Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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!


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

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?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

  • Wildlife viewing is a prime attraction of our national parks. Not every wildlife species we might encounter in the parks is as charismatic as a bison, a bald eagle, or a sea otter, but every species is interesting in its own way. Take this little quiz to see whether your knowledge of watchable wildlife is as keen as you think. Answers are at the end. No peeking.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

  • Bigger is not always better, but it certainly can be interesting. Many national parks claim bragging rights to the biggest something-or-other. Can you sort them out? Take this week's quiz and see how you measure up. Answers are at the end. No peeking.

    1. The biggest park in the National Park System, ______, is about six times as large as Yellowstone National Park.

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