Here are the correct answers to the National Park Quiz #5
Q. Which National park has the highest continuous paved road in the United States, reaching an elevation of 12,183 feet?
A. During the Great Depression of the 1930s President Franklin Roosevelt created programs to put people to work including the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC brought the manpower to Rocky Mountain National Park to build trails, buildings and roads, including Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the United States.
Q. At which National Park will you find the largest wild herd of Roosevelt elk?
A. Olympic National Park is home to the largest wild herd of Roosevelt elk. These creatures, which were named after President Theodore Roosevelt, usually weigh between 600 and 1,100 pounds. And they can be quite noisy. The elk squeal, grunt, bellow, and bark. Fall is the mating season for elk and the bulls have odd behavior rituals to show their dominance. You’ll hear them wail –called bugling.Click here to see the Olympic National Park poster.
Q. Santa Elena Canyon and the Rio Grande are found at which national park?
A. The majestic Santa Elena Canyon is one of the most impressive features of Big Bend National Park - where the Rio Grande changes direction abruptly and heads due west. This sharp bend in the river was formed by movement along the Terlingua fault zone that crosses the park.Click here to see the Big Bend National Park poster.
Q. Which national park is situated along the shore of Lake Michigan?
A. Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The national park's 15,000 acres offer opportunities from bird watching to kite flying. Hikers enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.Click here to see the Indiana Dunes National Park poster.
Q. Which national park features the world’s longest known cave system?
A. With 405 miles of passageways, the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System at Mammoth Cave National Park is the world's longest known cave system. One of the oldest tour attractions in North America, there are now 41 miles of cave trails that have been developed for tourists to explore. Within the cave system, you can see stalactites, stalagmites, natural springs, and gypsum crystals.