Top 10 Hawaii factsGeography quiz
This photo has been taken at a seaglass beach in Hawai'i. How is the sea glass formed?
From garbage. Sea glass beaches are created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline. Sea glass begins as normal shards of broken glass that are then persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are rounded.
Which volcano is known as being one of the most active, but at the same one of the least violent in the world?
Kīlauea, Hawaii. Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and an invaluable resource for volcanologists who are able to study it up close due to its exclusively non-violent effusive activity. Kīlauea lacks a distinct peak and lies close to Mauna Loa.
How many states are not in the contiguous United States?
Two. It's Hawaii and Alaska. Hawaii is also the only state not located in the Americas.
Where does the word "aloha" come from?
A word in Hawaiian language. Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy.
These are the ruins of Fort Elizabeth in Hawaii. Which country built it?
Russia. The last remaining Russian fort on the Hawaiian islands was built in the early 19th century by the Russian-American Company as the result of an alliance with High Chief Kaumualiʻi. Nowadays it is a National Historic Landmark and is administered as the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park.
Where does the Haupia dessert come from?
Hawaii. Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert often found at luaus and other local gatherings in Hawaiʻi. Since the 1940s, it has become popular as a topping for white cake, especially at weddings.
Which bird is the official symbol of the state of Hawaii?
Nēnē. The official state bird of Hawaii is the nēnē, also known as the Hawaiian goose. This species of goose is thought to have evolved from the Canada goose which likely arrived on the Hawaiian islands about 500,000 years ago.
What language does the word 'ukulele' come from?
Hawaiian. The word ukulele is Hawaiian in origin; the instrument is associated with the Hawaiian archipelago about as strongly as a Hawaiian vacation is associated with envy. But the ukulele itself is not from Hawaii. It was brought there by Portuguese immigrants who called it a machete.
Why was the largest Hawaiian lake disappeared from the face of the earth?
was flooded with lava. Green Lake with a surface area of 0.8 hectares and a maximum depth of 6 metres, it was the largest natural freshwater lake in the Hawaiian Islands. On June 2, 2018, the lake was destroyed when lava flows from Kīlauea's lower Puna eruption boiled it away and completely filled the entire basin
What is the Hawaiian wreath of flowers called?
Lei. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection. It was popularized through tourism between the Hawaiian Islands and the continental United States in the 19th and 20th centuries.