Mount Rainier National Park is a beautiful natural wonder, arguably one of the most spectacular in the entire U.S. Recreational activities are in abundance there -- it's only a question of when to go and how long you want to spend there. Take this quiz to learn more about visiting Mount Rainier National Park.
Where is Mount Rainier National Park located?
upstate New York
Which of these statements is true?
Mount Rainier is the only volcano in the Cascade Range.
Mount Rainier is one of several volcanoes in the Cascade Range.
Mount Rainier is in the Cascade Range but it is not a volcano.
When is the Longmire Museum open?
from mid-April to mid-October
on weekends only
Mount Rainier boasts _____ campgrounds.
What animals might you see at Mount Rainier National Park?
black bears, beavers, mountain goats
spotted deer, buffalo, otters
wild horses, rabbits, eagles
What accounts for the very tall western red cedar trees in the area?
the very fertile soil on the forest bed
the abundant sunshine
the 100 inches of annual rainfall
Why don't people usually visit Mount Rainier in the winter?
because of its legendary deep snow
because they don't have vacation then
because it is extremely cold then
You can sometimes see Mount Rainier's snow-capped peak more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away. What does this depend on?
favorable weather conditions
neither of the above
What is the source of Mount Rainier's fields of vibrant color?
colorful wildflowers bursting into bloom
varied crops, such as maize and wheat
rare grasses of all shades that grow there
How old are the trees in Mount Rainier's forests?
up to 400 years old
no more than 800 years old
some are more than 1,000 years old
What food do marmots and pikas hoard for the winter?
What makes Emmons Glacier on the north side of Mount Rainier unique?
It is the oldest glacier in the continental U.S.
It is the highest glacier in the continental U.S.
It is the largest glacier in the continental U.S.
Which of these waterfalls can be found at Mount Rainier National Park?
It is said that the ascent to the summit of Mount Rainier takes two days. Is this true?
depending on how slow you walk
When was the most recent volcanic eruption?
at the turn of the 19th century
at the end of the 19th century
at the turn of the 20th century
Mount Rainier was forged by _____ and shaped by _____.
lava, glacial melt
What happened to Mount Rainier's original top?
It was lost in a huge mud flow.
It was destroyed in a great eruption.
It imploded due to its enormously heavy glacial weight.
Who referred to Mount Rainier as "a noble beacon of fire"?
pioneer Daniel Boone
author William Cullen Bryant
naturalist John Muir
At some 16,000 feet (4,876 meters), Mount Rainier towers over its mountain neighbors. How high are they?