Fun Hawaii Trivia Quiz Questions

Hawaii trivia quiz questions with answers.


Fun Hawaii Trivia Quiz Questions

Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of what?
A: Islands.

What is the capital city of Hawaii?
A: Honolulu .

Who was the last monarch of Hawaii?|
A: Queen Liliʻuokalani.

Hawaii contains nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain comprised of hundreds of islands spread over how many miles?
A: 1,500.

The island of Hawaiʻi is the largest and is nicknamed what?
A: The Big Island.

Where does Hawaii rank in size to the other states?
A: It is the 8th smallest.

How many miles of coastline does Hawaii's have?
A: About 750 miles.


Hawaii is only one of two US states that do not observe what?
A: Daylight saving time.

Hawaii is one of only two states that are not in the what?
A: Contiguous United States.

Hawaii is the only state that is not geographically located where?
A: In North America.

Hawaii is the only state that grows what type of beans?
A: Coffee.

Hawaii is the only US state that does not have a straight line in its what?
A: State boundary.

What is the name of Hawaii’s highest mountain?
A: Mauna Kea.

What Hawaiian mountain has an elevation of 13,796 ft.?
A: Mauna Kea.


Where is the base of Mauna Kea actually located?
A: At the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

The Hawaiian islands are continuously being formed from under water volcanic activity called a what?
A: Hotspot.

Hawaii's active volcanoes are all located at the southern half of the what?
A: Big Island.

What is the name of Hawaii's newest volcano?
A: Lōʻihi Seamount.

Where did the last volcanic eruption outside the Big Island take place before the late 18th century?
A: At Haleakalā on Maui.

In 1790, Kīlauea erupted and killed how many warriors and their families?
A: 5,405.

As far as the world's islands go, where does the Big Island rank in elevation?
A: It has the third highest point.


Hawaii has more of what type of species than any other state?
A: Endangered.

How long have the existing main islands been above the surface of the ocean?
A: Less than 10 million years.

Hawaii has areas that are under the protection of the what?
A: National Park Service.

What are the names of Hawaii's two national parks?
A: Haleakala National Park, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument covers roughly how many square miles?
A: 140,000.

All of these European visitors introduced diseases islands and the Hawaiian population was decimated by what three main diseases?
A: Influenza, smallpox, and measles.

During the 1850s how many Hawaiian natives were killed by measles?
A: A fifth of Hawaii's people.


In Hawaii, what are the usual summer temperature highs ?
A: The upper 80s °F.

Which Hawaiian mountain has the second highest average rainfall on Earth?
A: Mount Waiʻaleʻale, on Kauaʻi,  about 460 inches.

What was the warmest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii?
A: 100 °F. in Pahala on April 27, 1931.

What was the name of the earliest Mormon missionary to the islands?
A: Ezra T. Benson.

Hawaii's record lowest temperature is what?
A: 12 °F , recorded in May 1979 at the top of Mauna Kea.

Hawaii was independent prior to becoming part of what, and had formal diplomatic recognition internationally.
A: The United States.

The Kingdom of Hawaii was a sovereign state from 1810 until 1893 when what happened?
A: The monarchy was overthrown by resident American and some European businessmen.


Hawaii was an independent republic from 1894 until 1898, when it was what?
A: Annexed by the United States as a territory.

In what year did Hawaii become a state?
A: 1959.

Hawaii was the target of a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by who on December 7, 1941?
A: Imperial Japan.

Ancient Hawaii was what type of society similar to the Hindus in India?
A: caste-based.

James Cook was Hawaii’s first what in 1778?
A: Documented contact with European explorers.

What did James Cook name the Hawaiian islands?
A: The "Sandwich Islands" in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

How many times did Captain Cook visit the islands?
A: Twice.


American Protestant missionaries converted many Hawaiians to Christianity and KIng Kamehameha III was the first what?
A: Christian king.

Before becoming a state, how long was Hawaii a territory?
A: 60 years.

How long was the average projected lifespan of people born in Hawaii in 2000?
A: 79.8 years for males, and 82.5 for females, longer than any other state.

Since statehood in 1959 has been the What is Hawaii's largest industry?
A: Tourism.

According to a 2013 study Hawaii had the fourth-largest number of what in the United States?
A: Millionaires per capita.

In Hawaii, only Oʻahu has what?
A: Federal highways.