National Park Quiz 96: Ringer V

Have a look at statements 1-10 below. Only nine are true. Can you tell which one is not?

1. True or false? A replica cell from the "Hanoi Hilton" is on display in a national park.

2. True or false? The majority of the National Park Service’s full time (permanent) employees wear a park ranger uniform to work.

3. True or false? Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

4. True or false? There is a carbonated water spring in Yosemite National Park.

5. True or false? The only federally designated wilderness in the state of New York is in a national park.

6. True or false? John Muir visited Yellowstone National Park.

7. True or false? Golden Gate National Recreation Area is home to more endangered and threatened species than Everglades National Park.

8. True or false? Ulysses S. Grant , who served as U.S. President from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877, signed legislation creating two different national parks.

9. True or false? No National Park System unit has the word "heart" as part of its official name.

10. True or false? Automobiles are banned on the islands in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

Extra Credit Question:

11. Name the only National Park System unit designated "National Historical Park and Preserve."

Super Bonus Question:

12. The first lighthouse in America to have a flashing light is preserved in the National Park System. Identify the lighthouse and the National Park System unit in which it is located.

Answers:

(1) True. A reconstructed cell from the Vietnam War prisoner of war camp known as the "Hanoi Hilton" is on display in the National Prisoner of War Museum, a structure that doubles as the visitor center for Andersonville National Historic Site.

(2) False. Only about 8,000 of the National Park Service’s approximately 20,000 full time (permanent) employees wear a park ranger uniform to work.

(3) True. In 1983, Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road became the first U.S. highway to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

(4) True. Soda Spring is a naturally carbonated mineral spring located in the Tuolumne Meadows vicinity of Yosemite National Park. Some hikers like the taste of the water, but many do not.

(5) True. The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness in Fire Island National Seashore is the only federally protected wilderness in the state of New York. At only 1,380 acres, it is one of the smallest federally designated wilderness areas managed by the National Park Service.

(6) True. John Muir visited Yellowstone National Park in 1885.

(7) True. In fact, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is home to more endangered and threatened species than any other park in the continental U.S. It has more endangered and threatened species than Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon combined.

(8) True. President Grant signed the legislation creating Yellowstone National Park (1872) and Mackinac National Park (1875; abolished 1895).

(9) True. The word "heart" does not appear in the name of a National Park System unit. It is also missing from the names of Affiliated Areas, National Heritage Area National Trails, and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers.

(10) True. None of the islands in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area have automobiles. However, four peninsula areas of the park -- Deer Island, Nut Island, World's End, and Webb Memorial Park -- are automobile accessible.

(11) The only National Park System unit designated "National Historical Park and Preserve" is Louisiana's Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

(12) The Highland Light, the first lighthouse in America to have a flashing light, is the signature landmark of Cape Cod National Seashore.

Comments

How did you come up with #9? There has to be a story behind why you investigated the lack of the word "heart" in any unit.

No special reason, Kirby. I just needed a term that would make you think a bit. Sorry for the tardy reply. I've been on the road visiting a few of the Last Frontier parks on my bucket list.