Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

  • The problem with the "10 best" of anything books, articles or wish-lists is that you're bound to fail from the get-go. That's one reason why the Traveler has yet to release its Top 10 National Parks list. While we don't normally shirk from a good debate, as soon as you begin listing the "ten best" of anything, you're trolling for trouble.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

  • Note: The term “National Park System unit” is herein used only in reference to the 391 units of the National Park System. Affiliated Areas and National Heritage Areas, for example, are not National Park System units.

    1. Can you identify the vantage point from which the accompanying photograph was taken?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in the United States.

    2. True or false? Delaware is the only state without a National Park System unit.

    3. True or false? The World War II Memorial is the only National Park System unit that serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war.

    4. True or false?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

  • 1. Dry Tortugas National Park was created in 1992 through an expansion and redesignation of
    a. Cane River Creole National Historical Park
    b. Dry Tortugas National Monument
    c. Fort Jefferson National Monument
    d. Fort Matanzas National Monument

    2. First established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916, ______ acquired its present name in 1929.
    a. Isle Royale National Park

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? Most arches at Arches National Park are composed of the same basic kind of rock as the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park.

    2 True or false? Yellowstone National Park would be a good place to visit if you wanted to photograph an outcropping of obsidian.

    3 True or false?

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