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C ool A dventures V isually E nhanced

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C ool A dventures V isually E nhanced game quiz
"CAVEs: what do you know about them? Stick with me, we'll learn some things. Keep in mind that no international cave organization makes regulations or keeps good records. Also, new caves are being discovered all the time."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Which of the following is not usually considered a cave?

2. If you've ever been in a cave, you know there are formations that are hanging from the ceiling and growing up from the ground. One is a stalagmite, the other is stalactite.

Stalagmites hang from the ceiling. True or false?

3. One of the largest caves in the world is:
    Lowmoor Cave
    Mountain River Cave
    Deer Cave
    Cave of the Ghost

4. The ground beneath stalagmites pushes upward, over hundreds and thousands of years, to make the formations.

5. Which of the following is NOT correct?
    records include deepest, largest room/passage, longest underwater
    four of the five longest caves are in the U.S.
    spelunking, speleonosis, speleology, spelemergency are related to caves
    there are at least eight different kinds of caves

6. In Chihuahua, Mexico, there is a cave where the temperature is sometimes as high as 150 degrees.

7. When driving through the eastern part of the U.S., especially in the 1970s, you almost couldn't pass a barn roof that didn't have 'See Ruby Falls' written on it. What exactly is Ruby Falls?
    underground waterfall in Tennessee
    waterfall over cave system in Kentucky
    souvenir stand located at all major cave sites in the U.S.
    famous restaurant outside Mammoth Cave

8. Of the 'est' (biggest, tallest, smallest), this is possibly one of the most important(est). Why are the caves at Qumran so renowned?
    The remnants of an entire village were found
    Oldest recorded cave paintings on the walls
    Dead Sea Scrolls were found there
    A king and all his belongings were interred and intact

9. The name of this cave is Galos. It costs a little bit to spend some time in this cave. It is principally made of salt. The cave is thought to be helpful for the treatment of asthma, stress relief, and some skin conditions. In the mid '00s, one of these caves was discovered where?
    Boracay Island, The Philippines
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    Chicago, Illinois
    Carlsbad, Bohemia, Czech Republic

10. Which of the following is NOT the title of a movie set in a cave?
    The Cavern
    The Descent
    The Grotto
    The Cave

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Compiled Jun 28 12