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The Ultimate Isle Royale National Park Quiz
by Staff
Isle Royale National Park is a pristine and unspoiled haven miles out of reach by automobiles. It is unique for wildlife that can be found only in a very few places in the United States. It's difficult to reach, but once you're there you can hike, kayak, canoe, boat, scuba dive, fish, or backpack -- among other activities. Take this quiz to learn more about Isle Royale National Park.

In what state is Isle Royale National Park located?

  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

How many miles away from the shores of Minnesota is Isle Royale National Park located?

  • 56 miles
  • 33 miles
  • 20 miles

How do you reach Isle Royale National Park?

  • seaplane
  • ferryboat
  • both of the above

How long is Isle Royale?

  • 45 miles
  • 30 miles
  • 26 miles

What is the name of the Great Lake in which Isle Royale National Park is located?

  • Lake Michigan
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Erie

How many miles of roads cross the park on Isle Royale?

  • only eight miles
  • only three miles
  • zero miles

When is it believed that European settlers first stepped upon the shores of Isle Royale?

  • more than 200 years ago
  • more than 300 years ago
  • more than 400 years ago

What is unique about wildlife found within the boundaries of Isle Royale National Park?

  • The Park is one of only three places in the United States where you can still find polar bears in the wild.
  • The Park is one of only three places in the United States where there are still herds of wild elk.
  • The Park is one of only three places in the United States where wolves still roam free.

What is the name of the other two places in the United States where you can also find wolves running freely in the wild?

  • Arizona and New Mexico
  • Alaska and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Texas and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

How many acres comprise the Isle Royale National Park?

  • 571790
  • 632550
  • 787210

What time of the year is the best time to visit the park, according to most people?

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall

How many miles of hiking trails are there in the park?

  • 160
  • 150
  • 135

What kinds of wolves reside in the park?

  • eastern red wolf
  • northern grey wolves
  • common timber wolf

In what year did the wolves make their way to Isle Royale?

  • 1938
  • 1949
  • 1953

How did the moose population end up on Isle Royale?

  • The moose were chased across the ice by the wolf pack in 1949.
  • A few moose were brought to the island by humans.
  • The moose swam across to the island.

What was the maximum number of wolves that lived on Isle Royale at any given time?

  • about 100
  • about 75
  • about 50

What is the name of the ridge that forms the backbone of Isle Royale?

  • Granite Ridge
  • Greenstone Ridge
  • Limestone Ridge

What is the name of a popular harbor located on the northeastern shore of Isle Royale?

  • Algonquin Harbor
  • Pirates Harbor
  • Rock Harbor

What is another popular drawing card for the Isle Royale National Park?

  • abandoned copper mines
  • ancient stone ruins
  • deep caves

Around what date were some of the copper mines first dug?

  • 900 BCE
  • 1250 BCE
  • 2500 BCE