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American Wonders

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American Wonders game quiz
"Since I enjoyed "Canada's Wonders", I thought I would explore wonders in the United States. This quiz is on mostly American World Heritage Sites. I have never been to any of these places so if I have made mistakes please, let me know."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. In order to become a World Heritage Site, UNESCO first nominates and then votes on the site. If the site meets all the necessary requirements it is accepted as a World Heritage Site. What does UNESCO stand for?
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
    The Universal Nations of Eco-systems in Support of Cultural Organization.
    The Universal National Education of Scientific and Cultural Organization.
    The Universal Nationwide Education in Support of Cultural Organization.


2. What year was Mammoth Cave National Park accepted as a World Heritage Site?
    1976
    1991
    1986
    1981


3. France gave the United States the Statue of Liberty as a gift of friendship. Who was the President of the French Republic when this gift of friendship was sent to the United States?
    Charles the Bald (June 13, 823 to October 6, 877)
    François Paul Jules Grévy (January 30, 1879 to December 2,1887)
    Louis XV, the Beloved (February 15, 1710 to May 10, 1774)
    Jacques René Chirac ( May 17, 1995 to May 16, 2007)


4. Yellowstone National Park is home to which of the following once-endangered species of animal?
    Red Panda
    Bull Frog
    Northern Pike
    Grey Wolf


5. What is one of the things that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for?
    This park contains what are considered to be two of the world's most active volcanoes.
    At this park the area is totally barren, and is considered by many,to be a mirror image to the moon.
    Due to the remoteness of the park several famous authors retreat there to write.
    Due to continuous seismic activity the ground is literally littered with various semi-precious gemstones.


6. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is managed by what group/agency?
    Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
    National Parks Subcommittee for the United States
    Nevada Historic Preservation Agency
    RE/Max


7. What national park in 2001 began a program for releasing Elk within its boundaries?
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park
    Great Grey Mountain National Park
    Great Blue Mountain National Park
    The Rainforest Preserve


8. What is different about Pueblo de Taos from other World Heritage Sites?
    It was a Neanderthal settlement.
    It is the only place, worldwide, where the sun literally stops moving for ten minutes at noon daily.
    It is a community that has had people living and making their homes there for over 1,000 years.
    It is one of the largest burial grounds in North America, with over 1,000 preserved bodies, dating back 3,000 years.


9. This World Heritage Site, had documentations (hand drawn maps) that were found in a diary from 1540. What is the name of the site?
    Washington National Monument
    Grand Canyon National Park
    Spanish Peak National Park
    Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Preserve


10. What makes Waterton Glacier International Peace Park unique?
    It is the world's first international peace park.
    All of these
    It is the first peace park accepted as a World Heritage Site.
    The park boundaries span across two countries.


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