Yosemite National Park
National Park is a national park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne,
Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California. The park covers
the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain.
What do you know about the Yosemite
National Park? Try this Quick National Parks Quiz.
1) Concerned by the effects of commercial
interests, prominent citizens including Galen Clark and Senator John
Conness advocated for protection of the area. A park bill passed both
houses of the U.S. Congress, and was signed by the President creating
the Yosemite Grant
- June 30, 1864
- June 30, 1874
- June 30, 1884
2) Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of Century
Magazine and naturalist John Muir lobbied Congress for the Act that
created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890.
3) On May 19, 1891, who took jurisdiction of the
newly created national park and set up camp in Wawona?
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. 4th Cavalry Regiment
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
4) What is the size of Yosemite National Park?
- 1,189 square miles
- 2,289 square miles
- 3,389 square miles
5) Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of
the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. What is
the prominent granite cliff that looms over the valley, is one of the
most popular rock climbing destinations in the world because of its
diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round
- Angel Rocks
- The Cliff
- El Capitan
6) The park has three groves of ancient Giant
Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees. Which grove has 200
- Mariposa Grove
- Tuolumne Grove
- Merced Grove
7) The black bears of Yosemite were once famous
for breaking into parked cars to steal food.
8) Over 800 How many miles of trails are available
to hikers (from the easy stroll, to the grueling hikes up several park
mountains, to multiple-day backpack trips)?
- 400 miles
- 800 miles
- 1200 miles
9) Photographer Charles Leander Weed took the
first photographs of the Valley's features. Later photographers included
Ansel Adams. What year did Weed take the first photographs?
10) The Wawona Tree, also known as the Tunnel
Tree, was a famous giant sequoia that stood in the Mariposa Grove. It
was 227 feet tall, and was 90 feet in circumference. A tunnel was cut
through the tree in 1881, which made it a popular tourist photo
attraction. Everything from horse-drawn carriages in the late nineteenth
century, to automobiles in the first part of the twentieth century,
traveled the road which passed through that tree. The Wawona Tree fell
in 1969 under a heavy load of snow. It was estimated to have been 2,300