Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

  • While past quizzes have focused on specific genre involving the National Park System, this is a more wide-open, undefined quiz of national park trivia. Answers are at the end.

    1. True or False: Acadia National Park was the first "national park" established east of the Mississippi.

    2. There are more masons employed by the National Park Service than
    A. fisheries biologists
    B. geologists

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

  • 1. The photo accompanying this quiz shows Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park. Dark Hollow Falls is a classic example of a
    a. horsetail waterfall
    b. plunge waterfall
    c. cascade waterfall
    d. block waterfall

    2. The highest waterfall in North America is ______ at Yosemite National Park.
    a. Bridalveil Falls
    b. Yosemite Falls
    c. Sentinel Fall
    d. Nevada Fall


Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

  • 1. There are four major types of volcanoes -- plug dome, shield volcano, cinder cone, and stratovolcano. Which Ring of Fire national park is one of the few areas of its size in the world that has all four types?
    a. Lassen Volcanic National Park
    b. Katmai National Park and Preserve
    c. Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
    d. North Cascades National Park


Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

  • 1. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is in
    a. Lincoln City, Indiana
    b. Springfield, Illinois
    c. Hodgenville, Kentucky
    d. Corbin, Kentucky

    2. If you were to visit the only national historic site in Martinez, California, you could tour a historic home where ______ lived with his wife and family.
    a. Aldo Leopold
    b. John Muir
    c. Joseph Wood Krutch
    d. Jack London


Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

  • 1. Look at the photo accompanying this quiz. This gorgeous glaciated peak is Mount Shuksan, which is said to be one of the world’s most photographed mountains. The aptly named lake in the foreground is Picture Lake. Picture Lake is on Mount Baker, and Mount Baker is a volcano in a mountain range that consists of volcanic peaks.

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