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1. As the name indicates, this national park is located in the US Virgin Islands. On which island will you find it?
2. The United States bought the Virgin Islands from Denmark during the first World War, but didn't establish a national park there until privately owned land was donated for that purpose. From which well-known family name came this donation?
3. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Danish established dozens of plantations on the island, and used slave-labor to grow crops and raise cattle. What was the major crop of these plantations?
4. Though the Danish took possession of the area in the 1600s, human civilization existed on the island hundreds of years before. You can see the evidence of ancient civilization on the Reef Bay Trail, at the end of its 2.5 miles. What awaits you there?
5. When driving through the Virgin Islands National Park, you must keep to the left side of the road, even though it is a US territory.
6. Snorkeling abounds all around the Virgin Islands, and the national park is no exception. There are several fantastic bays for snorkeling in within park boundaries. Which of the following is NOT one of these bays?
7. Hawksnest Bay is another gorgeous beach and snorkeling area. To which of the following does the name "Hawksnest" most likely refer?
8. We were warned several times while vacationing in the national park to watch out for a certain kind of poisonous tree. Christopher Columbus called the fruit of these trees "death apples". Which toxic tree am I talking about?
9. Plant, fish, and bird species flourish in the tropical climate of the Virgin Islands. But only one out of 22 mammal species is native to the national park. Which one is it?
10. What makes the Virgin Islands National Park unusual among the national parks?
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