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1. Where in the United States are Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks?
2. Sequoia National Park (managed jointly with King's Canyon National Park, with whom it shares a border) is the second oldest national park in the US. Which famous naturalist championed its creation?
3. King's Canyon National Park, created in 1940, merged with another park created only one week after the creation of Sequoia National Park. What was the name of the smaller, original park? (This portion of King's Canyon can still be seen as a separate, western finger of both parks.)
4. The giant sequoia tree is one of the main attractions of Sequoia and King's Canyon. What makes the giant sequoia so special among trees?
5. Giant sequoia trees lose their leaves in the fall.
6. Of all the giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park, what is the name of the biggest living tree?
7. Throughout the world, giant sequoia trees grow naturally only on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, between 5000 and 7000 feet above sea level.
8. During its infancy, the National Park Service sought to protect the giant sequoias from all danger. However, the trees were nearly brought to ruin by the suppression of which natural occurrence?
9. Apart from the giant sequoias, Sequoia National Park is also the home of the tallest mountain peak in the contiguous US. Do you know it?
10. Many animals make their home in the protected lands of Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks. Which of these below does NOT?
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