Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

  • Editor's note: OK, so we put the word “sex” in the quiz title just to boost readership. But hey; that doesn’t mean we’re sexist. It just means we’re venal.

    1. When it was established in 1974, the ______ became the first National Historic Site dedicated to the accomplishments of a woman.
    a. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

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


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