Big Island Ground Tour Quiz

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1. Name the town that was destroyed by lava flows from Puu'oo between 1983 and 1990.
Kaimu
Hilo
Kona
Waimea

2. What town was the hub of Big Island commerce by the 1900's ?
Kaimu
Hilo
Kona
Waimea

3. What is the name of the highest waterfall in the State of Hawaii ?
Rainbow Falls
Kapuna Falls
Kapena Falls
Akaka Falls

4. Waipio Valley is cut into the side of which volcano ?
Mauna Loa
Mauna Kea
Kohala
Diamond Head

5. Which volcano still has evidence of glacial deposits and the summit looks more like the surface of Mars than a tropical island ?
Mauna Loa
Mauna Kea
Kohala
Hualalai

6. What is the summit caldera of Mauna Loa volcano called ?
Mokuaweoweo
Kilauea Iki
Halemaumau
Lua Poholo

7. Which volcano is considered to be the third most active volcano in Hawaii ?
Mauna Loa
Mauna Kea
Kohala
Hualalai

8. What is Puu Waawaa (known as ("Cupcake Mountain") that formed on the north rift zone of Hualalai volcano ?
a rift zone
a cinder cone
a trachyte dome
a pit crater

9. Many years ago, what type of person was very pleased to visit the City of Refuge?
fishermen
vanquished warriers
geologists
farmers

10. Where do we think the first people landed in Hawaii?
Kona
North Kohala
South Point
Honolulu

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