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1

In what ocean is Hawaii located?

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Southern Ocean

53% got this right

Hawaii sits on the Pacific Plate and is the only U.S. state that is not geographically connected to North America.
2

Which is the largest of the Hawaiian islands?

Hawaiʻi

Kauaʻi

Maui

Oʻahu

37% got this right

The island is often referred to as the Island of Hawaiʻi, the Big Island, or Hawaiʻi Island.
3

This native Hawaiian man popularized surfing in the early 20th century. What was his first name?

Duke

Baron

Count

Earl

45% got this right

Duke Kahanamoku was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming.
4

Where is Honolulu?

Hard  16% got this right

Honolulu is situated along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu.
5

What was the name of this Hawaiian TV detective?

Magnum P.I.

Columbo

Hunter

Remington Steele

41% got this right

The series ran from 1980 to 1988, starring Tom Selleck.
6

What crop is Hawaii the only US state to grow?

Coffee

Cocoa

Cotton

Tobacco

38% got this right

The coffee plant was brought to the Kona district in 1828.
7

What European discovered Hawaii in 1778 and was killed there a year later?

James Cook

Daniel Boone

Ferdinand Magellan

Sir Walter Raleigh

46% got this right

Cook was killed on the Big Island at Kealakekua Bay, in a melee which followed the theft of a ship's boat.
8

What, since then discarded, name was given to the Hawaiian islands by Europeans?

Sandwich Islands

Caroline Islands

Friendly Islands

Ladrone Islands

36% got this right

A name that James Cook chose in honor of the 4th Earl of Sandwich. This name was in use until the 1840s.
9

What type of animal, which is common around the world, does not exist on Hawaii?

Snakes

Lizards

Spiders

Turtles

Hard  34% got this right

They also don’t have squirrels, hamsters, or gerbils there.
10

What's the name of this volcano, which has an eruption since September 2021 still going on in February 2022?

Kīlauea

Haleakala

Kohala

Maunaloa

Hard  34% got this right

Kīlauea is the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.