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S: National Park Puzzler

FC: National Park Puzzler

1: Authors: Taylor Brickner & Erika Ely

2: See how well you know National Parks!

3: What was the first National Park? | A) Yellowstone National Park B) Devil's Tower National Park C) Grand Canyon National Park

4: If you chose Yellowstone National Park you are correct! It was established in 1872.

5: How long is the Grand Canyon? | A) 158 miles B) 327 miles C) 277 miles

6: 277 miles is the correct answer! The Grand Canyon is also very deep. It has many cliffs and slopes.

7: Where is the oldest rock in the Grand Canyon? | A) Outer Gorge B) Inner Gorge C) Upper Gorge

8: The correct answer is Inner Gorge! Within the Inner Gorge the Colorado River drops over 2,200 feet in depth.

9: What is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park? | A) Morning Glory Hot Spring B) Grand Prismatic Hot Spring C) Mammoth Hot Spring

10: If you chose Grand Prismatic Hot Spring you are correct! It is 370 feet across.

11: The lowest point in North America is in Death Valley National Park. What is its name? | A) Badwater Basin B) Golden Canyon C) Devil's Golf

12: If you chose Badwater Basin you're correct! It has an elevation of 282 feet below sea level.

13: What do the park rules include? | A) Do not feed the wildlife B) No littering C) All of the Above

14: If you chose All of the Above you are correct! When wildlife are fed by humans, they tend to depend upon unhealthy food sources.

15: In which National Park do bison live? | A) Yellowstone National Park B) Theodore Roosevelt National Park C) All of the Above

16: If you chose All of the Above you are correct! Bison are oftenly mistaken by the name of Buffalo.

17: A) Plateau B) Plain C) Mountain | Bryce Canyon is on what landform?

18: If you chose plateau you are correct! A plateau is an area of relatively level high ground.

19: Zion National Park has a lot of... | A) Birds B) Species of Plants C) All of the Above

20: Species of plants is the correct answer! Zion National Park has 800 species of plants!

21: What National Park is pictured below? | A) Rocky Mountain National Park B) Denali National Park C) Grand Teton National Park

22: If you chose Grand Teton you are correct! The peak of The Grand Teton is 13,770 feet above sea level.

23: Where is King's Canyon located? | A) California B) Utah C) Tennessee

24: If you chose California you are correct! King's Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in North America.

25: Where is Olympic National Park located? | A) Washington B) Florida C) Maine

26: If you chose Washington you are correct! Numerous rock formations and natural arches are located along the coastline.

27: Where is Banff National Park located? | A) U.S.A. B) Canada C) Mexico

28: Canada is the correct answer! Banff is famous for its massive snowcapped mountains and its blue-green lakes.

29: In Glacier National Park what color is the glacial ice? | A) white B) blue C) clear

30: Blue is the correct answer! The absorption of red and yellow light causes the blue color.

31: What river helps shape the Grand Canyon? | A) Colorado River B) Mississippi River C) Delaware River

32: If you chose Colorado River you are correct! The Colorado river can carry rocks the size of a dump truck.

33: What is the most colorful pool in America? | A) Great Prismatic B) Punch Bowl C) Morning Glory

34: If you chose Morning Glory you are correct! It is located in Yellowstone. Morning Glory pool got cleaned in 1950. They found $86.27 in pennies.

35: What National Park is pictured below? | A) Grand Canyon B) Arches C) Canyonlands

36: Arches is correct! These rock formations are made of red sandstone.

37: What is the main way water escapes from the Great Basin? | A) infiltration B) a stream C) evaporation

38: The answer is evaporation! None of the rivers in the basin reach the sea, they all dry up.

39: In which desert is Joshua Tree located? | A) Mojave B) Sahara C) Kalahari

40: If you chose the Mojave Desert you are correct! American Indians used tough leaves of the Joshua Tree to make sandals and baskets.

41: Citations | Marron, Carol A. Yellowstone. Mankato, MN, U.S.A.: Crestwood House, 1988. Print. Medley, Steven P., and Souci Daniel San. Antelope, Bison, Cougar: a National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book. El Portal, CA: Yosemite Association, 2001. Print. Mell, Jan. Grand Canyon. Mankato, MN, U.S.A.: Crestwood House, 1988. Print. Petersen, David. Grand Canyon National Park. New York: Children's, 2001. Print. Root, Phyllis, and Maxine McCormick. Great Basin. Mankato, MN, U.S.A.: Crestwood House, 1988. Print. Root, Phyllis. Glacier. Mankato, MN, U.S.A.: Crestwood House, 1988. Print. Sateren, Shelley Swanson. Banff. New York: Crestwood House, 1989. Print. Tufts, Lorraine Salem, and Al Buchanan. Secrets in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. North Palm Beach, FL: National Photographic Collections, 1994. Print. www.nps.gov

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