kilometers above the ocean floor. It is the world's largest and discharges more lava than any other volcano. Name it.
The Big Island
Which is the geographically largest of the Hawaiian Islands?
A. Oahu
B. Kauai
C. Lanai
D. Hawaii
E. Molokai
Polynesian Stuff
If a Hawaiian invited you to go with her to see some pahoehoe or aa, what would she be inviting you to see?
Honolulu is about how many miles southwest of San Francisco?
A. 800
B. 1600
C. 2400
D. 3500
E. 4200
The Big Eye-land
Located atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii, a 400-inch reflector makes it the largest optical telescope in the world. Name this enormous instrument.
Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa is on which of the Hawaiian Islands?
A. Oahu
B. Maui
C. Kauai
D. Hawaii
E. Molokai
Colorful Canyons
Name the canyon on the island of Kauai that is known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
Alaska and Hawaii became states during whose administration?
A. John Kennedy
B. Harry Truman
C. Herbert Hoover
D. Franklin Roosevelt
E. Dwight Eisenhower
Hawaii is the second largest sugarcane-producing state in the nation and leads in the production of what other agricultural commodity?
Hawaiian History
Which name is directly associated with Hawaiian history?
A. Atahualpa
B. Pocahontas
C. Popocatepetl
D. Tutankhamen
E. Kamehameha
Precipitation Patterns
Waialeale Peak in Hawaii has the highest rainfall in the world, with an average of 472 inches per year. Yet only a few miles away on the other side of the peak, average rainfall is less than 20 inches per year. This illustrates what meteorological phenomenon?
Volcano Classifications
Mauna Loa and Kilauea are both examples of ...
A. lava domes
B. cinder cones
C. shield volcanoes
D. composite volcanoes
E. submarine volcanoes
Song Lyrics
What are the two Hawaiian words used in a song attributed to Queen Liliuokalani which mean "farewell to thee"?
Polynesian Traditions
The luau is a Hawaiian ...
A. fish
B. song
C. skirt
D. feast
E. dance
Medal Winners
Duke Kahanamoku won three swimming gold medals at the 1912 and 1920 Olympics. Today, there is an annual Duke Kahanamoku Classic in Hawaii, but it is not a swim meet. Instead, it celebrates what sport that Kahanamoku helped revive after it was banned by missionaries for 100 years?
The Oldest Island
Which is the nothernmost and, therefore, geologically oldest of the Hawaiian Islands?
A. Maui
B. Oahu
C. Kauai
D. Hawaii
E. Molokai
Fiery Females
Natives say she lives in the crater of Kilauea or on the slopes of Mauna Loa. As the goddess of fire, her province extends over volcanoes. Name her.
What we call the state of Hawaii, he named the Sandwich Islands to honor the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Who was this English explorer credited with the European discovery of these islands in 1778?
A. John Speke
B. James Cook
C. Robert Scott
D. Sir Henry Stanley
E. Sir John Franklin
Diplomatic Deals
In 1875, the U.S. admitted Hawaiian sugar free of duty in exchange for the use of what harbor as a coaling and naval station?
Latitude Location
The Hawaiian Islands lie closest to which line of latitude?
A. equator
B. 20 degrees north
C. 20 degrees south
D. 40 degrees north
E. 40 degrees south
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Answers to Hawaii
1. C
2. ukulele
3. C
4. A
5. hula
6. A
7. leprosy
8. D
9. Polynesian
10. C
11. Mauna Loa
12. D
13. lava
14. C
15. Keck telescope
16. D
17. Waimea Canyon
18. E
19. pineapples
20. E
21. rain shadow (effect)
22. C
23. aloha oe
24. D
25. surfing
26. C
27. Pele
28. B
29. Pearl Harbor
30. B
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