The Ultimate Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quiz

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The Ultimate Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quiz
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About This Quiz

There are few places left in America where you can truly experience what it was like to live in the Wild West. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one. Complete with changing landscape, a vast array of wildlife and numerous outdoor activities, this national park is worth the trip. Take this quiz and learn more about this park named for a president.
Where is the Theodore Roosevelt National Park located?
California
Colorado
North Dakota
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in North Dakota on land that the United States president once owned.

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You can explore the park by:
car
foot
both of the above
Enjoy the national park's wildlife by exploring on foot, in a car or on a bike.

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What accommodations are located in the park?
two campgrounds
The park comes equipped with two, year-round, first-come first-served, campgrounds: the Cottonwood Campground and the Juniper Campground.
a campground and a bed-and-breakfast
two campgrounds and a lodge

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The national park is home to:
buffalo, elk and prairie dogs
deer, antelope and reptiles
all of the above
The national park is home to a vast array of wildlife, including buffalo, elk, prairie dogs, deer, antelope, reptiles, amphibians, wild horses and mountain lions.

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What geological landmarks are found within the park?
the Little Missouri River
the Little Missouri Badlands
both of the above
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park includes both the Little Missouri River and the Little Missouri Badlands. Visiting the park can provide you with a taste of the “old Wild West.”

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What types of activities are offered in the park?
rock climbing
horseback riding
The outdoor adventures are endless at the national park. You can enjoy: ranger-led walks, horseback riding, evening campfire programs, auto tours, snowmobiling and much more.
bungee jumping

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Where is the park's headquarters?
Medora
The park is divided into two large units, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) apart. The park's headquarters is located in the town of Medora, North Dakota.
Fargo
Harvey

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The town of Medora is named after:
its founder
its founder's wife
The Marquis de Mores founded Medora and named it after his American wife.
its founder's daughter

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The visitor center for the national park used to be:
Roosevelt's headquarters
The national park's visitors center was once Roosevelt's cattle ranching headquarters.
Marquis de Mores' house
Roosevelt's hideout

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When did Roosevelt live in his cabin that is now located in the national park?
In 1884
Roosevelt lived in his modest cabin in 1884 and 1885. The cabin has since moved six miles south from its original location.
In 1790
In 1916

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What animal was brought to the national park?
horses
prairie dogs
long-horn steers
You can find long-horn steers in the north section of the national park. These animals were brought to the park many years ago.

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Roosevelt's original cabin is made out of:
mud
wood
Considered a mansion in his time, Roosevelt's cabin is made out of pine logs.
brick

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When is a good time to go overlook the canyons in the national park?
after in rains
Check out the canyons in the south section of the park after it rains. You'll see shades of pinks, red, blacks and greens.
when it's windy
after it snows

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How should you travel to see the Oxbow overlook?
by foot
by bike
by car
Take a scenic car trip along the 14-mile route to see the Oxbow overlook.

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When did Roosevelt head to North Dakota?
after his mother died
after his wife died
both of the above
Roosevelt was grief stricken when his wife died on the exact same day as his mother. He realized he needed to spend time with nature to overcome his sorrow.

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When Roosevelt headed to North Dakota, the war between the Sioux and the American government:
had just begun
was still ongoing
had just ended
Roosevelt headed to North Dakota at an opportunistic time. The war between the Sioux and the American government had just ended and much of the land in that area was unclaimed.

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What was Roosevelt's occupation when he moved to North Dakota?
member of the New York Assembly
Roosevelt was young when he moved to North Dakota. At that time, he was a member of the New York Assembly.
governor of New York
former president of the United States

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Roosevelt is considered:
a conservationist
After spending some time in North Dakota, Roosevelt went on to become president of the United States. He is considered one of the most influential conservationists in American history.
an environmentalist
a idealist

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Why did Roosevelt leave North Dakota?
He got bored.
He suffered great loss in his cattle business.
both of the above
By 1886, Roosevelt had remarried. He suffered a significant loss in the cattle business the following winter. Like many other townspeople, he eventually left the area as a result.

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As president of the United States, Roosevelt established:
several national parks
the United States Forest Service
both of the above
Living in North Dakota left a huge impact on Roosevelt. As president, he established three national parks and the United States Forest Service.

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