How much do you know about Hawaii?

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This month marks the anniversary of Hawaii's statehood. How much do you know about the Aloha State? Take our quiz and find out.

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In what year did Hawaii become a state?

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation on Aug. 21, 1959, declaring Hawaii the 50th state.

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Which city is the capital of Hawaii?

The capital city is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu.

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True or false? The island chain is over 1,500 miles long.

The chain of islands that make up Hawaii spans a distance of 1,523 miles.

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How many islands make up the Hawaiian island chain?

If you answered eight you were close — there are eight main islands in Hawaii. But the entire Hawaiian island chain is made up of 137 islands, including numerous minor islands and islets. 

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The world's largest dormant volcano is found in Hawaii. What is its name?

With a crater 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, Haleakalā is the world's largest dormant volcano. It forms more than 75 percent of the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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During which season can humpback whales be seen in Hawaii?

Humpback whales, the designated state marine mammal of Hawaii, can be seen in the winter. They come to the waters between the islands of Maui and Hawaii to give birth.

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What is the name of the famous crater found on Waikiki beach on Oahu?

The crater's original name was Laeahi meaning "brow of the tuna" because its shape resembles that of a tuna's fin. It earned the English name, Diamond Head, when British sailors mistook beta quartz crystals embedded in the rock for diamonds.  

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True or false? The Big Island of Hawaii continues to grow each year.

The Big Island gets bigger by about 42 acres each year because of the continuous eruption of the Kīlauea volcano. 

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Billboards are banned in Hawaii. In which other U.S. states are they prohibited?

Hawaii, Alaska, Maine and Vermont are the only U.S. states that have banned billboards.

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Which of these is the oldest of Hawaii's main islands?

At almost 6 million years old, Kauai is the oldest main island in the island chain.

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