Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

  • 1. The National Christmas Tree is situated on the Ellipse, which is a component of
    a. the National Mall
    b. the White House
    c. President’s Park
    d. Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site

    2. The National Christmas Tree that was decorated and lit earlier this month
    a. was cut last month in a Colorado national forest
    b. was transplanted from a Maryland national park
    c.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

  • 1. The first of the two photos accompanying this quiz shows Mammoth Hot Springs, one of the major tourist attractions of Yellowstone National Park. The basic mineral forming these colorful terraces is travertine that is deposited from mineral-laden ground water. Beautiful shades of orange, pink, yellow, green, and brown are imparted to the mineral deposits by ______ in the water.
    a.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

  • Usually when I visualize Great Smoky Mountains National Park, what comes to mind are heavily forested mountains cut by leaping creeks, roamed by black bears, and packed with salamanders. But if you talk to Donald Linzey, he'll open your eyes to a lot more of the park's natural history.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

  • 1. You’re backpacking in Sequoia National Park and a furious rainstorm confines you to your tent. After dinner you light your candle lantern and read for a while. You suddenly realize that you’re in a dangerous situation because the flame in your candle lantern is
    a. yellow
    b. blue
    c. red
    d. orange

    2.

Friday, December 5th, 2008

  • Little bigger than a 3-by-5 index card and less than 100 pages, this handy book slides smoothly and comfortably into your pocket or day pack and offers the first- and even second-timer some handy guidance to navigating Acadia National Park.

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