Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

  • 1. Devils Tower National Monument was named “monument” because
    a. it is a monument-like geologic formation
    b. it is the English translation of the Shoshone word for “sacred place”
    c. the Antiquities Act authorized the President to proclaim national monuments
    d. the name “spaceport” was already taken

    2.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

  • 1. The famous Minute Man Statue is located at ______ in Minute Man National Historical Park.
    a. North Bridge
    b. Hartwell Tavern
    c. Concord Armory
    d. Lexington Green

    2. One of the early American victories in the Revolutionary War occurred on 28 June 1776, when Americans defending a palmetto log fort repulsed an attack by British warships. The site is now protected at
    a.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

  • There is a first time for everything -- every innovation, every event, every development, every activity, every you-name-it. And so it is that the storied history of the National Park System is loaded with firsts. Take this little quiz and see if you can be the first to answer all the questions correctly. Answers are at the end. No peeking!

    1.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

  • 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.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

  • How truly self-reliant are we, really? When you head down the trail, do you go confident that you can manage any situation you find yourself in?

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