The Ultimate Virgin Islands National Park Quiz

The Ultimate Virgin Islands National Park Quiz
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Virgin Islands National Park is a true paradise, offering extravagant sea life, breathtaking views, and exhilarating hikes in the forest. The park includes more than 9,000 acres of beaches and some 5,000 acres of underwater trails. If you're visiting the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands National Park is a "must do" on your itinerary. Take this quiz to learn more about this fascinating park.
Where is Virgin Islands National park located?
St. John
St. Thomas
both of the above
The park is located covers almost three-quarters of the island of St. John.

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What accommodations are available at Virgin Islands National park?
a campground
There is one campground, called the Cinnamon Bay Campground, located in the national park.
a bed and breakfast
both of the above

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The Virgin Islands National park includes:
beaches and underwater trails
forests
both of the above
The park includes 9,000 acres of beaches and some 5,000 acres of natural underwater trails, forests, and mountains.

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When was the Virgin Islands National park founded?
in the 1930s
in the 1950s
The park was founded in 1956.
in the 1970s

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Where in the Virgin Islands National park can you find a spectacular view?
Trunk Bay
Trunk Bay offers one of the prettiest views of the Caribbean and is one of the most photographed beaches of the Caribbean.
Whistling Cay
Reef Bay Trail

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What island in the national park was once used as a lookout?
Whistling Cay
Whistling Cay, a small island, was used by customs officers during the 19th century to lookout for smugglers.
Reef Bay
Trunk Island

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How many different plant species are found in the national park?
more than 100 species
more than 500 species
more than 700 species
You can find 740 different plant species in the Virgin Islands National park, including mangoes, palms, and turpentine trees.

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Where can you find a self-guided underwater snorkeling tour in the national park?
Reef Bay
Trunk Bay
Besides the spectacular views, Trunk Bay also offers an excellent self-guided underwater snorkeling tour.
Petroglyph Bay

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What can you learn at the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins?
plantation history
Check out the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins to learn about plantation history and the post-emancipation era.
colonization history
slavery history

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What will you find along the Reef Bay Trail?
old sugar estates
Along the Reef Bay trail you will experience both wet and dry tropical forests. You will also see four old sugar estates.
old sugar plantations
exotic sea life

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What will you see at Petroglyph Bay?
a waterfall
petroglyphs
both of the above
In Petroglyph Bay you will see a waterfall and a freshwater pool. You will also see petroglyphs in rock carvings.

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Who created the petroglyphs at Petroglyph Bay?
the Tainos
The petroglyphs at Petroglyph Bay are approximately 3,000 years old and were created by the first inhabitants of the Virgin Islands, the Tainos.
the Mayans
the Spanish

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When did Columbus visit the Virgin Islands?
in 1433
in 1493
Columbus visited the Virgin Islands in 1493 and subsequently named the area.
in 1533

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Where does the name "Virgin Islands" come from?
St. Ursula's virgins
The Virgin Islands is named after the 11,000 virgins who reportedly accompanied St. Ursula to Rome.
Columbus's interest in virgins
a local food delicacy

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Who visited the islands during the 1500s and 1600s?
the French
pirates
The only Europeans that visited the Virgin Islands during the 16th and 17th centuries were pirates.
both of the above

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Who built sugar plantations in the Virgin Islands during the 17th century?
the English
the Americans
the Danish
The Danish settled in the Virgin Islands during the 17th century and built massive sugar plantations.

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What type of labor was used on the Virgin Island sugar plantations?
slave labor
The Danish used slave labor on their sugar plantations in the Virgin Islands. These laborers were imported from Africa.
child labor
paid labor

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The beautiful landscape of the Virgin Islands is the result of:
volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions over 100 million years ago set the stage for the creation of the beautiful Virgin Islands.
water erosion
both of the above

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What is a unique feature of the underwater trails in the national park?
underwater markers
underwater descriptions of habitat
both of the above
The Trunk Bay underwater trail includes underwater markers to direct you and underwater signs describing the wildlife in the area.

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How deep is the Trunk Bay underwater trail?
up to 10 feet deep
up to 20 feet deep
up to 30 feet deep
Prepare for some serious snorkeling! The Trunk Bay underwater trail is down to 30 feet (9 meters) deep and 225 yards (69 meters) long.

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You Got:
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