Question 1: The black sands of this beach are made up of tiny pieces of what rock?
Correct Answer: Basalt
Fact: Basalt makes up over 90% of the volcanic rock on the surface of the Earth. The black sand here at Wai'ānapanapa State Park originally came from Haleakalā, the volcano that created the eastern side of Maui.
Question 2: Who were the first people to live on Maui?
Correct Answer: Polynesians
Fact: Polynesians from Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, and Samoa settled on Hawaii between 124 and 1120 CE. Maui also has a connection with the Inca and Filipino peoples. It is a twinned location with Arequipa, Peru, and Quezon City, Philippines.
Question 3: Hawaii’s capital and largest city is Honolulu. On which Hawaiian island can you find it?
Correct Answer: Oahu
Fact: With over a million residents, Oahu is the most populous island in Hawaii, but only the third largest in area. It is appropriately nicknamed the Gathering Place.