The national parks have islands galore. There are islands in the ocean, islands in rivers, islands in lakes, and even islands in lakes on islands. Take this week's quiz and see how much you know about these islands. Answers are at the end. No fair peeking!
1. In which national park would you look for an island that is “a volcano within a volcano”?
a. Crater Lake National Park
b. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
c. Capulin Volcano National Monument
d. Lassen Volcanic National Park
2. Yellowstone is famed for being the world’s first national park, but few know what America’s second national park was. One big reason is that it became a state park over a century ago. This mostly forgotten second national park was an island, specifically
a. Chincoteague Island on the Atlantic Coast
b. Angel Island in San Francisco Bay
c. Beaver Island in Lake Michigan
d. Mackinaw Island in Lake Huron
3. The National Park Service doesn’t encourage boaters to visit the small, uninhabited island that is the main landholding of the St. Croix Island International Historic Site. That’s because the resources there are fragile and no Facility Development Plan has been approved. This still-under-development unit is in
b. New York
4. The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is situated on the island of
5. There’s a Cat Island, a Bear Island, an Eagle Island, an Otter Island, and even a Devils Island. You can visit all of these during a trip to
a. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
b. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
c. Gulf Islands National Seashore
d. Padre Island National Seashore
6. The Statue of Liberty National Monument is located on an island formerly known as
a. Bedloe’s Island
b. Ellis Island
c. Rikers Island
d. Staten Island
7. The ______ Island National Memorial, which is situated in the Potomac River and accessible only via a footbridge, is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Millard Fillmore
c. Herbert Hoover
d. Theodore Roosevelt
8. More people visit Boca Chica Key and Elliot Key than any of the other small coral rock islands in
a. Gulf Islands National Seashore
b. Everglades National Park
c. Biscayne National Park
d. Dry Tortugas National Park
9. Which of the following national parks has the most islands?
a. Channel Islands National Park
b. Virgin Islands National Park
c. Rocky Mountain National Park
d. Voyageurs National Park
10. Which island, now a National Monument, served as a U.S. Army base from 1794 to 1966?
a. Alcatraz Island
b. Governors Island
c. Ford Island
d. Ellis Island
11. Before there was Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg there was a Pickett’s Landing on the island where the ______ is situated. It happened in 1859 when George E. Pickett was a Captain in the U.S. Army and the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over a dead pig. Now more than 250,000 people a year visit the park to tour the American Camp and the English Camp.
a. St. Croix Island International Historic Site
b. San Juan Island National Historical Park
c. Isle Royale National Park
d. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Answers: (1) a (2) d (3) c (4) b (5) a (6) a (7) d (8) c (9) d (10) b (11) b
Grading: 9 or 10 correct, rest on your laurels; 7 or 8 correct, pretty darn good; 6 correct, nothing to brag about; 5 or fewer correct, nothing to brag about.