The Ultimate Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks Quiz
You'll be blown away by Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. Not literally -- the winds aren't that strong-- but these combined parks have magnificent mountains, spectacular sequoia trees and cool canyons, all in one vast area. There are recreational activities galore, so make sure to visit this area during your next family vacation. Take this quiz to learn more about Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
Who was the superintendent of the parks in the 1920s?
Lt. Rex A. Smith
Col. John R. White
Thomas Quentin Jones
In what state are the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks?
Which of these visitor centers are in the Kings Canyon park?
Giant Forest Museum
Lodgepole Visitor Center
Grant Grove Visitor Center
When are the Potwisha Campgrounds open?
year-round except for December 25
Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in:
the lower 48 states
the United States
What is special about the sequoia?
They are the planet's fastest-growing living things.
They are the planet's oldest living things.
They are the planet's largest living things.
Which canyon is deeper from rim to canyon bed, Kings Canyon or the Grand Canyon?
they're exactly the same
the Grand Canyon
Aside from sequoias, what else grows in the forests at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks?
redwood and fir
pine and ponderosa
gum and Alpine ash
Which national park was established in 1890?
The giant sequoia that was cut down for exhibition in 1875 is called:
Old Man Sequoia
The section of the Sierra Nevada mountain range within Sequoia-Kings Canyon has an upheaval of rocky ridges. What are they made of?
Which high-mountain walking trail took 23 years to construct?
John Muir Trail
Crystal Cave Trail
How high is the lowest branch of General Sherman?
higher than a nine-story building
higher than a 10-story building
higher than a 12-story building
Experts believe that some of the giant sequoias were alive as far back as the time of:
the Bronze Age
William the Conqueror
What is the weakest part of the sequoia?
Where does the name "sequoia" come from?
from Sequoyah, the mythical, first native-American man
from Sequoyah, the ancient botanist
from Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet
Whereas sequoias used to be considered a subspecies of redwoods, today they are:
recognized as a separate species
known to be the ancestor of redwoods
considered to be the botanical cousin of redwoods
When did logging begin in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks?
in the 1820s
in the 1860s
in the 1880s
What is the origin of the name "Kings Canyon"?
It's named after Sir Lionel Kings, the famous British explorer.
It's named after the British kings who sponsored the park's foundation.
It's named after the nearby Rio de los Santos Reyes, "river of the holy kings."
The eastern side of the mountains over Owens Valley was formed by: