The Ultimate Grand Canyon Quiz for Kids
Learn more about the largest canyon in the United States (it can be seen from outer space!) by taking this Grand Canyon quiz for kids!
Take the Grand Canyon quiz for kids!
Ready to test your Grand Canyon knowledge? Let’s begin…
1.) What river cuts through the Grand Canyon?
A.) Missouri River
B.) Mississippi River
C.) Colorado River
D.) Columbia River
ANSWER: C.) Colorado River. Some 1,450 miles long, the Colorado River goes through seven U.S. states and two Mexican states.
2.) Where is the Grand Canyon located?
ANSWER: A.) Arizona. The Grand Canyon is located in the Northwest corner of Arizona — not far from Utah and Nevada. Many folks fly into Las Vegas or Phoenix to visit the Grand Canyon. If driving, the Grand Canyon is just north of the famous Route 66.
3.) About how many annual visitors does the giant gorge attract each year?
A.) About one million
B.) Three to six million
C.) Seven to nine million
D.) Over 10 million
ANSWER: B.) From about three to six million visitors come to the Grand Canyon.
4.) True or False: The Grand Canyon is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
ANSWER: True. Grand Canyon park encompasses over 1,900 square miles while Rhode Island is around 1,200 square miles.
5.) How many miles long is The Grand Canyon?
A.) 10 miles
B.) 27.5 miles
C.) 47.3 miles
D.) 277 miles
ANSWER: D.) 277 miles. The Grand Canyon’s widest point is about 18 miles long.
6.) How many dinosaur bones have been found at the Grand Canyon?
B.) Over 1,000
C.) Over 10,000
D.) Over one million
ANSWER: A.) 0. The canyon walls are made of rock which is more ancient than dinosaurs. It is believed that the Grand Canyon didn’t form until dinosaurs were gone off the face of the earth.
7.) What animal, known for its sure-footedness, is used to transport supplies and people down the Grand Canyon?
ANSWER: A.) Mules. You can take a ride down the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch on a mule. More than 600,000 people have taken a Grand Canyon mule ride.
8.) Most scientists believe the Grand Canyon to be how old?
A.) One million years old
B.) Two million years old
C.) Six million years old
D.) 20 million years old
ANSWER: C.) Six million years old. However, it is believed that the oldest rocks are 1.8 billion years old. Wowsa!
9.) About how many people need to be rescued within the park each year?
A.) About 10
B.) About 50
C.) About 250
D.) About 500
ANSWER: C.) About 250. Most folks needing rescue efforts fail to bring enough water. Another major reason is wearing inadequate footwear. Flip-flops don’t cut it in the rocky terrain.
10.) True or False: The Grand Canyon is over five miles deep.
ANSWER: False. The Grand Canyon is 6,093 feet deep. One mile equals 5,280 feet so it’s over a mile deep — but not over five miles deep.
Add up the number of correct answers you had on the Grand Canyon Quiz and check the key below to see how you scored.
8 – 10 Correct: You earned your Grand Canyon expert badge. Way to go!
4 – 7 Correct: You possess a good understanding of the Grand Canyon (or you’re a good guesser!)
0 – 3 Correct: You’ll probably do better next time. And hopefully you’ve learned something new just by taking this quiz!
By Mike O’Halloran and Greg Johnson
Mike and Greg are cofounders of ListCaboodle.
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