In 1872, Congress established the nation’s first national park, paving the way for millions of acres of American soil to be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Test your knowledge on how much you know about America’s parks.
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Which of the following was established as the world’s first national park?
In 1872, an act of Congress designated 3,575 square miles of land around the sources of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers as a park to be preserved in its natural state. It became the worlds first national park, followed by Royal National Park in Australia and Banff in Canada.
Which is not one of the top 10 most endangered national parks in America?
The Everglades, Joshua Tree and Yellowstone national parks are all on the annual top 10 list compiled by the National Parks Conservation Association of the most endangered national parks in the United States.
Which of the following threatens the land of our national parks?
The National Parks Conservation Association says were loving our national parks into oblivion. Tourism has increased vehicle pollution, wildlife road fatalities and damage to precious habitat. Chemicals used in farming are also seeping into the land and ecosystem of our parks. Climate change from global warming wreaks havoc on temperatures, storm systems and precipitation, which in turn affects habitat and wildlife migration patterns.
What’s the largest national park east of the Rockies?
At roughly 4,000 square miles, Everglades National Park is the largest designated wilderness east of the Rocky Mountains within the United States, and the largest freshwater swamp in the country.
Which is the only state without a National Park Service site?
Delaware is the only state in the Union without a site run by the National Park Service, which also oversees national monuments, historic sites and heritage areas as well as parks.
What state has the most National Park Service sites?
California has the most National Park Service sites,. The largest site, however, is Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, which is 8,323,147.59 acres, including 9,078,675 acres of wilderness area
What national park is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side?
The Everglades is known for its rich diversity of wildlife, including nearly four dozen different kinds of mammals, hundreds of species of birds and fish, and more than 50 kinds of reptiles. At least 16 endangered animals are known to make the Everglades their home, including the rare Florida panther and West Indian manatee.
Which of the following is a threat to the wildlife in our national parks?
Snowmobiles brought in by park visitors cause air, water and noise pollution. Toxic chemicals used by farmers to control pests and fertilize their crops have led to the near-extinction of various species of birds. Wildfires, often started by visitor campfires, also ravage thousands of acres of natural habitat in our parks every year.
What’s the southernmost national park in the National Park Service?
Authorized in 1988, the National Park of American Samoa covers three islands in American Samoa in the South Pacific. Two rain forest preserves and a coral reef are home to unique tropical animals including the flying fox, Pacific boa, sea turtles and a wide range of birds and fish.
How many visits are made each year to National Park Service sites?
The National Park Conservation Association estimates that national parks will receive nearly 300 million visits this year.
Gosh! I thought I knew a lot about our nations parks. Guess I need to get studying.
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this game is so fun but it that i hardly know about all the questions they are asking
This is Elijah from Auburn Junior High, Auburn AL. The Quiz was kinda hard because I don’t really know about the national parks.
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This is a great quiz! It helps raise awareness to our natural wonders.”Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”-Albert Einstein
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