The Ultimate Cuyahoga Valley National Park Quiz

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The Ultimate Cuyahoga Valley National Park Quiz
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About This Quiz

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio is one of the more historically significant national parks. The site of the Ohio & Erie Canal, as well as early farms and villages, Cuyahoga is a combination of history, wildlife, fauna, outdoor adventure and more. Take our quiz and learn all about this interesting park.
In which U.S. state is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park located?
Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is in Ohio, not far from Cleveland and Akron, on the Cuyahoga River.
Illinois
Michigan

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What is the meaning of the name Cuyahoga?
winding river
long river
crooked river
The Cuyahoga River was named by Native Americans and means "crooked river."

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How many visitor centers are there at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio?
two
three
four
There are four visitor centers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Canal Visitor Center, Happy Days Visitor Center, the Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center and Peninsula Depot.

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On which day of the year are all of the visitor centers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park closed for the holidays?
Veteran's Day
New Year's Day
All four of the visitor centers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park are closed on New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Labor Day

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Which of the following are overnight accommodations at Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
Marriot Hotel
Best Western Motel
Inn at Brandywine Falls
At Cuyahoga Valley National Park, both the Cuyahoga Valley HI-Stanford Hostel and the Inn at Brandywine Falls are open all year round.

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In which year was Cuyahoga Valley National Park established?
1980
1990
2000
Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeastern Ohio was established in 2000, and covers 32,861 acres (133 square kilometers).

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park supports _____ wildlife species.
800
900
With a terrain comprised of floodplain and upland forests, Cuyahoga Valley National Park supports more than 900 wildlife species, including coyote, beavers, white-tailed deer, foxes, rodents, reptiles, birds and fish.
1000

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Which of the following activities are on offer at Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
cross-country skiing
scenic train rides
both of the above
There is so much to do at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, you'll have a hard time choosing. You'll enjoy cross-country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, snowshoeing, concerts, scenic train rides, sightseeing and more.

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Almost _____ miles of streams feed the Cuyahoga River at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
100 (161 kilometers)
200 (322 kilometers)
Almost 200 miles (322 kilometers) of streams feed the Cuyahoga River as it makes its way through the park.
300 (483 kilometers)

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How many distinct geographic regions are there at Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
two
At Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there are two distinct geographic regions: the Appalachian Plateau and the Central Lowlands. In the park you will also find some of the only remaining wetlands in Ohio.
three
four

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Which mammal is the most visible inhabitant of Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
buffalo
wolf
white-tailed deer
Though the white-tailed deer is the most visible inhabitant of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the park is also home to other mammals, as well as almost 200 species of birds, invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles.

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How many plant species can you find at Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
800
900
The rich soil of the Cuyahoga Valley supports more than 900 plant species, including forests rich in oak, hickory and maple.
1000

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Which of the following sustainable agricultural operations can you visit at Cuyahoga Valley National Park?
a vineyard
an herb farm
both of the above
The diverse ecosystem at Cuyahoga Valley National Park supports several sustainable agricultural operations, including a vineyard and an herb farm.

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Which major park attraction allows you to tour Cuyahoga Valley National Park in comfort?
Cuyahoga Valley Park Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
A major park attraction, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad allows you to tour the park and visit sites such as the village of Peninsula, the Canal Visitor Center, Hale Farm and Village, Akron Zoo and Quaker Square.
Cuyahoga Valley Touring Railroad

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Which waterfall at Cuyahoga Valley National Park once powered a sawmill?
Brandywine Falls
Located in historic Brandywine Village, the beautiful 60-foot (20 meter) Brandywine Falls once powered a sawmill and a grist mill.
Cuyahoga Falls
Akron Falls

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Where in Cuyahoga Valley National Park can you photograph the great blue heron?
at the River Road Heronry
at the Lake Road Heronry
at the Bath Road Heronry
If you're a bird lover, don't miss the Bath Road Heronry. The heronry is a great place to photograph the great blue heron with its 70-inch (1.8 meters) wingspan, blue-gray back and white crown and face.

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The Frazee House, built in the early 1800s represents the _____ style of architecture.
Western Reserve
Be sure to visit the lovely Frazee House on the grounds of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was built in the early 1800s and represents the Western Reserve style of architecture.
Shingle House
Beaux Arts

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The history of the Cuyahoga Valley revolves around the _____ Canal.
Schuylkill and Susquehanna
Chesapeake and Delaware
Ohio & Erie
The history of the Cuyahoga Valley revolves around the Ohio & Erie Canal. The canal changed the face of transportation in the area, creating crucial links to agricultural markets in the East.

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Until which year did the Ohio & Erie Canal operate?
1900
1913
Construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal was completed in 1832 and it became the main means of transporting wheat to the eastern states. The canal operated until 1913, when a great flood struck the area.
1920

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Which trail in Cuyahoga National Park follows the route of the former Ohio & Erie Canal?
Towtruck Trail
Towtimes Trail
Towpath Trail
Follow the Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga National Park and stop at historical sites with a connection to the Ohio & Erie Canal, such as Zimmerman's Tavern, Lock 39 and Hell's Half Acre.

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