National Park Quiz
What National Park in California is named after a tree who is a member of the lily family and whose Latin name is Yucca brevifolia?
- Joshua Tree National park has hundreds of earthquake fault lines and is a great place to see the effects of past earthquakes.
What Alaskan mountain located in Denali National Park reaches 20,320 feet?
- Mt. McKinley is also called “Denali,” an Athabaskan Indian name meaning the “The High One.” Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America.
What California national park, with a desert climate, is home to more than 1,000 species of plants, with more than 50 being endemics, meaning they are not found anywhere else in the world?
- Plants in Death Valley have adapted to a desert life—some have roots that grow as deep as 55 feet.
In 2005, a dinosaur footprint was found in what national park?
- The print belonged to a three-toed foot of a Cretaceous Therapod.
Which of the following animals do not live in the Everglades National Park?
- The wildlife of the Everglades includes the tiniest grass frog to the biggest American crocodile, and it is home to more than 350 documented species of birds.
The Colorado River, which on average is 4,000 feet its entire 277 mile-length, runs through what National Park?
- At its deepest point, the Colorado River is 6,000 feet deep and 15 miles across at its widest point.
What national park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and other unusual rock formations?
- Arches National Park contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Throughout the park, rock layers reveal millions of years of deposition, erosion, and other geologic events.
What National Park was established in 1929 and again in 1950?
- The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.
What National Park has a 73-mile long wilderness coast?
- Olympic National Park has the largest wilderness area in Washington State.
What volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been continuously erupting since 1983?
- Kilauea’s ongoing eruption has produced new lava flows that have added almost 568 acres of new land to the island.