Here are the correct answers to the National Park Quiz #8
Q. Which national monument played host to United Nations delegates honoring the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a special memorial in a grove of redwood trees?
A. On May 19th, 1945 members of the United Nations met at Muir Woods National Monument to honor Franklin D. Roosevelt shortly after his death as a part of the peace conference. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-first President of the United States, had a passion for forestry and had urged the United Nations to pursue environmental conservation. Muir Woods National Monument is located in California.
Q. Can you name the national park that protects more than 1.5 million acres, is a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty?
A. Everglades National Park is a massive area of land in south Florida, consisting of 1.5 million acres of wetland. The park includes a large diversity of flora and fauna throughout different eco-systems, such as freshwater sloughs, marl prairies, tropical hammocks, pinelands, cypress, mangrove, coastal lowlands, marine, and estuaries.Click here to see the Everglades National Park poster.
Q. Which national park is named for its whitish Navajo Sandstone cliffs with dome formations—similar to the white domes often placed on state and federal buildings?
A. Capitol Dome, located at Capitol Reef National Park, reminded early explorers of capitol buildings due the shape of the rock feature, eventually leading to the park getting its name. Capitol Reef is located in Utah.Click here to see the Capitol Reef National Park poster.
Q. Which national memorial was elevated to full national park status by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, nearly thirty years after being created?
A. In 1947, President Truman signed a bill that created Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial in North Dakota. At the time, the park included the South Unit and the site of Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch. The North Unit of the park was added the following year. In 1978, President Carter elevated its status and the park was renamed Theodore Roosevelt National Park.Click here to see the Theodore Roosevelt National Park poster.
Q. This national park is the result of ancient volcanic eruptions, features talus caves and mountainous rock formations. Can you name it?
A. Pinnacles National Park is located near the San Andreas fault, and is part of the Neenach Volcano which erupted 23 million years ago. This eruption led to erosion and weathering of the exposed rock, creating the Pinnacles that we see today. Pinnacles National Park is located in California.