The Ultimate Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti Quiz

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The Ultimate Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti Quiz
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What's that tall, dark and furry figure striding ominously through the woods? Is it a bear? A moose? Or something more mysterious? Maybe now is the time to test your Bigfoot/Yeti cred with our 'squatchy' little quiz.
The study of animals that are not recognized by science (like Bigfoot and Yeti) is called:
cryptozoology
Cryptozoologists are also into other elusive creatures, like the Yeti, Loch Ness monster and chupacabras.
pseudozoology
fraudulology

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The earliest accounts of "sasquatch" don't mention the tall, ape-like creature we think of today. Instead, they refer to what?
Bipedal black bears
Escaped zoo monkeys
Giant Indians
British Columbia school teacher John W. Burns collected the stories from Native Americans on the Chehalis Indian Reserve in the 1920s.

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The word "sasquatch" originates from the folklore of what Native American group?
Tillamook
Tlingit
Coast Salish
The Coast Salish called the creature "Sokqueatl" or "Ssosq'tal."

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This man's 1955 Bigfoot encounter is considered the first modern Sasquatch sighting.
Gerald Simpson
Sam Farnsworth
William Roe
Roe said the creature was six feet tall and three feet wide and covered from head to toe with dark brown hair.

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Which is a scientific name given to Bigfoot?
Gigantopithecus
Bigfoot enthusiast Dr. Grover Krantz named it Gigantopithecus after a primate that roamed South Asia between 8 million and 150,000 years ago.
Enormosapien
Apeoid Erectus

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According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Association, which state boasts the most Bigfoot sightings?
Florida
Washington
With 618 sightings Washington might as well be called the Bigfoot State.
California

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Bigfoot's snow-loving cousin, the Yeti, is usually associated with which mountain range?
Himalayas
At home in his Himalayan hideout, the Yeti is also called the Abominable Snowman.
Andes
Rockies

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The term "Big Foot" was popularized after huge footprints were found at a construction site outside of Klamath, California, in what year?
1758
1858
1958
While sightings of tall, ape-like creatures had been reported before, the 1958 incident got a great deal of attention because it was widely reported in the news.

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Bigfoot plays a starring role in what 1980s movie?
"Harry and the Hendersons"
No, the Bigfoot in "Harry and the Hendersons" wasn't real; it was played by actor Kevin Peter Hall.
"Big, Tall and Smelly"
"Creature From the Deep Woods"

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What company airs "Messin' with Sasquatch" commercials?
Slim Jim
Jack Link's
Jack Link's ran the first of these ads in 2006.
Oberto

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What now-relocated NBA team's mascot was a Sasquatch?
San Diego Clippers
Vancouver Grizzlies
Seattle Supersonics
Seattle's hairiest cheerleader was named "Squatch."

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According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, which is the only state without a Bigfoot sighting?
Hawaii
Hawaii is Bigfoot-free, while Delaware and Rhode Island have the next fewest sightings with just five each.
Delaware
Rhode Island

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According to a 2007 Baylor Religion Survey, what percentage of Americans believe Bigfoot "absolutely" exists?
3.1 percent
Just 3.1 percent are Bigfoot believers, while 39.6 percent believe it's "absolutely not" real.
13 percent
44.3 percent

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What duo captured the most famous film of Bigfoot at Bluff Creek, California, in 1967?
Hawthorne and Neal
Gimlin and Patterson
Because of the film, Bob Gimlin is a bit of a celebrity in the Bigfoot researcher community.
Davis and Walters

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Which is NOT a television show about the search for Bigfoot?
"Finding Bigfoot"
"Bigfoot Captured"
"Where is Bigfoot?"
"Where is Bigfoot?" is not one of the many Bigfoot-themed shows on television these days.

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What is Arkansas's most famous Bigfoot?
Fouke Monster
The Fouke Monster, also known as the Boggy Creek Monster, was the subject of the 1972 semi-factual documentary, "The Legend of Boggy Creek."
Little Rock Longlegs
Ozark Apeman

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What state is home to the Bigfoot known as Grassman?
Kansas
Ohio
Ohio's Grassman is said to be seven feet tall and live in an igloo-like grass hut.
North Dakota

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Which mountain range is home to Bigfoot's snow-loving counterpart, the Yeti?
Himalayas
The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, are certainly an excellent hideout for a mysterious creature like the Yeti.
Andes
Rockies

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The name "Yeti" is probably a mispronunciation of "Yeh-teh," a term for the creature used by what ethnic group?
Gurung
Sherpa
The Sherpa word Yeh-teh means "animal of rocky places."
Tharu

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Himalayan lore originally described the Yeti as:
a dark-furred creature resembling a gorilla
These days people think of it as basically a white bigfoot, but in Himalayan lore it's actually a dark, gorilla-like creature.
a tall, white-furred beast that walks on two legs
a blue human with icicles for hair

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When did the first Westerner report a Yeti sighting?
1732
1832
The 1832 account came from Brian Hodgson, a British gentlemen-explorer living in Nepal.
1932

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The term "Abominable Snowman" has become synonymous with "Yeti" thanks to:
an ancient Sherpa religious text
a popular Nepalese novel
a mistranslation
Journalist Henry Newman committed the mistranslation while covering the Everest Reconnaissance Expedition in 1921, but the name stuck.

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Whose 1951 footprint discovery brought worldwide attention to the Yeti?
Eric Shipton
After Eric Shipton's discover, a number of expeditions were sent to Central Asia to search for the Yeti.
Francois Liege
Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa

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A man named Tom Slick led three Yeti expeditions in the 1950s. What was his occupation?
oilman
The appropriately named Slick was an oilman from -- where else -- Texas. He also funded expeditions to search for Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.
biologist
hunting guide

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One of the most famous television Yetis appeared in the 1964 stop-motion classic, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." What was his name?
Bumble
Bumble was going to eat Rudolph's family before Sam the snowman, Hermey the elf and Yukon Cornelius the prospector intervened. Yikes!
Sam
Hermey

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The Pangbouche Buddhist monastery in Nepal claims to possess what part of a Yeti?
the skull
the scalp
The monastery boasted a Yeti scalp as well as a hand. The scalp turned out to be a serow pelt and the hand was actually human.
the tail

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What famous mountain climber participated in a Yeti expedition in 1960-61?
David Livingstone
Roald Amundsen
Sir Edmund Hillary
After testing much of the supposed evidence, Hillary ultimately called the Yeti a "fairy tale."

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What animal is frequently mistaken for a Yeti?
Escaped zoo orangutans
Brown bears
In addition to brown bears, rocks and human hermits have also been mistaken for Yeti.
Yaks

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What Disney/Pixar movie includes a Yeti cameo?
"Cars"
"Finding Nemo"
"Monsters, Inc."
The Yeti is voiced by John Ratzenberger, who famously played Cliff Clavin on the 1980s sitcom "Cheers."

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Which is NOT named after the Yeti?
Nepal's largest bank
While Nepal's largest bank isn't named after the Yeti, it's largest airline is.
A line of cooler chests
A cycling company

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