The Ultimate Glacier National Park Quiz
by Staff
Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana is considered one of the most spectacular parks in the United States. Take this quiz and see for yourself why it's sometimes called "Little Switzerland."

Where is Glacier National Park situated?

  • Alaska
  • Southern Montana
  • Northwestern Montana

When was the park established?

  • 1911
  • 1921
  • 1931

How big is the park?

  • 513,572 acres
  • 1,013,572 acres
  • 2,013,572 acres

What is the park part of?

  • International Association of Parks
  • Blackfoot Reservation
  • Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

When was this binational peace park created?

  • 1920
  • 1932
  • 1941

How many glaciers can you find in Glacier National Park?

  • 30
  • 40
  • 50

How many lakes are there in the park?

  • 200
  • 150
  • 103

Why is the park sometimes known as "Little Switzerland"?

  • The early settlers were of Swiss origin.
  • The terrain resembles that of Switzerland.
  • American expatriates in Switzerland donated the funds to establish the park.

What are Grinnel, St. Mary's, Two Medicine, and McDonald?

  • mountain ranges
  • waterfalls
  • mountain lakes

Where do you find a concentration of waterfalls in the park?

  • Logan Pass
  • Jackson Glacier
  • Hanging Garden Walk

What is considered one of the most beautiful drives in all of the national parks?

  • Hanging Garden Walk
  • road to McDonald Falls
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road

How many native mammals are found in the park?

  • 35
  • 60
  • 75

What rare animal has been spotted in the park?

  • gray wolves
  • grizzly bears
  • Shiras moose

Where would you expect to find displays of spring and summer wildflowers?

  • eastern slopes
  • valleys
  • high country

Which is the largest lake?

  • McDonald Lake
  • Grinnel Lake
  • To Medicine Lake

Of the distinctive life zones of the park, what distinguishes the Hudsonian zone?

  • forests of gnarled and dwarfed fir
  • trees able to withstand long winters
  • grassland and prairie

Which are the largest mammals in the park?

  • moose
  • mule deer
  • black bear

What are the Livingstone and the Lewis?

  • two largest glaciers
  • two most scenic valleys
  • two chief mountain ranges

From whom was the land acquired?

  • Canada
  • Blackfeet
  • Salish Indians

What is the size of the Grinnell and Sperry glaciers?

  • 200 to 300 acres
  • 400 to 500 acres
  • 600 to 700 acres