Maui Trivia Multiple Choice Game

Perfect for an Hawaiian Luau Party

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Add a little Maui trivia to your next Hawaiian Luau party. There are 23 questions below to try, PLUS a few other icebreaker game suggestions.

Maui Trivia Questions

01. How many open (versus closed) hiking trails does Maui have?
A. 6 or less
B. 7-11
C. 18 or more
D. 0

02. How many open trails does Lanai have?
A. 0
B. 3
C. 4

03. How many state parks (including recreational areas, wayside areas, and monuments) are in Maui?
A. 8
B. 6
C. 3
D. 1

04. Camping fees at Maui, Hawaii’s state parks as of 2006 are:
A. $ 3 per campsite per night
B. $ 5 per campsite per night
C. $10 per campsite per night
D. $20 per campsite per night

05. Maui is the ______ of the Hawaiian Islands.
A. Largest
B. Second largest
C. Third largest
D. Forth largest

06. Maui has the ______ number of swimmable beaches in Hawaii.
A. Largest
B. Second largest
C. Third largest
D. Fourth largest
E. Smallest

07. Geologically, Maui is the ______ of the six major Hawaiian Islands.
A. Oldest
B. 3rd youngest
C. 2nd youngest
D. Youngest

8. At one time Maui was probably connected to Lanai and Molokai as a single huge island.
A. True
B. False

9. Hawaiian Islands exhibit seven climatic sub regions. How many does Maui exhibit?
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6
E. 7

10. Several times a year, on the average, and usually during the months of October and May, East Maui Mountain (a.k.a. Haleakala Crater) receives ______ inches of snow above the 7,000 foot level.
A. 6 (15.2 cm)
B. 12 (30.5 cm)
C. 24 (61 cm)
D. 36 (91.4 cm)

11. Since winter air temperatures in the Maui area are typically above freezing, even to altitudes of 11,000 feet, there is continuous (year-round) snow cover on East Maui Mountain.
A. True
B. False

12. Hawaii is the only state found within the tropics (below, or south of the Tropic of Cancer).
A. True
B. False

13. The waters around Lahaina, Maui are known for the annual visit of the humpback whale during the months of mid-December through mid-May to breed and birth. When born, new calves lack the protective blubber layer they’ll get later in life, so they need warm water to survive. The average water temperatures around Maui is:
A. 65 degrees F (18.3 C)
B. 70 degrees F (21.1 C)
C. 75 degrees F (23.9 C)
D. 80 degrees F (26.7 C)

14. The average depth of the Pacific Ocean is 1–3 miles. The humpback whale prefers to swim and dive to a depth of ______, the same average depth around Lahaina, Maui and southern Lanai.
A. 200 ft (61 m)
B. 300 ft (91.4 m)
C. 400 ft (121.9 m)
D. 500 ft (152.4 m)

15. The following are considered predators of the humpback whale:
A. Few species of shark
B. Orcas (killer whales)
C. Humans
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

16. Because of the warmer Maui and Hawaiian water, orcas, or killer whales, prefer the colder waters of Alaska and are rarely seen around Maui.
A. True
B. False

17. Leis are made from a variety of items. The most commonly used are
A. fresh orchid (Dendrobium) and plumeria flowers
B. shells
C. ferns
D. beads
E. seeds
F. feathers
G. ivory
H. bone and teeth from animals

18. All of the items listed in question 17 except feathers, bone and teeth from animals, have been used in making leis.
A. True
B. False

19. Oheo Gulch, commonly called the Seven Sacred Pools, is actually made up of about 24 pools.
A. True
B. False

20. What is the number of telescopes that are located at the top of East Maui Mountain (Haleakala)?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 0


1. What place in Maui is home to the largest collection of live coral displays in the nation?

2. Why is parasailing (like jet skiing), an activity that is only permitted in Maui from May 16 through December 14?

Maui Trivia Answers

01. C. 18 / 02. C. 4 / 03. A. 8 / 04 B. $5 per campsite per night / 05. B. Second largest / 06. A. Largest / 07. C. 2nd youngest / 08. A. True / 09. D. 6 / 10. B. 12 (30.5 cm) / 11. B. False / 12. A. True / 13. C. 75 degrees F (23.9 C) / 14. B. 300 ft (91.4 m) / 15. D. All of the above / 16. A. True / 17. A. fresh orchid (Dendrobium) and plumeria flowers / 18. B. False / 19. A. True / 20. B. 2

Maui Trivia questions and answers provided by Scott from Barefoot in Maui.

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