The Ultimate Olympic National Park Quiz

The Ultimate Olympic National Park Quiz
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About This Quiz

Olympic National Park offers a breathtaking, natural territory that has glaciers, mountains, rivers, rain forests and beaches. Recreational activities abound and there is loads of fun for the entire family. Take this quiz to learn more about Olympic National Park.
What body of water meets the coast of Olympic National Park?
Puget Sound
Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean batters the shores of Olympic National Park.
Columbia River

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Which of these is found at Olympic National Park?
Olympic National Park Visitor Center
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
both of the above
Both visitor centers are in Olympic National Park and open year-round.

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How many campgrounds are there at Olympic National Park?
eight
12
16
There are no fewer than 16 campgrounds, although they are not all open throughout the year.

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Which tall spruce tree can be found in Olympic National Park?
Sitka spruce
The tall Sitka spruce is found in abundance in Olympic National Park.
Brewer's spruce
white spruce

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Where in Washington is the Olympic National Park?
the extreme south west
the extreme north west
Olympic National Park is located in the extreme northwest part of Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula.
the extreme north east

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What is unique about the westernmost side of the park in terms of weather?
It has the driest weather in the United States.
It has the coolest weather in the United States.
It has the wettest weather in the United States.
The westernmost side of the park has the wettest weather, with 12-14 feet (3.65-4.25 meters) of annual rainfall.

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Olympic National Park was established in:
1938
The area was established as an official national park in 1938.
1948
1958

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What is the name of the mountain range at the heart of Olympic National Park?
Olympic mountains
It is called the Olympic mountain range and it forms a circular shape.
Columbia mountains
Cascade range

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Which of these refers to a high region of the park?
Hoh Rain Forest
Hurricane Ridge
Hurricane Ridge has high country and spectacular mountain vistas; Hoh Rain Forest and La Push are much lower in altitude.
La Push

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What weather conditions help to keep the rain forests as lush as an Amazon jungle?
low humidity, high temperatures, perpetual mist
high temperatures, high humidity, high winds
plentiful moisture, high humidity, mild temperatures
The weather conditions are very specific -- plentiful moisture, high humidity, mild temperatures -- and this keeps the rain forests lush year-round.

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What happens after a tree falls in Olympic National Park?
It has to be carted away.
It becomes a nurse log for new seedlings.
A fallen tree becomes a nurse log, sprouting new seedlings and perpetuating the finely balanced environmental life cycle.
The animals that had their homes in it die.

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Why do geologists believe that the bedrock of the Olympic mountains developed under the sea?
because sea shells have been found near the summits
because there is a mysterious fish smell beneath the high ground
because marine fossils are found near the summits
Marine fossils have been found near the summits and this leads geologists to theorize that the area developed under the sea.

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How old might this area be?
about 35 million years old
It is believed to be about 35 million years old.
about 55 million years old
about 75 million years old

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How were the Olympic mountains formed?
The great floor plate of the Pacific Ocean collided with the North American plate.
The great floor plate of the Pacific Ocean collided with the North American plate and pushed the upper seabed levels upward, crushing them into mountain form.
The great floor plate of the Pacific Ocean collided with the Arctic plate.
The North American plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

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Which English sea captain first sighted the peninsula's tallest mountain in 1788?
Andrew Anderson
James Cook
John Mears
Captain John Mears first sighted the peninsula's tallest mountain.

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Why did Mears name the tallest peak Olympus?
in honor of his wife, who loved the name
in honor of the Greek god, Olympus
in honor of the home of the Greek gods
Mears named the peak Olympus in honor of the home of the Greek gods.

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Before the park was named Olympic National Park, what was it called?
Mount Olympus National Monument
It was called Mount Olympus National Monument for almost three decades before the name was changed.
Pacific Ocean National Park
Mount Olympus Public Territory

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What wildlife is found at Olympic National Park?
Grizzly bear and Eastern chipmunk
American Hog-nosed skunk and Shiras moose
none of the above
Wildlife at the park include Roosevelt elk, snowshoe hares, Douglas squirrels and more, but not any of the animals mentioned.

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What water sports can you do at Olympic National Park?
boating, fishing, swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, river rafting
You can do a variety of water sports, including boating, fishing, swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, river rafting.
sailing, water polo, water aerobics, snorkeling
water gymnastics, free diving, scuba diving, rowing

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How many acres does the Olympic National Park cover?
600000
900000
Olympic National Park covers an area of more than 900,000 acres (364,217 hectares).
1200000

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