Zion Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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1: What year was Zion National Park established?

A: 1909

B: 1917

C: 1919

D: 1923

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion National Park was established on November 19, 1919.

2: What is the nearest city to Zion National Park from the south?

A: Springdale

B: Cedar City

C: Orderville

D: Hurricane

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: Springdale is the nearest city to Zion National Park from the south.

3: How many acres does Zion National Park cover?

A: 106,563 acres

B: 135,897 acres

C: 146,597 acres

D: 155,789 acres

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion National Park covers an area of 146,597 acres.

4: Which U.S. President named the area Mukuntuweap National Monument in 1909?

A: Woodrow Wilson

B: Theodore Roosevelt

C: William Howard Taft

D: Calvin Coolidge

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: President William Howard Taft named the area Mukuntuweap National Monument in 1909.

5: As of which year did Zion National Park attract 4,623,238 visitors?

A: 2021

B: 2022

C: 2023

D: 2024

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion National Park attracted 4,623,238 visitors in 2023.

6: Which governing body manages Zion National Park?

A: Bureau of Land Management

B: U.S. Forest Service

C: National Park Service

D: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion National Park is managed by the National Park Service.

7: What type of rock forms the canyon walls in Zion National Park?

A: Limestone

B: Navajo Sandstone

C: Granite

D: Basalt

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The canyon walls in Zion National Park are formed by Navajo Sandstone.

8: At what elevation does the lowest point in Zion National Park, Coalpits Wash, stand?

A: 2,666 ft

B: 3,666 ft

C: 4,666 ft

D: 5,666 ft

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The lowest point in Zion National Park is Coalpits Wash, which stands at 3,666 ft.

9: When did the Cliff Section get incorporated into the national park?

A: 1937

B: 1945

C: 1956

D: 1963

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: The Kolob section, initially proclaimed a separate Zion National Monument in 1937, was incorporated into the national park in 1956.

10: The significant geologic uplift that formed the area of Zion National Park started how many million years ago?

A: 5 million years

B: 10 million years

C: 13 million years

D: 20 million years

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: The significant geologic uplift that formed the Zion National Park area started 13 million years ago.

11: What historic group occupied the Zion area around 300 CE?

A: Paiute

B: Navajo

C: Basketmaker Ancestral Puebloans

D: Fremont culture

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Basketmaker Ancestral Puebloans, around 300 CE, inhabited the Zion area.

12: What substantial geological feature is Zion Canyon known for?

A: 10 miles length with steep drops

B: 15 miles length and up to 2,640 ft deep

C: 20 miles length with multiple waterfalls

D: 25 miles length and 1 mile wide

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Zion Canyon is known for being 15 miles long and up to 2,640 ft deep.

13: What aspect of Zion National Park’s purpose is highlighted in its foundation document?

A: Promote tourism industry

B: Preserve dramatic geology and colored canyons

C: Expand recreational infrastructure

D: Build commercial facilities

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Zion National Park’s purpose is to preserve its dramatic geology and brilliantly colored Navajo sandstone canyons.

14: Which Paiute subgroup settled in the Zion area after the Virgin Anasazi culture disappeared?

A: Parrusits

B: Ute

C: Navajo

D: Hopi

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: The Parrusits and other Southern Paiute subtribes settled in the Zion area after the Virgin Anasazi culture disappeared.

15: Name the system implemented to solve Zion Canyon’s traffic congestion problem.

A: Cable cars

B: Electric trains

C: Bus shuttle system

D: Bicycle rentals

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion Canyon implemented a bus shuttle system to solve its traffic congestion.

16: What Native American structure was used by the Southern Paiute?

A: Wigwams

B: Kaun huts

C: Pueblos

D: Tipis

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The Southern Paiute used Kaun huts.

17: What river carved Zion Canyon?

A: Colorado River

B: Virgin River’s North Fork

C: Paria River

D: San Juan River

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Zion Canyon was carved by the North Fork of the Virgin River.

18: What is the highest point in Zion National Park?

A: Temple of Sinawava

B: The Great White Throne

C: Horse Ranch Mountain

D: The Watchman

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: The highest peak in Zion National Park is Horse Ranch Mountain at 8,726 ft.

19: What 1938 poster depicted Zion National Park in promoting tourism?

A: Zion Scenic Wonders

B: Adventure Retreats in Zion

C: Zion National Park Poster

D: Zion Scenic Drive

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: The 1938 poster of Zion National Park was designed to promote tourism.

20: Which species was reintroduced in Zion National Park in 1973?

A: Elk

B: Desert bighorn sheep

C: Gray wolf

D: Bison

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Desert bighorn sheep were reintroduced in Zion National Park in 1973.

21: What activity does the Zion Wilderness designation primarily support?

A: Logging

B: Scientific research

C: Erosion control

D: Wildlife trade

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The Zion Wilderness designation primarily supports scientific research and preservation.

22: When was President Barack Obama involved in designating portions of Zion National Park as a wilderness area?

A: 2008

B: 2009

C: 2010

D: 2011

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: In March 2009, President Barack Obama designated significant portions of Zion National Park as a wilderness area.

23: What geothermal phenomenon affects spring weather in Zion?

A: Heavy rainfall

B: Stormy days

C: Frequent fog

D: Partly sunny days

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Zion’s spring weather is characterized by stormy and wet days.

24: Which wildlife can commonly be seen near roadway areas in Zion?

A: Bison

B: Deer

C: Desert bighorn sheep

D: Lynx

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Desert bighorn sheep are often visible near the roadways in Zion National Park.

25: What periodicals featured paintings of Zion that helped popularize it?

A: National Geographic

B: Scribner’s Magazine

C: Life Magazine

D: Travel and Leisure

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Scribner’s Magazine featured paintings of Zion which helped popularize it.

26: Which mode of transportation primarily uses propane at Zion for visitor access?

A: Boats

B: Electric trams

C: Shuttle buses

D: Cable cars

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Shuttle buses primarily using propane are used for visitor access in Zion.

27: Who was the acting director of the National Park Service that proposed changing the name to Zion?

A: John Muir

B: Theodore Roosevelt

C: Horace Albright

D: Stephen Mather

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Horace Albright, the acting director of the National Park Service, proposed changing the name to Zion.

28: Which event in 1995 caused a landslide trapping guests and employees in Zion Canyon?

A: Earthquake

B: Flood

C: Heavy rains

D: Forest fire

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Heavy rains triggered a 1995 landslide, trapping guests and employees in Zion Canyon.

29: What percentage of Zion National Park was designated a wilderness area by Congress?

A: 50%

B: 60%

C: 75%

D: 85%

Correct Answer: D

Explanation: 85% of Zion National Park was designated as a wilderness area by Congress.

30: Which Paiute deity is the Temple of Sinawava named after?

A: Coyote god

B: Bear god

C: Eagle god

D: Turtle god

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: The Temple of Sinawava is named after the coyote god of the Paiute Indians.

31: What natural process primarily formed Zion’s colored sandstone canyons?

A: Volcanic activity

B: Glacier movements

C: River erosion

D: Limestone deposits

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion’s colored sandstone canyons were mainly formed by the process of river erosion.

32: Name one notable geographic feature of Zion Canyon.

A: The Needle Rock

B: Angel’s Landing

C: Devil’s Tilt

D: Thunder Peak

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Angels Landing is one of the notable geological features of Zion Canyon.

33: What significant artifact evidences early human habitation in Zion?

A: Arrowheads

B: Flint scales

C: Baskets

D: Tree carvings

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Baskets are significant artifacts from early Basketmaker Ancestral Puebloans evidencing early human habitation in Zion.

34: Which rock formation dominates the scenery around Zion Canyon’s peaks?

A: Navajo Sandstone

B: Kaibab Limestone

C: Dakota Formation

D: Moenkopi Formation

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: Navajo Sandstone dominates the scenery around Zion Canyon’s peaks.

35: Which inscribed date marks the official inclusion of the Kolob Canyons area into the national park?

A: 1920

B: 1956

C: 1966

D: 1978

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The Kolob Canyons area was incorporated into Zion National Park in 1956.

36: Who was the explorer leading the expedition to Zion Canyon in 1872?

A: Lewis and Clark

B: John Wesley Powell

C: Zebulon Pike

D: Kit Carson

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: John Wesley Powell led the 1872 expedition to Zion Canyon.

37: What type of climate classification applies to Zion National Park?

A: Mediterranean

B: Tropical

C: Cold semi-arid

D: Subtropical

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion National Park has a BSk cold semi-arid climate classification.

38: How many unique species inhabit Zion’s four life zones?

A: 250 species

B: 340 species

C: 424 species

D: 496 species

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion is home to 424 unique species inhabiting its four life zones.

39: In 2014, which bird species had its first successful breeding in Zion?

A: Bald eagle

B: California condor

C: Peregrine falcon

D: Osprey

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The California condor had its first successful breeding in Zion in 2014.

40: Who were the first known European descendants to explore Zion?

A: Spanish conquistadors

B: Mormon settlers

C: French fur traders

D: British colonists

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: Spanish padres Silvestre Vélez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Domínguez were the first known European descendants to explore Zion.

41: What bird is famously seen in Zion, having large impressive nests?

A: Bald eagle

B: Red-tailed hawk

C: Peregrine falcon

D: Golden eagle

Correct Answer: D

Explanation: Golden eagles are famously seen in Zion, with their large impressive nests.

42: What significant climatic event often occurs mid-July to mid-September in Zion?

A: Lightning storms

B: Afternoon thunderstorms

C: Hailstorms

D: Snowstorms

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: Afternoon thunderstorms are common in Zion from mid-July to mid-September.

43: The famous “Subway” slot canyon is located in which area of Zion?

A: Zion Canyon

B: Kolob Terrace

C: Checkerboard Mesa

D: The Narrows

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The “Subway” slot canyon is located in the Kolob Terrace area of Zion.

44: What is the name of the highway serving Zion’s east side?

A: Zion North Loop Highway

B: Zion-Mount Carmel Highway

C: Zion Scenic Highway

D: Zion-Bryce Highway

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway serves Zion’s east side.

45: How many plant species can be found in Zion National Park?

A: Approximately 300

B: Approximately 500

C: Approximately 800

D: Approximately 900

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: There are approximately 900 plant species to be found in Zion National Park.

46: What type of plant is sacred datura recognized as in Zion?

A: Fruit-bearing

B: Cactus

C: Flowering herb

D: Grass-like herb

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Sacred datura is recognized as a flowering herb in Zion.

47: Which historic photographic expedition influenced the creation of Zion National Monument?

A: Powell Geographic Expedition

B: Wheeler Survey Expedition

C: Emmons Survey Expedition

D: King Survey Expedition

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: The Powell Geographic Expedition influenced the creation of Zion National Monument.

48: Name the tool used by archaic cultures for hunting in the Zion area.

A: Bow and arrow

B: Slingshot

C: Atlatl

D: Crossbow

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: The dart points were propelled by atlatls, which were used by archaic cultures for hunting in the Zion area.

49: In what setting does the majority of the downcutting river activity occur in Zion?

A: Summer dry seasons

B: Wet seasons

C: Winter frost periods

D: Dry autumns

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The majority of river downcutting activity in Zion occurs during wet seasons.

50: What geographic feature is intra-area between the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Zion?

A: Valley of Fire

B: Grand Staircase

C: Vermillion Cliffs

D: Canyonlands

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The Grand Staircase incorporates geographic steps between Zion and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

51: Which ancient Mesozoic formation is visible as the second layer from the top in Zion?

A: Carmel Formation

B: Temple Cap Formation

C: Dakota Formation

D: Navajo Sandstone

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The Temple Cap Formation is the second layer from the top in Zion.

52: Which natural arch is one of the world’s longest and located in Zion?

A: Arches Arch

B: Zion Arch

C: Grand Arch

D: Kolob Arch

Correct Answer: D

Explanation: Kolob Arch, one of the world’s longest natural arches, is located in Zion.

53: What are the average minimum winter temperatures in Zion Canyon?

A: -10°F

B: 13.5°F

C: 20°F

D: 32°F

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The average minimum winter temperature in Zion Canyon is 13.5°F (-10.3°C).

54: Which waterfall is often accessible from the roadside near Zion’s entrance?

A: Bridalveil Falls

B: Lower Calf Creek Falls

C: Weeping Rock

D: Fortymile Falls

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Weeping Rock is often accessible from the roadside near Zion’s entrance.

55: How many formations total represent the sedimentation in Zion?

A: 5 formations

B: 7 formations

C: 9 formations

D: 12 formations

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Nine formations collectively represent the sedimentation in Zion.

56: What popular computer game featured Zion National Park in a downloadable content pack?

A: Red Dead Redemption

B: The Elder Scrolls

C: Fallout: New Vegas

D: Mass Effect

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion National Park featured in the “Honest Hearts” downloadable content pack for Fallout: New Vegas.

57: What notable film set scenes in Zion National Park?

A: The Sound of Music

B: Indiana Jones

C: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

D: Star Wars

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set some scenes in Zion National Park.

58: Zion was part of which super-sequence of rock units?

A: Appalachian Basin

B: Grand Staircase

C: Cascade Mountains

D: Pacific Ring of Fire

Correct Answer: B

Explanation: The layers of Zion are part of the Grand Staircase sequence of rock units.

59: How much snowfall does Zion get on average?

A: 1 inch

B: 2 inches

C: 4 inches

D: 10 inches

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Zion receives an average of 4.0 inches of snowfall each year.

60: What feature marks the end of the Zion Canyon road?

A: The Sentinel

B: Lava Point

C: Temple of Sinawava

D: Kolob Arch

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: The Zion Canyon road ends at the Temple of Sinawava.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_National_Park

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