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The Ultimate Gates of the Arctic National Park Quiz
by Staff
Located above the Arctic Circle is a wilderness wonderland known as the Gates of the Arctic National Park. This huge sanctuary is home to bears and moose and remains much as it was before man set foot there. Take this quiz for an unforgettable virtual adventure.

Where is the Gates of the Arctic National Park situated?

  • below the Arctic Circle
  • eastern Alaska
  • northern Alaska

How large is the park?

  • 8.5 million acres
  • 1 million acres
  • half a million acres

How many rivers run through the park?

  • four
  • six
  • nine

How do you get to the park?

  • flying
  • boating
  • driving

When was Gates of the Arctic established?

  • 1975
  • 1980
  • 1985

What is the major mountain range in the park?

  • Boreal Mountain
  • Arrigetch Peaks
  • Brooks Range

How long is this mountain range?

  • six hundred miles
  • eight hundred miles
  • nine hundred miles

What kind of view can you expect to see from most of the mountain ridges?

  • endless stretches of tundra
  • mountains and lakes
  • mountains and forests in the valleys

What do you find on the southern slopes of the mountains?

  • willow trees
  • black spruce forests
  • cottonwoods

How long is the Arctic winter?

  • nine months
  • ten months
  • all year round

Can the frosted desolate tundra support plant life?

  • the layer of permafrost prevents anything taking root
  • only moss
  • only during the few months of sunlight

In the summer months , how many hours of sunlight a day will the visitor to the park enjoy?

  • 24 hours
  • 20 hours
  • 18 hours

Where do the caribou of the park spend their winters?

  • in the black spruce forests
  • migrate to feeding grounds in the south
  • migrate eastwards to Canada

What are the major travel routes through the park?

  • paths made by the Eskimos
  • sled trails
  • rivers

What are the two peaks that comprise the Gates of the Arctic?

  • Arrigetch Peaks and the Bettles
  • Frigid Crags and Boreal Mountain
  • Brooks Range and the Koyukuk Peak

Which river runs from the Arctic Divide to join with the Koyukuk River?

  • Alatna River
  • Kobuk River
  • North Fork River

What was the claim to fame of the Kobuk River?

  • dinosaur fossils
  • last sighting of the extinct Alaskan panther
  • gold rush

Who gave the park its name?

  • U.S. Park Service
  • Robert Marshal
  • Robert Gates

How many people actually live in the park?

  • 4500
  • 3000
  • 1500

What nature preserve is located within the park?

  • Kobuk Nature Preserve
  • Noatak Biosphere Preserve
  • North Fork Preserve