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National Park Week Quiz #1: Multiplying Bill Clinton’s Park

Here is National Park Week Quiz #1. If you supply the correct answer before 12:00 midnight EST today you will be eligible for Traveler’s National Park Week prize drawing and a chance to win a National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the national park of your choice.

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site is a national park in Hope, Arkansas. The “stem” of this park’s name – the part that doesn’t include the unit designation or category – is:


Thirteen national park names contain one or more of those six words. Name any 10 of them. (Do not include Roger Williams National Memorial, President’s Park, or Homestead National Monument of America on your list; they are not considered to be qualifying parks for the purposes of this quiz.)

Here’s a head start: Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

No cheating!

If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery we will make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, has a population density of more than 41,000 people per square mile and is possibly the world’s most densely populated large city.” If we find that you've misspelled Philippines, which you are likely to do, we'll make you do it all over again.


Good job, Ken. You're first in the winners circle.

Connier, three of your listed park names (5th, 6th, and 7th) could use some tweaking, but I take that as evidence that you didn't Google 'em. Congratulations; you're in.

Mary, I'm afraid that you need to go back to the drawing board on this one. Three on your list don't contain any of the six words (your 5, 6, and 9), one is not a national park (your no. 8), one is a composite of two different park names (your no. 2),and your no. 11 "extra" is disqualified in the instructions. I'm sure you can straighten everything out, so we're saving you a seat in the winners circle. :o)

I have long wondered whether that's the longest "stem" in the NPS. I don't want to cheat by looking it up, but it's the longest I can think of.
It's certainly longer than

Bob, I believe that the longest "stem", by word count, is Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front. That's seven words, not counting the forward slash and the Roman numeral.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park has a longer stem by letter count, though this park's unwieldy name is usually abbreviated "Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park" (even in official National Park Service documents).

That's a start, Gramahiker, but you are nine parks short.

Since I think characters is the best way to count length, FRSP it is. Thanks, Bob.

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