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Outdoors Trivia!

Studying up on outdoors trivia!

Do you think you know the difference between poison ivy and poison oak? Which mushrooms are edible, and which are not? How to pack a backpack the best?

Test your brainy parts with this awesome Outdoor Adventure Trivia courtesy of McKenzie Martin, Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure and Special Events at the University of North Alabama! Count up your right answers, and comment with them below so we can see who is the King/Queen of Outdoor knowledge!

Answers are below in italics.

Round 1: True or False

1) The knot used to tie the climber on to the rope is called a “Figure Eight”?

2) If a fire ring does not exist, your best option is to make one using rocks in the area?

3) Food, cookware and fuel should be stored in the same area of your backpack?

4) The National Speleological Society is based out of Huntsville, AL?

5) Most reported cases of Hypothermia occur in the Spring?

 

Round 2: Multiple Choice 

1) Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc is based out of:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Boulder, CO
  3. Asheville, NC
  4. Salt Lake City, UT

2) An excellent place for outdoor activity with over 200 acres to hike on, beautiful camping opportunities and a 40ft waterfall located in Alabama is:

  1. Wildwood Park
  2. Shoals Creek Preserve
  3. Hurrican Creek
  4. Cane Creek Nature Preserve

3) When choosing a tree to set up a slackline, which of the following is the smallest appropriate tree size?

  1. 20 inches in diameter
  2. 18 inches in diameter
  3. 12 inches in diameter
  4. 8 inches in diameter

4) When cycling on the road, you should:

  1. Ride against traffic
  2. Ride with traffic
  3. Ride on the sidewalk
  4. Ride in the middle of the road

5) Of the following labels, which is the most eco-friendly option to look for?

  1. Recycled material
  2. Natural ingredients
  3. Post-consumer recycled material
  4. ‘Green’ Products

6) Where do you want most of the weight in your backpack?

  1. The middle of your backpack, close to your back
  2. The bottom of your backpack
  3. The “brain,” or top, of your backpack
  4. In the side pockets of your backpack

7) Which of the following items would be a poor choice to leave in a geocache?

  1. An orange
  2. A snow-globe
  3. Perfume
  4. All of the above

8) When playing kayak polo, you can legally flip a competitor when:

  1. They are the goalie
  2. They are paddling
  3. When they have the ball
  4. All of the above

9) Earthworms are good for composting because:

  1. Their poop is used as fertilizer
  2. They eat the food scraps from the compost pile
  3. They create air pockets when moving around
  4. They explode once a week with nutritional goodness.

10) All cyclists should be able to know how to fix a flat tire. Which of the following items are necessary to fix the flat?

  1. Tire lever, repair stand, screw driver
  2. Air pump, tube patch kit, spare tube, tire lever
  3. Wrench, air pump, tire jack, tire gauge
  4. A Hammock, a sandwich, a helpful friend

 

Round 3: Lists (1 point per item in the list)

1) Using the official sailing terms, name the 4 most common parts of the sails.

2) List the type of discs used while playing disc golf.

3) Name the five points of safety to check when rock climbing.

 

Round 4: Bonus! (points are doubled in this round!)

1) What is the name of the slackliner who won the World Championship and performed with Madonna at the Superbowl half-time show in 2012?

2) Name at least 4 products made by ENO (2 points per product!)

 

How did you do?! Tally up your score out of 37 and comment with it below! Show off your brainy parts!

 

Answers 

Round 1: True or False

1) TRUE! Figure Eight Knot is the know climbers use to tie on to the rope.

2) FALSE! There are several techniques for making a low or no impact fire.

3) FALSE! Fuel should be in a separate area than food as fuel make leak.

4) TRUE! The National Speleological Society is based out of Huntsville, AL.

5) TRUE! Most reported cases of Hypothermia occur in the Spring.

Round 2: Multiple Choice

1) 3. Asheville, NC

2) 4. Cane Creek Nature Preserve

3) 3. 12 inches in diameter

4) 2. Ride with traffic

5) 3. Post-Consumer Recycled Materials

6) 1. The middle of your pack, close to your back

7) 4. None of the above

8) 3. When they have the ball

9) 1. Their poop is used as fertilizer

10) (If 4. isn’t available :-) ) 2. Air pump, tube patch kit, spare tube, tire lever.

Round 3: Lists

1) Mainsail, Mast, Jib, Boom

2) Putter, Mid-Range, Driver

3) Helmet, three points of the harness, Figure 8 Knot

Round 4: Bonus!

1) Andy Lewis

2) Anything found HERE!

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