This week we have got some Hawaii Trivia. Test your knowledge of the Aloha State with 30 facts, questions, and more. This is a state that’s been high on my list of places to visit, so come with me on a little virtual vacation.
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Aloha my friends, it’s time to relax on the beach.
This is episode 184 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this week we’ve got a state that’s been high on my to-visit list for a long time. That’s right, we’re heading to Hawaii.
As always, it’s thirty questions broken up in three rounds of increasing difficulty. We’ve been doing this for 184 shows, but in case you’re new here, check out our website DorkyGeekyNerdy.com for rules and score cards.
That covers the basics, so let’s get this luau under way.
The Dorky Round
1. What is the capital of Hawaii?
2. What event happened in Hawaii on December 7, 1941?
3. What Hawaii-born actor had roles on Stargate: Atlantis, Game of Thrones, Justice League, and the 2022 version of Dune?
4. How many presidents have been born in Hawaii?
5. What actress, from Honolulu, played the fast-talking Lorelai on Gilmore Girls?
6. Though usually thought of as Australian, what actress and star of Moulin Rouge! and Eyes Wide Shut was actually born in Hawaii?
7. What TV series, beginning in 2004 with a plane crash on a beach, promised us, 'Everything happens for a reason'?
8. If you're a stargazer, Hawaii is a great place to visit with over 13 what?
9. In order of admission to the US, where does Hawaii rank?
10. What continent does Hawaii belong to?
The Geeky Round
1. What is the name for a string of islands like those found in Hawaii?
2. Kīlauea is what kind of geological formation?
3. The modern version of what sport is thought to have begun in Hawaii around 400 AD?
4. What is the stage name of the actress born Margaret Denise Quigley?
5. What police procedural ran for 12 seasons, starting in 1968?
6. What 1993 movie, mentioned in last week's episode, was filmed in Hawaii and Montana?
7. Elvis Presley starred in what 1961 musical romantic comedy?
8. On which island will you find Pearl Harbor?
9. Hawaii's state flag bears the flag of what other nation upon it?
10. What timezone is Hawaii in?
The Nerdy Round
1. Officially, how many islands are there in Hawaii?
2. What actress starred alongside her husband in the movies Battlefield Earth, Gotti, and Old Dogs?
3. What performer, born in Hawaii in 1945, is only one Oscar away from getting her EGOT? She came close with The Rose and For The Boys.
4. Taking place in Hawaii, what 2008 movie was written by and stars Jason Segal?
5. What 1953 movie starred Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, and Frank Sinatra?
6. Who was the first non-Polynesian person to sail to Hawaii?
7. What chief conquered and unified the Hawaiian islands in 1795?
8. The island of Hawaii is the largest in the chain. What's the second largest?
9. What is the highest point in Hawaii?
10. Lanai is home to the world's largest plantation of what?
And we are done with our questions this week. Want some bonus facts about Hawaii?
- Hawaii is the only state to grow coffee.
- It’s the only US state that’s entirely made of islands.
- It has the fourth-longest coastline of any US state.
- It became a state in 1959.
- It’s the only state to have two official languages: English and Hawaiian.
- Though often spelled with a diacritic between the two i’s, the official state name does not contain that punctuation mark. That’s because the state’s constitution was written before diacritics were used to indicate glottal stops.
As I said before, I’ve been dying to get to Hawaii. I promised my wife a trip for our anniversary in 2020. You can guess how successful that attempt was. Someday and someday soon.
We’ll see you back here next week for more trivia. Here’s a clue to tide you over.
The limestone for the Empire State Building, the Pentagon, and the National Cathedral all comes from what state?
This has been episode 184 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. Our theme music has been provided by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. Come find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Aloha and thanks for listening.
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