History of Hawaii

Can you answer these questions about the history of Hawaii?
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What U.S. President was born in Honolulu in 1961?
Barack Obama
Who was the first European explorer to visit the Hawaiian islands?
James Cook
What name was given to the islands by the above?
Sandwich Islands
What group of people were the first to settle in the islands in 400 CE?
Polynesians
What worldwide popular sport is invented in Hawaii?
Surfing
What naval base was attacked by the Japanese airforce in 1941?
Pearl Harbor
What Japanese general is considered to be the mastermind behind that attack?
Isoroku Yamamoto
What Hawaiian string instrumental was developed by Portuguese immigrants?
Ukulele
Who is the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes?
Pele
What country annexed Hawaii in 1898?
United States
What unpopular billionaire ruffled feathers by buying $100 million of land in 2014?
Mark Zuckerburg
What "great" king united the Hawaiian islands in 1795?
Kamehameha I
What type of natural disaster hit Hawaii in 1868?
Earthquake
Who was the only queen regnant and the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii?
Liliʻuokalani
What is the name of the first hotel built in Waikiki?
(Has the namesake of a Disney princess)
Moana Hotel
In what year did Hawaii become a state?
1959
What singer was born in Honolulu as Peter Gene Hernandez?
Bruno Mars
What singer was also known as Bruddah Iz?
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
What Hawaiian entertainer sang "Tiny Bubbles"?
Don Ho
On what mountain were two telescopes built in 1993 and 1996?
Mauna Kea
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Jul 21, 2020
Consider accepting "Mauna Kea" for Mount Kea.