National Park Quiz #2 Answers

Here are the correct answers to the National Park Quiz #2 

Q. Which of these national parks is sometimes called the salamander capitol of the world?

A. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, and is home to 30 species of salamanders. Its unique location and range of climate conditions makes the park famous for biodiversity Click here to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park poster.

Q. Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for which types of strange rock formations?

A. Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park features the world's largest concentration of unusual rock formations called "hoodoos". These rock spires are formed when water freezes and melts - a process is known as “ice wedging” - because the ice literally wedges the rocks apart. Eventually the rocks break down into walls, windows, and then as individual hoodoos. Click here to see the Bryce Canyon National Park poster.

Q. Which national park was one of the locations for Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine in Star Wars?

A. Among the locations used to represent Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine was Death Valley National Park. In the movie, when C3PO and R2D2 first crash-land on the planet, they part ways in the park’s Mesquite Flat Dunes. Click here to see the Death Valley National Park poster.

Q. Which national park has eight peaks that tower above 12,000 feet?

A. Eight peaks towering above 12,000 feet exist within Grand Teton National Park. The highest peak, the Grand Teton, rises 13,770 feet above sea level. Earthquakes gave rise to the 44-mile-long Teton Range, which sits on the aptly named Teton fault line. Click here to see the Grand Teton National Park poster.

Q. Which National Park was originally called Sieur de Monts National Monument?

A. Acadia National Park's original name reflected the impact of Pierre Dugua, Sieur du Monts, a French nobleman and colonist who served as the lieutenant governor of New France. When the area became a national park on February 26, 1919, it took the name Lafayette National Park in a nod to the Marquis de Lafayette. On January 19, 1929, the name changed again, this time to Acadia National Park Click here to see the Acadia National Park poster.

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