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1. Two national parks, the Grand Canyon and the Grand Tetons, were established on February 26 exactly 10 years parts. When were they established?
   1900 and 1910
   1850 and 1860
   1919 and 1929
   1923 and 1933
   1964 and 1974
2. Which U.S. President started the first national park?
   Theodore Roosevelt
   Ulysses S. Grant
   Woodrow Wilson
   John Adams
   Franklin Roosevelt
3. Who was the first American to explore the Grand Canyon?
   John Muir
   Ansel Adams
   Merriweather Lewis
   John Wesley Powell
   Theodore Roosevelt
4. In order to conserve America's public lands, Roosevelt set aside how many acres deemed as national forests?
   104 million acres
   150 million acres
   9 million acres
   300 million acres
   194 million acres
5. Which river carved out the Grand Canyon?
   Snake River
   Platte River
   Colorado River
   Utah River
   Rio Grande
6. The first American to see the Grand Tetons was John Colter, with whom was he traveling before he returned east?
   French fur trappers
   Lewis and Clark
   John Wesley Powell
   Theodore Roosevelt
   Thomas Jefferson
7. The desire to preserve the Grand Tetons arose when it became a destination for dudes. Who does dude refer to?
   A cattle rancher
   A farmer
   A city dweller
   A cowboy
   An explorer
8. Jackson Hole was not originally incorporated into the national park. Worried about the land, the director of the National Park Service asked whom to quietly purchase the land to preserve it?
   John D. Rockefeller
   Woodrow Wilson
   Eleanor Roosevelt
   John Harriman
   Leland Stanford
9. Railways built the west. Which railway would take you to the Grand Canyon?
   The B&O
   The Pacific
   The Rio Grande
   The Santa Fe
   The Arizona
10. What purchase made the westward expansion of the United States possible?
   The Westerly Purchase
   The Rocky Mountain Purchase
   The New Territories Purchase
   The Jeffersonian Purchase
   The Louisiana Purchase


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