The Ultimate Redwood National Park Quiz

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The Ultimate Redwood National Park Quiz
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About This Quiz

Redwood National Park offers a splendid natural display of tall redwood forests, abundant with native wildlife and plant life. You can also choose from among kayaking, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and other activities. Take this quiz to learn more about Redwood National Park.
In which state is Redwood National Park?
Oregon
California
Redwood National Park is in northern California.
Arizona

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What are the entrance fees for children under 12?
5
7.5
it's free
Admission is free, not only for children but for adults as well.

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When does the Jedediah Smith Visitor Center open?
between May and September
The Jedediah Smith Visitor Center is open only between late May and late September.
between July and November
between August and January

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Trees in Redwood National Park forests can reach 30 stories high. That's taller than:
the mountains in the area
the Grand Canyon
any other living thing on earth
They're taller than any other living thing on earth.

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Does Redwood National Park have trees that are over 1,000 years old?
no
yes
Yes -- some trees are close to 2,000 years old!
scientists aren't certain

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Which of these animals might you see at Redwood National Park?
antelope, brown bear, eagle
beaver, moose, buffalo
elk, deer, rabbit
You might see elk, deer and rabbits, as well as owls, martens and woodpeckers.

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Why is it always dark near the forest floor of Redwood National Park?
It isn't; it's bright with sunlight.
because of the thick canopy of branches and leaves
The forest floor is always dark, because there is a thick canopy of branches and leaves from the redwoods above.
because the weather there is perpetually foggy

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What is the name of one of the best hiking trails in Redwood National Park?
Coastal Trail
It's called the Coastal Trail, which is aptly named due to its offering a scenic, quiet walk along the Pacific Coast.
Corey Pass Trail
Chief Redskin Trail

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Why is the "Tall Tree" no longer tall?
because the tree top was cut down by foresters
because its crown fell off in the 1980s
The Tall Tree, once measuring 367.8 feet (112 meters), lost its crown in the 1980s when it fell off.
because it was infested by red ants and badly damaged

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Is the Klamath a grove, a river or a mountain range?
It's a river.
The Klamath is a river, from where you can spot migrating whales where it meets the Pacific Ocean.
It's a grove of trees.
It's a mountain range.

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What accounts for the vegetation and unusually stout trees in Stout Grove?
the optimum climate year-round
the annual flooding that occurs every springtime
the rich river soil from the Smith River
The rich river soil from the Smith River accounts for the vegetation and unusually stout trees.

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What did Tolowa Indians use Damnation Creek Trail for in the past?
for gathering food near the ocean
They used the trail to gather food near the ocean.
for hunting a rare species of beetle
for scalping white settlers

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What is the Emerald Mile?
a mile-long patch of emerald-green grassland
an old gemstone quarry
a long stretch of unusually tall redwoods
The Emerald Mile is a long stretch of unusually tall redwood trees.

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What happens to the branches and leaves that fall down from the tops of the redwoods?
They get crushed underfoot, which is a nuisance to visitors.
They mix with hemlock and eventually decay.
They mix with hemlock and other species and eventually decay.
They are carted away regularly by forest rangers for safety reasons.

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What animal eats the fruiting bodies of fungi on dead logs?
the woodpecker
the flying squirrel
a species of vole
There is a certain species of vole that eats this.

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Why are redwoods popular as a source of lumber?
because the wood resists shrinkage and rot
Redwood lumber is known for resisting shrinkage, rot and decay.
because of their rich color
because of their unusual density

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When was a league to save the redwoods formed?
at the end of the nineteenth century
in the beginning of the twentieth century
A league was formed in the beginning of the 20th century, which sought to save the redwoods.
at the end of the twentieth century

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In what year was Redwood National Park created?
1958
1968
It was created in 1968.
1978

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Which of these was incorporated with Jedediah Smith Park to form Redwood National Park?
Del Norte Coast
Prairie Creek
both of the above
Both Del Norte Coast and Prairie Creek parks were incorporated with Jedediah Smith Park in 1968.

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In 1978, Congress added _____ acres to the original acreage.
48000
Congress added 48,000 acres (19,425 hectares) to the original acreage, including 39,000 acres that had already been logged.
68000
88000

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You Got:
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