Special Sub-Topic: National Park Trivia
|Petrified Forest National Park is located in what western state?|
Arizona. This particular park is located in east central Arizona and covers around 146 square miles.
|Grand Canyon National Park covers a river distance of how many miles?|
277. The Grand Canyon is also over a mile deep in many places.
|Mammoth Cave National Park is located in Arkansas. True or False.|
F. Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave in the world, with over 300 miles of explored passageways. This national park is situated in western Kentucky.
|This park is located approximately in the center of the Sierra Nevada, the largest continuous mountain range in the United States.|
Yosemite National Park. This park contains the highest waterfall in the United States, Yosemite Falls.
|Volcanic cones on the big island of Hawaii in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reach elevations exceeding 10,000 feet. True or False.|
t. The islands of Hawaii were formed (and are still being formed today) by the movement of the Pacific plate over a "hot spot" in the Earth's mantle.
|The highest volcano in the lower 48 states is:|
Mt. Rainier. Mt. Rainier is the closest of the volcanoes to the city of Seattle, and may, one day, devastate the city with a major eruption.
|What is the oldest National Park in the United States?|
Yellowstone. This park, the first of the national parks, was established on March 1, 1872.
|The lowest elevation achieved in the United States, in Death Valley National Park, is:|
282 ft. below sea level. Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America. The area receives an average of only 1.5 inches of rain per year, and in summer, temperatures often exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
|This is the most visited National Park due to a major highway (US 441) crossing through its center. Which is correct?|
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Clingmans Dome is the tallest point of the Smokies. At 6,643 feet, it's the highest peak in Tennessee.
|Big Bend National Park is located in which southern/southwestern state?|
Texas. This park is so-named because of the "Big Bend" that the Rio Grande River takes in the border between Texas and Mexico.
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