The Ultimate North Cascades National Park Quiz

The Ultimate North Cascades National Park Quiz
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North Cascades National Park offers hundreds of glaciers, dozens of waterfalls, high mountains and abundant wildlife. It's just waiting for you to discover its natural beauty. Before you do, take this quiz to learn more about North Cascades National Park.
How long does it take to drive to North Cascades National Park from Seattle, Washington?
about one hour
about 90 minutes
It usually takes about 90 minutes to get there by car from Seattle.
about two hours

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North Cascades National Park contains more than 300:
ancient ruin sites
freshwater springs
glaciers
It contains more than 300 glaciers.

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Which visitor center is open daily throughout the summer?
Goodell Creek Visitor Center
North Cascades Visitor Center
Golden West Visitor Center
Golden West Visitor Center is open daily throughout the summer months.

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Where does the North Cascades mountain range begin?
in Mexico
in Canada
It begins in Canada and penetrates deep south into the United States.
in the state of Oregon

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What trees are abundant in the forests of North Cascades National Park?
spruce and gum
redwood and oak
fir and pine
Fir and pine trees dominate the North Cascades National Park forests.

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What type of winds blow in from Puget Sound to the western side of the mountains?
moist
Moist winds usually blow in from Puget Sound as well as from the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
dry
warm

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What are the limitations on hunting in North Cascades National Park?
You can only hunt a certain type of duck, the American Black Duck.
It must be in season and with a special permit.
If you want to hunt, it must be in season and with a special permit.
You pay a daily fee for hunting.

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Why are the mountains in North Cascades National Park sometimes referred to as the American Alps?
because they are so rugged and vertical
They're called alps because they are so rugged and vertical, like the European alps.
because they are so high
because they are covered in snow

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Who said these words in 1814: "A more difficult route to travel never fell to man's lot."?
Alexander Ross
This quote is attributed to the trapper Alexander Ross, who was one of the first Americans to visit extensive areas of the park.
Henry Custer
Henry Pierce

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Damnation Peak, Forbidden Peak and Desolation Peak are so named because:
Many people have died while trying to climb them.
The person who named them was a pessimist.
They imposed many hardships on early trappers and prospectors.
They, like Mount Despair and Mount Fury, are so named because of the hardships these peaks imposed on early visitors who tried to scale them.

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How do you reach the wilderness camping grounds?
by hiking there
by means of shuttle buses
You can reach the camping grounds by taking the shuttle bus service.
on horseback

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What dates back to 1925 at the Buckner Homestead?
a long driveway
a cattle ranch
an orchard
There is an orchard there that dates back to 1925.

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What lies at the heart of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area?
a huge barbecue and picnic area
Lake Chelan
The focus of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area is Lake Chelan itself!
a lookout that allows you to see for miles around

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What is unique about the North Cascades Highway?
It is the longest highway in North America.
It's the only paved road in the park.
The North Cascades Highway is the only paved road that runs through the entire park.
It has no maximum speed limit.

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What do the black bears feed on in North Cascades National Park?
huckleberries
Black bears feed on huckleberries, which they gobble down vine and all.
chestnuts
other mammals

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How did the early inhabitants of the North Cascades National Park area support themselves?
by rug-making
by basket weaving
by fishing, hunting and gathering
They used to engage in fishing, hunting and gathering.

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What small community is found at the shores of Lake Chelan?
Stehekin
The tiny community of Stehekin is found there.
Rosstown
Chelanville

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What was mined in the area over a century ago?
diamonds and quartz
gold, silver and copper
Gold, silver and copper were mined in the area.
coal and tin

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Why did Europeans come to this area in the 19th century?
They were fur traders.
The 19th century Europeans were fur traders who came to the area in search of fur.
They were escaping economic hardship.
They were escaping political repression.

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For how long have Native Americans been inhabiting this area?
4,000 years
6,000 years
8,000 years
Scientists have determined that the area has been inhabited for about 8,000 years.

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