National Park Quiz #1 Answers

Here are the correct answers to the National Park Quiz #1 

Q. What Was America's first national park?

A. Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as America's first national park, an idea that spread worldwide. The world's largest collection of geysers – including Old Faithful – are preserved here and they are the main reason the park was established. Click here to see the Yellowstone National Park poster.

Q. Which one of these national parks was formed by the Colorado River?

A. Grand Canyon National Park - Carved by the Colorado River The Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size: 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep and exposes unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms. Click here to see the Grand Canyon National Park poster.

Q. What is the snowiest National Park?

A. Mount Rainier National Park - The Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state averaged more than 640 inches of snow per year between 1920 and 2011, with a record total of 1,122 inches over the winter of 1971-72. The largest amount ever recorded on the ground at one time was 357 inches, or nearly 30 feet, in March 1955. Click here to see the Mount Rainier National Park poster.

Q. What was the first national park to feature a cave?

A. Wind Cave National Park - At Wind Cave National Park you'll find bison, elk and other wildlife roaming the rolling prairie grasslands and forested hillsides of one of America's oldest national parks. Below the prairie sits Wind Cave, one of the longest and most complex caves in the world. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this maze of passages is home to boxwork, a unique formation rarely found anywhere else in the world. Click here to see the Wind Cave National Park poster.

Q. Which of these national parks bid to host the Olympic Games?

A. Yosemite National Park - Established in 1890, Yosemite National Park was a popular summer destination, and few visitors made the trip once winter settled in. But Don Tresidder, the concessionaire at the time, wanted to change that. After he and his wife visited Switzerland’s St. Moritz during the 1928 Olympic Games, he decided that Yosemite should compete to host the Winter Olympic Games in 1932. Click here to see the Yosemite National Park poster.

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