Hawaii is made up of 132 Islands; which encompass the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a group of islets, seamounts, and shoals. It harbors beautiful marine life and a diversity of seabirds.
Remember that old fashion rule about not wearing white after Labor Day? Well, forget about it in Hawaii. Here it’s quite the norm to adorn in white clothing since the weather is warm all year-round.
Hawaii Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
Hawaiians are extremely friendly. If you’re not a hugger, this might sound like a bummer but here people love to hug. Be it a hello, goodbye, “I love you”, sorry, “Nice to meet you”, or even “Thank you.”
If you’ve gone through our trivia quizzes on places all over the world, by now you must have noticed every place has bred talented individuals and Hawaii is no exception. These incredible celebrities were born in Hawaii: Former President Barack Obama; AOL co-founder Steve Case; dancer Carrie Ann Inaba; vocalist Bruno Mars among many others.
Check out these interesting Hawaii trivia Questions and answers to fill you with crucial knowledge.
1. What is Hawaii and where it is located?
2. Between 1778 and 1878 Hawaii’s native population decreased by 80% to 90%. What was the reason for this?
3. Which is the only state located outside North America and the only island state?
4. Before we start our tour of Hawaii’s state capital, what does “Honolulu” mean?
5. When Hawaii was admitted to the union?
6. Diamond Head is the most-photographed landmark in Hawaii. On which island can it be spotted?
7. How many islands are spread over Hawaii?
8. Maui consists of two extinct volcanoes. Which of the two is older?
9. How much population was recorded in 2019?
10. Which of these choices is the tallest mountain in Hawaii?
11. What is the capital of this state?
12. From the top of Mauna Kea to sea level, what is the elevation of Mauna Kea?
13. How many miles of a state’s ocean coastline?
14. When did Hawaii become a state?
15. How many countries are in Hawaii?
16. How many of the islands that make up Hawaii are represented on the state flag?
17. Which flower is considered to refuse to wear, if someone gives it to you?
18. Who wrote the novel “Hawaii,” published in 1959?
19. How many pineapple mazes consist of colorful crafted Hawaiian plants?
20. Hawaii is also known as what state?
21. On which island, do only, 7400 people live?
22. Which star rises directly above Hawaii?
23. Which is the only royal palace in the US?
24. Downtown Honolulu is home to many historical buildings, including Aloha Tower, which was the tallest building in Hawaii when it was first built along the downtown waterfront. What is the distinctive feature of this historical structure?
25. How many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet?
26. Which UNESCO World Heritage Site (the only one in Hawaii) is located on Hawai’i Island?
27. Is Hawaii one of the four states in the US that has banned the use of billboards for advertising?
28. What’s the name of this wharf, now a popular SCUBA, snorkeling and surfing site?
29. On the land of Kauai, what is an interesting thing related to construction?
30. What is so special about Mauna Kea?
31. What is the origin of the word ‘Hawaii’?
32. What is Hawaii’s area code?
33. Who is the first pilot to fly his solo flight from Hawaii to the mainland US?
34. Captain James Cook is credited with being the first European visitor to the Islands, which were “discovered” during his last voyage in the 1800s. When did he join the British Navy?
35. In 1810, which king conquers all the islands for the establishment of the kingdom of Hawaii?
36. What is Haleakala?
37. How many years old is the culture of native Hawaiian?
38. When flying into Maui, you’ll probably land in this city. It’s an oddly positioned city, because it faces the wind blowing onto Maui, which basically forces ships into the docks. Its airport designation is OGG. What is this city?
39. What is the culture of Hawaii?
40. What is the claim-to-fame of Mt. Wai’ale’ale on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i?
41. What is Polynesian?
42. How many counties does Hawaii have?
43. What is Merrie Monarch Festival?
44. What is Hawaii’s state bird?
45. Name some common dishes of Hawaii?
46. Ulu is an itrinsic part of Hawaiian food. By what other name is it known?
47. Who is the first Asian American in the US senate?
48. What were the two states (49th and 48th respectively) before Hawaii became a state?
49. On which island would you find Hulope Bay?
50. On the mountain of West Maui, there’s a small valley cut into the mountainside. It was the site of a famous battle between Kamehameha the Great and Kalanikupule. What is the name of this valley?
51. Name the first municipal course?
52. What is the state flower?
53. Which is the world’s most active and largest volcano?
54. There is a huge hula competition in Hilo, Hawaii. Held annually for roughly the last 35 years, this is called the:
55. What is the Hawaiian Standard Time?
56. This boat used to be the old whaling museum, but when they built a new facility in town, the ship was sunk to serve as a coral reef. What is the name of this ship?
57. What is the motto of this state?
58. What historical precedent did Gov. George Ariyoshi (1976-1986) set?
59. Which is the wettest place on earth?
60. What is on the top left-hand corner of Hawaii’s flag?
61. Who was the last monarch of Hawaii?
62. During which season do the humpback whales migrate through the Hawaiian islands?
63. Hawaii is one of only two states that are not in the what?
64. A typical side dish at a luau is opihi, which is?
65. Hawaii is the only state that grows what type of beans?
66. What is the average temperature in July?
67. The Hawaiian islands are continuously being formed from an underwater volcanic activity called a what?
68. Many hotels in Hawaii offer private lanais. What are these?
69. It is thought that the Hawaiian people first came from an island group many miles to the south. What is the name of this island group?
70. In 1790, Kīlauea erupted and killed how many warriors and their families?
71. What is a Humuhumunukunukuapua’a?
72. Hawaii has more of what type of species than any other state?
73. How would you say “good evening” in Hawaiian?
74. Hawaii has areas that are under the protection of the what?
75. At the Tedeschi Winery on Maui, you can sample Maui Blanc wine, which is made from?
76. European visitors introduced diseases islands and the Hawaiian population was decimated by what three main diseases?
77. Hawaii was the target of a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by who on December 7, 1941?
78. How long was the average projected lifespan of people born in Hawaii in 2000?
79. Since statehood in 1959 what is Hawaii’s largest industry?
80. According to a 2013 study Hawaii had the fourth-largest number of what in the United States?
81. Are palm trees native to Hawaii?
82. Has the US Air Force ever dropped bombs on the Big Island? And if so, why?
83. What is a hula dancing school called?
84. Kanaka Creek, settled by Hawaiians, is located where?
85. Island flowers and colors are used to represent each Hawaiian island. What is the flower that represents the Big Island of Hawaii?
86. In what month does Hawaii receive the most tourists?
87. What is a Loco Moco?
88. How many people live on Niihua?
89. “Pidgin” is a creole language based in part on English used by many residents here. How do you express in pidgin that you really like the food you are eating?
90. The Outdoor Circle, Hawaii’s beautification organization, has planted how many trees since 1912?
91. How many letters can you find in the Hawaiian alphabet?
92. Hawaii is the only U.S. state where the sun does what?
93. How many shark attacks per year does Hawaii average?
94. Where does the Passion fruit plant get its name from?
95. What is Kona snow?
94. What is Vog?
95. What event destroyed Waipio Valley’s hotel, restaurant, church, jail, school and post office in 1946?
96. How many one-lane bridges does the road to Hana have?
97. How much did it cost to build the Hyatt Regency in Maui, in 1980?
98. When was the road to Hana built, using prison labor?
99. What is Kekaimalu, born in sea life park?
100. When it opened in 1959, Ala Moana shopping center was billed as?
101. What is the name of Oahu’s bus system?
102. What group is honored by the Natatorium, the saltwater pool next to Sans Souci beach in Waikiki?
103. How did Diamond Head crater get its name?
104. How many people visit Hanauma Bay every year?
105. According to Hawaiian Legend, what is Chinaman’s Hat on Oahu?