Quiz about Mountain Guys
Quiz about Mountain Guys

Mountain Guys Trivia Quiz


People associated with mountains.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team The Usual Suspects. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
wjames
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
393,549
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
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1. The awe-inspiring mountain Huangshan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction in China. Which famous Chinese poet found inspiration at Huangshan? Hint

Hori Bakusui
Li Bai
Ginaw Bilog
Vo Van Ai

2. Which famous California mountain man captured and trained bears for zoos and circuses and later had a movie and television show loosely based on his life? Hint

"Bear" Grylls
John "Grizzly" Adams
John Johnson
Jim Bridger

3. Was he in fact the first? Many expeditions had tried to be the first to successfully climb Mt. Everest before Edmund Hilary became the first man to achieve the feat in 1953. In 1924 a British expedition made an attempt to be the first. Which of these men was the expedition leader?
Hint

Chris Bonnington
George Mallory
Conrad Anchor
Geoffrey Young

4. "Born on a mountain top in Tennessee", which of the following did Davy Crockett NOT do in his interesting life time? Hint

Discover the Cumberland Gap
Scout in the Creek Indian War
Die at the Alamo
U.S. Congressman

5. Mountain man Kit Carson led a storied life as a frontier guide for American explorer John Fremont and as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the government's expansion into western territories in the 1840s and 1850s. Of the choices below, which title did Carson NOT hold?
Hint

Indian Agent
Fur Trapper
Brigadier General
U.S. Congressman

6. Which 21st Century "Mountain Man" has climbed the Swiss Alps with Roger Federer, the Snowdonia mountains with Kate Winslet and has spent time with President Obama on the Exit Glacier in Alaska? Hint

Bear Grylls
Rob Hall
Patrick Taylor
Jon Krakauer

7. John Johnston was a huge mountain man with a reputation as a violent drunk. He did however have an interesting, umm tasty, nickname. What was it? Hint

Sugar Bear
Liver Eating
Maggot
His Mountainousness

8. After being abducted by warriors of the Shawnee nation in 1755, this Appalachian mountain woman escaped and found her way home through 500 miles of wilderness. Who was she? Hint

Mary Draper Ingles
Abigail Adams Smith
Clara Barton
Rebecca Bryan Boone

9. Which north African general ranks alongside Alexander of Macedon and Napoleon Bonaparte as one of history's greatest military tacticians?

Hint

Hannibal Lecter
Shaka Zulu
Hannibal Barca
Hadrusubal

10. Ethan Allen led a militia in the Upper New York, New Hampshire and Vermont region during the era of the Revolutionary War. His band was called what? Hint

Green Mountain Boys
Minute Men
Man in the Mountain Men
Mount Ellen's Allen's Men




Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The awe-inspiring mountain Huangshan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction in China. Which famous Chinese poet found inspiration at Huangshan?

Answer: Li Bai

Li Bai is the only Chinese on that list of Asian poets, I hope the forms of their names were a clue. Li Bai lived in the 8th century CE, the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry". Many of his works are set in mountains and use mountain imagery and as allegories. Huangshan has inspired many poets and artists with the sweeping views and unusual topography, weather and vegetation.
Question by Usual Suspect wjames.
2. Which famous California mountain man captured and trained bears for zoos and circuses and later had a movie and television show loosely based on his life?

Answer: John "Grizzly" Adams

Grizzly Adams earned his nickname from capturing and taming grizzly bears. This included Ben who, legend has it, saved Adams when a mother grizzly attacked him. Complications from the head wound Adams sustained in this attack would cause his demise five years later. "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" movie and the television series of the same name that later followed both starred Dan Haggerty and were loosely based on Adams' life. The television series was a favorite of Usual Suspect Katmcg, which inspired her question.

Edward "Bear" Grylls is known for his "Man vs. Wild" television series, which focused on wilderness survival. The life of mountain man John Johnson was the inspiration for "Jeremiah Johnson" starring Robert Redford. An incident that occurred in Jim Bridger's youth in which a fellow mountain man/trapper was mauled by a bear has been featured in at least two movies, including "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
3. Was he in fact the first? Many expeditions had tried to be the first to successfully climb Mt. Everest before Edmund Hilary became the first man to achieve the feat in 1953. In 1924 a British expedition made an attempt to be the first. Which of these men was the expedition leader?

Answer: George Mallory

On June 8, 1924 George Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine were seen by the support team on the north face at 26700 ft, about 2300 ft below the summit, before clouds rolled in and obscured the pair from view. No trace was found of the two once the visibility improved.
Over the course of many decades further expeditions attempted to retrieve the bodies of the two climbers but it was not until 1999 that Mallory's body was retrieved where it had lain for 75 years well-preserved in the freezing conditions.
What was never found was the camera which the pair had with them to record the final summit attempt. Photographic experts feel that had the camera been recovered modern science would be able to develop film which may have shown that these were the first men to climb Everest. Close to 300 people of which more than a third were Nepalese Sherpas have died attempting to climb the world's highest mountain. The youngest person to die was aged 23; the oldest 85.

Question by Usual Suspect Zippox
4. "Born on a mountain top in Tennessee", which of the following did Davy Crockett NOT do in his interesting life time?

Answer: Discover the Cumberland Gap

Fellow mountain man and near-mythical woodsman Daniel Boone led the first white party through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains in 1750. Davy Crockett wasn't born until 1786, and lived an interesting life, indeed accomplishing/experiencing the other three choices. Many boys in the U.S. in the 1950s had or dearly wanted a "gen-u-ine" coonskin cap as worn by actor Fess Parker playing Davy in a popular Disney TV show.

Question by Usual Suspects player Cmax.
5. Mountain man Kit Carson led a storied life as a frontier guide for American explorer John Fremont and as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the government's expansion into western territories in the 1840s and 1850s. Of the choices below, which title did Carson NOT hold?

Answer: U.S. Congressman

Christopher (Kit) Carson was a cousin to frontiersman Daniel Boone on his mother's side. Nevada's state capitol, Carson City, is named for the Carson River which flows through nearby Eagle Valley and the river is named in honor of Kit Carson.

Question by player parleydog.
6. Which 21st Century "Mountain Man" has climbed the Swiss Alps with Roger Federer, the Snowdonia mountains with Kate Winslet and has spent time with President Obama on the Exit Glacier in Alaska?

Answer: Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls' real name is Edward Michael Grylls. He hosts the TV show "Man vs Wild". In 2000 he led the team that circumnavigated the British Isles on Jet Skis to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Question by Usual Suspects player Magikdragon1
7. John Johnston was a huge mountain man with a reputation as a violent drunk. He did however have an interesting, umm tasty, nickname. What was it?

Answer: Liver Eating

John 'Liver Eating' Johnston was reputed as being big and mean especially while drunk, which he often was. Many legends exist about how his culinary nickname came to be but no one knows for sure. One legend claims that in a fit of rage he killed 300 Crow Indians and proceeded to eat all their livers! A more believable tale states that after he killed a Sioux Indian, a piece of liver was still left on his knife which he kindly offered to a comrade. Either way, 'Liver Eating' loved to fight and he was huge so most around him would have stayed out of his way and probably avoided calling him names while within earshot.

-Question by Usual Suspect BigTriviaDawg
8. After being abducted by warriors of the Shawnee nation in 1755, this Appalachian mountain woman escaped and found her way home through 500 miles of wilderness. Who was she?

Answer: Mary Draper Ingles

And she did it barefoot, no less! In July of 1755, during what is known as the French and Indian War, a small farming settlement on the far western frontier of the state of Virginia, where Mary and her family lived, was attacked by Shawnee warriors who were allied with the French. Three men, one woman, and an infant child were savagely killed. Mary Draper Ingles and her two young sons, along with one other woman and man, were taken captive. The group endured a grueling, terror filled march to Shawnee villages located near what is now Chillicothe, Ohio. Mary's two boys were immediately taken from her and adopted into the tribe.
After this, she and another captive woman planned an escape and successfully executed it in October of that same year. It took forty days, but this mountain frontier woman made it home and reunited with her husband. The couple had five more children and their son, Tommy, who was abducted with Mary, returned home when he was seventeen, having been taken at age four.
A very good book of fictionalized history about Mary's journey is "Follow the River", by James Alexander Thom. However, I sincerely recommend skipping the movie of the same title.

Question by Usual Suspects member Destimina.
9. Which north African general ranks alongside Alexander of Macedon and Napoleon Bonaparte as one of history's greatest military tacticians?

Answer: Hannibal Barca

During the Second Punic War between the Roman Empire and Carthage, Hannibal embarked on a campaign that would find him leading an army and fighting major battles on a journey that took him from Spain to southern Italy. Despite many victories over Roman armies, he never succeeded in occupying Rome itself.

Assembling an army of 8,000 cavalry, 38,000 troops and around 40 war elephants he marched from Cartagena on the east coast of Iberia into Gaul crossing the Pyrenees on route into Gaul. In October 208 BC rather than march via the coast into Italy, he opted to take a far less obvious route to add an element of surprise. He undertook another perilous march through the mountains to cross the Alps between France and Italy. It is believed the he crossed either by the Col du Mont Genèvre at 1869m/6100ft or the even higher Savine Coche pass where he spent 3 nights before descending onto the Italian plains. All the elephants survived the Alps but not the winter which followed.

He fought 3 major battles against his enemies in Italy. The most famous being that at Cannae where the far smaller Carthaginian army killed, wounded or captured up to 70,000 men of the Roman army.

Hamilcar Barca was Hannibal's father. Hasdrubal succeeded Hannibal as the military commander in Iberia. Hannibal Lecter is a psychotic, gourmand character from literature.

Question by Usual Suspect Zippox
10. Ethan Allen led a militia in the Upper New York, New Hampshire and Vermont region during the era of the Revolutionary War. His band was called what?

Answer: Green Mountain Boys

The Green Mountain Boys militia was originally formed to protect local landowners from attempts by the colony of New York to administer these Vermont territories.

When the American Revolution started, Allen decided to join forces with the colonies and captured Fort Ticonderoga. He was soon after captured by the British and released in 1778 in a prisoner exchange.

After the war, Allen and his men were the de facto government of the newly formed independent Vermont Republic.

Vermont, literally green mountain, became the 14th state in 1791.

Mount Ellen in Vermont is the state's 3rd highest peak.

This question was submitted by Grisham of the Usual Suspects Team
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Source: Author wjames

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