Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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


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

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!


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