National Park Quiz

National Park Quiz: How Good Are You When Quizzed On Fall In The National Parks?

We begged, pleaded, cajoled, and finally bribed the quizmeister -- a lifetime membership to the Traveler! -- to get him to kick out a fall quiz for your entertainment (and possible chagrin). And...he relented!

National Park Quiz 101: Ringer VII Answers Revealed

Did you get at least eight out of ten?

National Park Quiz 101: Ringer VII

Let’s play “odd park out.”

And February's Winner Is....David Crowl!

Congratulations to David Crowl, who successfully negotiated Traveler's February puzzlers to win a deck of Freedom of the Hills playing cards from The Mountaineers!

100 National Park Quizzes

Traveler has published 100 national park quizzes for your edification and amusement. Here is the master list with hotlinks.

National Park Quiz 100: Ringer VI

Nine of the ten questions in this quiz are true. Can you tell which one is false?

National Park Quiz 99: Native Americans

Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you write 100 times on the whiteboard: "To show respect and avoid a geographical misnomer, many people now use the term Native American instead of Indian."

National Park Quiz 98: Lakes

Take this quiz and see if you know as much about national park lakes as you think you do. Answers are at the end. You can peek if you feel the need.

National Park Quiz 97: Ships

This month's quiz will test your knowledge of ships and their role in the National Park System. Answers are at the end. If you peek, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "A ship is a vessel of considerable size, usually designed for deep-water navigation."

National Park Quiz 96: Ringer V

Nine of the first ten questions in this quiz are true. Can you tell which one is false? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.

National Park Mystery Spot 26 Revealed: A Hill Like No Other

The bonus clue is a dead giveaway, but only if you know your sheep.

National Park Quiz 95: National Seashores

Take this quiz and see whether your knowledge of the national seashores is up to speed. Answers are at the end. Don't peek.

National Park Quiz 94: Ringer IV

Nine of the first ten statements are true, but one is not. Can you tell which one is the ringer? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.

National Park Quiz 93: Potpourri VI

We haven't had a potpourri-style quiz in a while, so let's give it a go. Answers are at the end.

National Park Quiz 92: Seconds

You can't take this quiz in just a few seconds, but if you invest a few minutes you'll find out if you know as much about seconds as you do about firsts.

National Park Quiz 91: Hearts

Our quiz theme this month is apropos of February-the-Valentine- month. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you buy the quizmeister a big box of chocolates. Cream centers.

National Park Quiz 90: Cold

January cold has lots of us holed up inside, hugging the wood stove. To help you while away the hours until warmth returns to the land, the quizmeister has whipped up a little cold-related quiz (liberally defined). Answers are at the end.

2010 in Review: National Park Brain Teasers

During 2010 our Wednesday brain teasers included 13 quizzes, 12 mystery photos, 13 mystery spots, and 11 mystery plants. Here are the lists with handy links.

National Park Quiz 89: National Recreation Areas

How much do you know about units of the National Park System designated "National Recreation Area"? Take this quiz and find out.

National Park Quiz 88: Potpourri V

We haven't had a grab bag quiz for quite a while, so let's go with a potpourri and see what shakes out.

National Park Quiz 87: Red

With the leaf peeping season already underway in some national parks, color is on the Quizmeister's mind. We've already done green, so let's go with red.

National Park Quiz 86: Ringer III

Only nine of these ten statements are true. Can you tell which one is not?

National Park Quiz 85: Trees

True to its title, this quiz tests your knowledge of trees in the national parks. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: " Quantified Tree Risk Assessment provides a framework for assessing the three components of tree-failure risk; probability of failure, impact potential, and target value."

National Park Mystery Plant 10: Heaven for the Climate, Hell for Society

It will not auger well for you if you cannot handle these clues.

National Park Quiz 84: Ringer II

Nine of these ten statements are true. Can you tell which one is not?

National Park Mystery Plant 9 Revealed: English Universities and the Ivy League Take You to English Ivy

Mystery plant 9 was hidden in plain sight. To see it, all you had to do was know where some very old universities are and what company they keep.

National Park Quiz 83: Reproduction

Let's see how much you know about the intricate business of passing along genes in our national parks. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "Bacterial conjugation, which is sometime erroneously characterized as the bacterial equivalent of sexual reproduction, cannot succeed unless the donor bacterium hosts a plasmid, transposon, or similar genetic element that is conjugative or mobilizable."

National Park Quiz 82: Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, so let’s run with that idea in this month’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Flowers are the reproductive organs of angiosperms.”

National Park Quiz 81: Vertigo

This week’s quiz may give acrophobes a case of the willies. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Neurologists specializing in otology affirm that vestibular habituation, when properly prescribed, can be efficacious in remediating benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

National Park Quiz 80: Water

All of these statements about National Park System water bodies are true except one. Can you find the ringer? The answer and explanations are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “If there is any magic on this planet, it is water.”
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