Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

  • Being lost in the wilderness is a fearful thing, even worse if you’re injured and wondering if anyone is looking for you. Each year, hundreds of people go missing or are injured in America's national parks. Test your knowledge of search and rescue (SAR) facts and trivia with this quiz.

    1. True or false?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

  • 1. The photo accompanying this quiz is a 1938 aerial view of the land that eventually became Poverty Point National Monument. Although Poverty Point is one of the National Park System’s 391 units, it is owned and operated by the State of
    a. Arizona
    b. Colorado
    c. Louisiana
    d. Ohio


Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

  • 1. If “newest” national park is taken to mean the park most recently opened to the public, then ______ is America’s newest national park.
    a. Okalahoma City National Memorial
    b. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
    c. Flight 93 National Memorial
    d. First Ladies National Historic Site

    2. New York’s ______ was transported to a new location earlier this year.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

  • 1. The National Christmas Tree is situated on the Ellipse, which is a component of
    a. the National Mall
    b. the White House
    c. President’s Park
    d. Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site

    2. The National Christmas Tree that was decorated and lit earlier this month
    a. was cut last month in a Colorado national forest
    b. was transplanted from a Maryland national park

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

  • 1. The first of the two photos accompanying this quiz shows Mammoth Hot Springs, one of the major tourist attractions of Yellowstone National Park. The basic mineral forming these colorful terraces is travertine that is deposited from mineral-laden ground water. Beautiful shades of orange, pink, yellow, green, and brown are imparted to the mineral deposits by ______ in the water.

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