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Fun Hawaii Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about the state of Hawaii.


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.

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