The Ultimate Grand Teton National Park Quiz

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The Ultimate Grand Teton National Park Quiz
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About This Quiz

The Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming offers year-round sightseeing and adventures for the whole family. Take this quiz to embark on a virtual journey of exploration to this fascinating national park.
Where is Grand Teton National Park located?
Northwest Wyoming
It is in Northwest Wyoming.
Colorado
Southern Montana

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How did the park get its name?
It is named for the explorer who discovered it.
It was named for the Tetons mountain range
It was named for the tallest peak of the Tetons mountain range.
It is the Native American name for the region.

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How high is the Grand Teton?
13,770 feet
It is 13,770 feet (4,197 meters) high.
12,770 feet
11,770 feet

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Who gave the Tetons their name?
Cheyenne people
Spanish explorer
French trapper
A 19th century French trapper named the Tetons for female breasts, which he felt they resembled.

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How big is the park?
210,000 acres
310,000 acres
The park covers an area of 309,995 acres (125,452 hectares).
410,000 acres

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When was this park established?
1929
It was established in 1929.
1937
1942

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What is notable about Jackson Hole?
one of the deepest valleys in any park
it has an airfield
It is a valley in the park with an airfield, one of only two in national parks.
oldest inhabited area of Wyoming

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What are Teewinot, Owen and Nez Perce?
valleys
rivers
mountains
They are consort peaks linked to the Grand Teton.

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How high is Mount Moran?
12,605 feet
It reaches 12,605 feet (3,842 meters).
11,605 feet
9,605 feet

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Which is the largest lake along the base of the Tetons?
Jackson Lake
Jackson Lake is the largest of the six.
Lake Moran
Teewinot Lake

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Why do many people seeing the Tetons for the first time find them familiar?
popular subject for classic landscape paintings
logo of a popular outdoor clothing label
movies backdrop
They have appeared in many western movies.

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Which river flows out of Jackson Lake?
Jackson Hole River
Snake River
Snake River flows out of Jackson Lake.
Moran River

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How long is the section of river in the park?
30 miles
It is 30 miles (48 kilometers) long.
40 miles
50 miles

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What is the favorite meal of the great ospreys?
baby otters
trout
The cutthroat trout, native to these waters, is the favorite food of the ospreys.
small birds

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What are Indian paintbrush and blue columbine?
birds
wildflowers
They are common wildflowers found in the park.
trees

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What kinds of trees do you find in the park?
birch, maple and ash
willow, poplar and oak
pine, spruce and fir
You have forests of lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, and Douglas fir.

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Where would you go to see moose and osprey?
Moose Junction
Blacktail Ponds Overlook
Blacktail Ponds Overlook is the place.
Jenny Lake

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What is considered the best location for a panoramic view of the Tetons?
Snake River Outlook
Snake River Outlook on the Scenic Loop Drive is considered the best.
Inspiration Point
Solitude Lake

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According to archeological evidence, when did man first set foot here?
11,000 years ago
A pointed obsidian (volcanic glass) blade found in the park indicates human presence 11,000 years ago.
5,000 years ago
1,000 years ago

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Who discovered the valley in 1600?
French trappers
Spanish explorers
Native American peoples
Shoshone and Athapaskan people discovered the valley in 1600.

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