The Ultimate Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti Quiz


Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

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:

Cryptozoologists are also into other elusive creatures, like the Yeti, Loch Ness monster and chupacabras.

The earliest accounts of "sasquatch" don't mention the tall, ape-like creature we think of today. Instead, they refer to what?

British Columbia school teacher John W. Burns collected the stories from Native Americans on the Chehalis Indian Reserve in the 1920s.

The word "sasquatch" originates from the folklore of what Native American group?

The Coast Salish called the creature "Sokqueatl" or "Ssosq'tal."

This man's 1955 Bigfoot encounter is considered the first modern Sasquatch sighting.

Roe said the creature was six feet tall and three feet wide and covered from head to toe with dark brown hair.

Which is a scientific name given to Bigfoot?

Bigfoot enthusiast Dr. Grover Krantz named it Gigantopithecus after a primate that roamed South Asia between 8 million and 150,000 years ago.

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Association, which state boasts the most Bigfoot sightings?

With 618 sightings Washington might as well be called the Bigfoot State.

Bigfoot's snow-loving cousin, the Yeti, is usually associated with which mountain range?

At home in his Himalayan hideout, the Yeti is also called the Abominable Snowman.

The term "Big Foot" was popularized after huge footprints were found at a construction site outside of Klamath, California, in what year?

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.

Bigfoot plays a starring role in what 1980s movie?

No, the Bigfoot in "Harry and the Hendersons" wasn't real; it was played by actor Kevin Peter Hall.

What company airs "Messin' with Sasquatch" commercials?

Jack Link's ran the first of these ads in 2006.

What now-relocated NBA team's mascot was a Sasquatch?

Seattle's hairiest cheerleader was named "Squatch."

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, which is the only state without a Bigfoot sighting?

Hawaii is Bigfoot-free, while Delaware and Rhode Island have the next fewest sightings with just five each.

According to a 2007 Baylor Religion Survey, what percentage of Americans believe Bigfoot "absolutely" exists?

Just 3.1 percent are Bigfoot believers, while 39.6 percent believe it's "absolutely not" real.

What duo captured the most famous film of Bigfoot at Bluff Creek, California, in 1967?

Because of the film, Bob Gimlin is a bit of a celebrity in the Bigfoot researcher community.

Which is NOT a television show about the search for Bigfoot?

"Where is Bigfoot?" is not one of the many Bigfoot-themed shows on television these days.

What is Arkansas's most famous Bigfoot?

The Fouke Monster, also known as the Boggy Creek Monster, was the subject of the 1972 semi-factual documentary, "The Legend of Boggy Creek."

What state is home to the Bigfoot known as Grassman?

Ohio's Grassman is said to be seven feet tall and live in an igloo-like grass hut.

Which mountain range is home to Bigfoot's snow-loving counterpart, the Yeti?

The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, are certainly an excellent hideout for a mysterious creature like the Yeti.

The name "Yeti" is probably a mispronunciation of "Yeh-teh," a term for the creature used by what ethnic group?

The Sherpa word Yeh-teh means "animal of rocky places."

Himalayan lore originally described the Yeti as:

These days people think of it as basically a white bigfoot, but in Himalayan lore it's actually a dark, gorilla-like creature.

When did the first Westerner report a Yeti sighting?

The 1832 account came from Brian Hodgson, a British gentlemen-explorer living in Nepal.

The term "Abominable Snowman" has become synonymous with "Yeti" thanks to:

Journalist Henry Newman committed the mistranslation while covering the Everest Reconnaissance Expedition in 1921, but the name stuck.

Whose 1951 footprint discovery brought worldwide attention to the Yeti?

After Eric Shipton's discover, a number of expeditions were sent to Central Asia to search for the Yeti.

A man named Tom Slick led three Yeti expeditions in the 1950s. What was his occupation?

The appropriately named Slick was an oilman from -- where else -- Texas. He also funded expeditions to search for Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

One of the most famous television Yetis appeared in the 1964 stop-motion classic, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." What was his name?

Bumble was going to eat Rudolph's family before Sam the snowman, Hermey the elf and Yukon Cornelius the prospector intervened. Yikes!

The Pangbouche Buddhist monastery in Nepal claims to possess what part of a Yeti?

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.

What famous mountain climber participated in a Yeti expedition in 1960-61?

After testing much of the supposed evidence, Hillary ultimately called the Yeti a "fairy tale."

What animal is frequently mistaken for a Yeti?

In addition to brown bears, rocks and human hermits have also been mistaken for Yeti.

What Disney/Pixar movie includes a Yeti cameo?

The Yeti is voiced by John Ratzenberger, who famously played Cliff Clavin on the 1980s sitcom "Cheers."

Which is NOT named after the Yeti?

While Nepal's largest bank isn't named after the Yeti, it's largest airline is.

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!

Explore More Quizzes