SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT YELLOWSTONE!

THE ULTIMATE YELLOWSTONE TRIVIA TEST

Copyright 1995-2008 Paul Rubinstein


THIS TEST IS DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING 5 SECTIONS:

Part 1---30 easy multiple choice questions.
Part 2---30 difficult fill in the blank Yellowstone locations.
Part 3---26 match the thermal feature with its thermal area.
Part 4---70 challenging questions about the park.
Part 5---18 nearly impossible lists of placenames in Yellowstone.


PART 1--"BEGINNER MULTIPLE CHOICE"

1) What is the highest erupting geyser in Yellowstone and the world?
a) Old Faithful Geyser
b) Steamboat Geyser
c) Grand Geyser
d) Giant Geyser

2) The largest backcountry lake in Yellowstone is...
a) Heart Lake
b) Yellowstone Lake
c) Lewis Lake
d) Shoshone Lake

3) The fastest mammal in Yellowstone is the...
a) Pronghorn
b) Bison
c) Grizzly Bear
d) Mountain Lion

4) Yellowstone was established as a national park in...
a) 1870
b) 1872
c) 1874
d) 1876

5) The stone arch located at the north entrance to Yellowstone is named for which president?
a) Franklin D. Roosevelt
b) Ulysses S. Grant
c) Theodore Roosevelt
d) Warren G. Harding

6) Two of the three rivers that form the Missouri River flow from Yellowstone National Park. They are the...
a) The Madison and Gallatin rivers
b) The Madison and Yellowstone rivers
c) The Snake and Madison rivers
d) The Snake and Yellowstone rivers

7) Which one of the following creeks are NOT in Yellowstone?
a) Antelope Creek
b) Badger Creek
c) Bobcat Creek
d) Lynx Creek

8) The isolated southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park is most famous for its dozens of...
a) Geysers
b) Archeological Sites
c) Canyons
d) Waterfalls

9) Which one of the following lakes is NOT in Yellowstone?
a) Huckleberry Lake
b) Forest Lake
c) Mirror Lake
d) Frost Lake

10) Which one of the following rivers' waters eventually flow into the Pacific Ocean?
a) The Gibbon River
b) The Lewis River
c) The Firehole River
d) The Gardner River

11) Which of these birds of prey is NOT commonly found in Yellowstone?
a) Bald Eagle
b) Turkey Vulture
c) Common Raven
d) Red-Tailed Hawk

12) The average temperature of the waters of Yellowstone Lake is...
a) 31
b) 41
c) 51
d) 61

13) Which one of the following species does NOT have an officially protected area inside the park? (Closed to human travel)
a) Grizzly Bears
b) Bighorn Sheep
c) White Pelicans
d) Pronghorn Antelope

14) The "Petrified Tree" near Tower Junction was once a...
a) Lodgepole Pine
b) Douglas Fir
c) Redwood
d) Bristlecone Pine

15) Which one of the following is NOT located along the Grand Loop Road?
a) The Hoodoo Basin
b) Beryl Spring
c) Fountain Flats
d) Le Hardy Rapids

16) The most common tree found in Yellowstone is the...
a) Quaking Aspen
b) Rocky Mountain Juniper
c) Sub Alpine Fir
d) Lodgepole Pine

17) Which one of the following is NOT at Norris Geyser basin?
a) Echinus Geyser
b) Morning Geyser
c) Ledge Geyser
d) Whirligig Geyser

18) Which one of these creeks does NOT flow through the Hayden Valley?
a) Elk Tongue Creek
b) Alum Creek
c) Trout Creek
d) Elk Antler Creek

19) Which one of these man-made Yellowstone landmarks is the oldest?
a) The Old Faithful Inn
b) Lake Hotel
c) Roosevelt Arch
d) Roosevelt Lodge

20) Its elevation is 7,753 feet; its deepest point is 339 feet deep; it is..
a) Yellowstone Lake
b) Lewis Canyon
c) Sheepeater Canyon
d) Shoshone Lake

21) The total number of firefighters that battled the fires of '88 was...
a) 5,000
b) 10,000
c) 25,000
d) 100,000

22) Which of these algae lives in the hottest water?
a) Bright Yellow
b) Brilliant Orange
c) Dark Brown
d) Pure Green

23) The last time it happened in Yellowstone was August 17, 1959.
a) A major hotel burned to the ground.
b) An eruption of Excelsior Geyser.
c) A major earthquake struck the area.
d) A volcanic eruption inside the park.

24) It is the most abundant fish in Yellowstone waters.
a) Rainbow trout
b) Cutthroat Trout
c) Arctic Grayling
d) Chinook Salmon

25) Which one of the following locations is NOT in Yellowstone?
a) Bechler Meadows
b) Bechler Plateau
c) Bechler Falls
d) Bechler Canyon

26) Which one of the following locations is NOT in Yellowstone?
a) Sulphur Hills
b) Sulphur Mountain
c) Sulphur Creek
d) Sulphur Canyon

27) Which one of the following locations is NOT in Yellowstone?
a) Electric Peak
b) Lightning Hill
c) Hailstorm Pass
d) The Thunderer

28) The strip of land between the South and Southeast Arms of Yellowstone Lake is known as...
a) The Trident
b) The Promontory
c) Flat Mountain Arm
d) The Thunderer

29) Which one of the following is NOT a Yellowstone campground?
a) Indian Creek
b) Norris
c) Roosevelt
d) Bridge Bay

30) Which of these geysers is not predictable?
a) Grand Geyser
b) Daisy Geyser
c) Union Geyser
d) Castle Geyser


PART 2-- "UNUSUAL YELLOWSTONE PLACENAMES: FILL IN THE BLANK"

01-__________ Slough
02-Glen __________ Basin
03-__________ Playground
04-__________ West Curve
05-McMinn __________
06-Bottler's __________
07-Cable Car __________
08-__________ Column
09-________ Hermit Caldron
10-One Hundred Spring ____
11-_______ Allen's Paintpots
12-________ Springs Lagoon
13-Bacon __________ Creek
14-__________ Walter Norris
15-__________ Nest Rock
16-Narrow ________ Terrace
17-__________ Duck Pond
18-Fairies' __________
19-Lewis __________ Falls
20-Pelican Creek Mud ______
21-__________ Box Canyon
22-Maidens ________ Spring
23-Yellowbell __________
24-_____ Brothers Mountains
25-__________ Tree Park
26-Nat'l _________ Mountain
27-Zygomatic __________
28-__________ America Flats
29-Tanker__________
30-Pillar of __________


PART 3-- "MATCH THE THERMAL AREA WITH ITS FEATURE."

01-Geyser Hill
02-Midway Geyser Basin
03-Lower Geyser Basin
04-Black Sand Basin
05-Biscuit Basin
06-Lone Star Geyser Basin
07-Shoshone Geyser Basin
08-Heart Lake Geyser Basin
09-Norris Geyser Basin
10-Gibbon Geyser Basin
11-Joseph Coat Springs
12-Coffee Pot Hot Springs
13-Highland Hot Springs
14-Seven Mile Hole Hot Springs
15-Mud Volcano Area
16-Mammoth Hot Springs
17-Death Gulch
18-Bog Creek Hot Springs
19-Steamboat Springs
20-Three River Junction
21-West Thumb Geyser Basin
22-Washburn Hot Springs
23-Turbid Springs
24-Crater Hills
25-Glen Africa Basin
26-Rainbow Springs

a-Enigma Geyser
b-Halfway Spring
c-Obsidian Pool
d-Wahb Springs
e-Reservoir Springs
f- Glade Geyser
g-Ferris Fork Pool
h-Locomotive Jet
i- Devil's Inkstand
j- Scorodite Spring
k-Pot O' Gold Spring
l- Buried Geyser
m-Sulphur Mud Spring
n-Sapphire Pool
o-Red Jacket Spring
p-Locomotive Vent
q-Rosette Spring
r- Bellow Spring
s-Puff 'n' Stuff Geyser
t- Mound Geyser
u-Miniature Geyser
v- Pyrite Spring
w-Evening Primrose Spring
x- Handkerchief Pool
y- Flood Geyser
z- Lone Pine Geyser


PART 4-- "70 TOUGHER QUESTIONS"

01-How did Yellowstone National Park get its name?
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02-What commonly seen Yellowstone mammal has a "dewlap?"
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03-Name the only two mountain ranges that are entirely within the park boundaries!
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B.______________________________________


04-What do Saddle Mountain, Summit Lake, Robinson Creek, Gibbon Falls, the Lamar River, & Giant Geyser have in common?
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05-Who were the twin brothers that pioneered Yellowstone grizzly bear research in the 1960's?
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06-Name the igneous rock type that makes up the vast majority of the Yellowstone plateau!
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07-Name the largest Geyser Basin in area in the park!
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08-On what plateau was the most recent lava flow in the parks geologic history?
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09-Geologically, what do Hayden Valley, Pelican Valley, and the Upper Yellowstone Valleys have in common?
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10-What is Yellowstone's only named waterfall in the Thorofare region?
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11-What do Henry Dana Washburn, General Philip Sheridan, William Henry Holmes, and the American White Pelican have in common in Yellowstone?
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12-What Yellowstone waterfall is named for the shoshone word meaning "straight down?"
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13-Name the small creek that flows behind the Old Faithful Inn, past the lower Hamilton store, and into the Firehole River!
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14-What Yellowstone landmark was named for the inventor/designer of something found in nearly every high school chemistry class?
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15-What is Yellowstone's shortest named watercourse at 145 yards?
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16-Name the first 3 wolf packs re-introduced into the greater Yellowstone ecosystem in 1995?
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B.____________________
C.____________________


17-Who was the man who's name was given to the now largely unmaintained trail system that roughly parallels the Grand Loop Road?
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18-Name the 6 Yellowstone summits over 11,000 feet!
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B.______________________________________
C.______________________________________
D.______________________________________
E.______________________________________
F.______________________________________


19-Approximately how many geysers are there in Yellowstone?
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20-What is the highest point on the Grand Loop Road?
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21-Name the lake where Britta Fredenhagen was killed by a grizzly in 1984!
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22-What are the two most common causes of death to tourists within Yellowstone?
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23-What has been the most common cause of death to visitors in the Yellowstone backcountry?
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24-Name the man who discovered and named over a dozen waterfalls in Bechler region during the early 1920's?
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25-Who is credited with being the first "tourist" to Yellowstone?
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26-What do the names Stygian, Poison, and McCartney have in common in Yellowstone?
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27-What is the highest point in the Gallatin range within the boundaries of Yellowstone?
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28-How many state counties border Yellowstone Nat'l Park and what are they?
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29-What is the only Indian tribe known to have lived within the boundaries of Yellowstone all year long?
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30-What lake in Yellowstone is probably the only place in the world that drains into two oceans backwards?
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31-What popular roadside waterfall did P.W. Norris discover a passageway behind in 1879?
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32-What is Yellowstone's only "officially named" waterfall outside the state of Wyoming?
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33-What backcountry thermal area is also known as "Orange Rock Springs?"
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34-What unusual violent occurrence took place approximately 1 mile west of Douglas Knob in 1963?
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35-Name the gigantic and violent mud crater that formed a few hundred yards behind Black Dragon's Cauldron in 1974!
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36-What do Mt. Haynes, Twister Falls, and Whistler Geyser have in common?
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37-What significant park service function has been occurring in recent years along Mesa Road?
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38-Roughly how old is the geyser water emitted during an eruption of Old Faithful (when did it fall as precipitation)?
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39-What two summits in Yellowstone are also names of stars in the constellation Gemini?
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B.______________________________________


40-What name is shared by 4 different creeks in Yellowstone?
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41-What, and where in Yellowstone is the "Terminal Monument?"
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42-Name Yellowstone's two resurgent domes?
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B.____________________________________________


43-Where is the highest point on the maintained YNP trail system?
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44-What popular roadside waterfall was once known as "Rural Falls?"
A.________________________________________________________________


45-Why is it no longer possible for backcountry enthusiasts to visit Bell's lake in summertime?
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46-If you traveled from Ace of Hearts Lake to Rowland Pass, what mountain range would you have to cross?
A.________________________________________________________________


47-Who is credited with being the first white (non Native-American) child born in Yellowstone Nat'l Park!
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48-What do the tops of Bighorn Peak, Reservation Peak, and Candlestick Mountain have in Common?
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49-What strange, unexplained phenomenon has occurred numerous times in early morning along the shores of Yellowstone Lake?
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50-Name the thermal basin where one can see Avalanche (Oblique) Geyser erupt every 15-25 minutes!
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51-What is the only Yellowstone geyser for which there are continuous records of every year's activity since 1870?
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52- What is the only Yellowstone placename officially approved in misspelled form?
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53-Who was the first Secretary of the Interior to visit Yellowstone?
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54-What was the first recorded boat on Yellowstone Lake?
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55-Who led the first official exploration of the headwaters of the Snake River?
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56-Where would you find the thermal feature known as the "Magic Mushroom?"
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57-Where would you find Yellowstone's only mapped waterfall not in the state of Wyoming or Montana?
A.________________________________________________________________


58) Where does Yellowstone rank in size among ALL U.S. national parks?
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59-Name the creek on the Mirror Plateau that contains two of Yellowstone's largest unmapped and undocumented waterfalls, both over 100 feet!
A.________________________________________________________________


60-If you traveled in a straight line from Marshall's Park to Lookout Terrace what significant watercourse would you have to cross?
A.________________________________________________________________


61-If you traveled in a straight line from Coot Lake to Earthquake Gorge, what other lake would you surely have to cross?
A.________________________________________________________________


62-What creek at Norris Geyser Basin is named for a green colored alga which grows in acid hot springs? A.________________________________________________________________


63-What in Yellowstone is named for a hunter and poacher who was gored to death by a buffalo on March 22, 1902?
A.________________________________________________________________


64-What are 4 former names for the Upper Geyser Basin?
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B.______________________________________
C.______________________________________
D.______________________________________


65-Name the park ranger, who in the late 1950's successfully found and retraced virtually the entire historic Bannock/Shoshone Indian trail through Yellowstone!
A.________________________________________________________________


66-What is the highest point in the Absaroka range? Hint: it is not within park boundaries!
A.________________________________________________________________


67-Who was Yellowstone's first park naturalist?
A.________________________________________________________________


68-What thermal area was once known as Tomato Soup Springs?
A.________________________________________________________________


69-What is the coldest creek in Yellowstone with an average temperature of 45 degrees?
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70-What historical feature do Lone Star Geyser, the Natural Bridge, the summit of Mt. Washburn, and Morning Glory Pool all share?
A.________________________________________________________________


PART 5 "THE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE (THE LISTS)"

01}-Name 9 plateaus in Yellowstone.
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02}-Name the 5 National Forests that border Yellowstone.
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03}-Name the 6 Wilderness areas that border Yellowstone.
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2)___________________
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04}-Name 17 Yellowstone watercourses with "river " in their name! (This one is really tough!!)
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05}-Besides the 5 gated entrances, name 6 other locations where one can legally drive into Yellowstone National Park.
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06}-Name 3 Yellowstone lakes in the state of Idaho.
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07}-Name 8 presidents who have visited Yellowstone while in office.
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08}-Name the 18 "points" on Yellowstone Lake.
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09}-Name 33 passes in Yellowstone.
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10}-Name 8 islands in Yellowstone Lake.
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11}-Name 9 "ridges" in Yellowstone.
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12}-Name 12 Yellowstone buttes.
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13}-Name 28 Yellowstone Hills (singular - i.e. Geyser Hill).
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14}-Name 10 Yellowstone hills (plural - i.e. Crater Hills).
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15}-Name 5 bays in Yellowstone lake.
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16}-Name 6 places in Yellowstone that begin with the letter "Q"
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17}-Name 34 Yellowstone Canyons.
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18}-Name 4 Yellowstone Gulches.
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Trivia answers can be found

here
My Other Yellowstone Pages & Links:

The Yellowstone Backcountry Page
The Yellowstone Stereoview Page
The Guide To Yellowstone Waterfalls And Their Discovery (Amazon)


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