Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

  • 1. Steamtown National Historic Site is located in downtown
    a. Bellows Falls, Vermont
    b. Scranton, Pennsylvania
    c. Wheeling, West Virginia
    d. Baltimore, Maryland

    2. You are standing not far from the CSX tracks that run parallel to the river. Soaring above you is a bridge so high you can safely parachute from it. You are in a national park in
    a. California
    b. Colorado
    c. Arizona

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

  • 1. The photo accompanying this article depicts a series of steep switchbacks on ______. This popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park has an average slope of 18% and is so narrow that hikers may have a tough time squeezing past mule packs without getting kicked.
    a. Bright Angel Trail
    b. Grandview Trail
    c. Ken Patrick Trail
    d. El Tovar Trail


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


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