Great Smokies Trivia Quiz: The Answers

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Here are the answers from yesterday’s trivia questions:

1. What name did the Cherokee Indians give to the Smoky Mountains?
a) “Place of Blue Smoke”

2. Roughly how many people visit the Smoky Mountains each year?
b) 9 million

3. High elevation balds such as Gregory Bald and Spence Field were used by early settlers for:
a) Grazing cattle

4. In what year was Great Smoky Mountains National Park established?
a) 1934

5. Roughly how many species of living organisms are there in Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
c) 100,000

6. What is the most visited area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
a) Cades Cove

7. Which U.S. president dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940?
b) Franklin D. Roosevelt

8. Based on last count, roughly how many black bears live inside the Park?
b) 1800

9. What was Gatlinburg’s original name?
c) White Oak Flats

10. What is the nickname for Lakeview Drive, the 6-mile scenic drive that ends at the mouth of a tunnel near Fontana Lake called?
a) Road to Nowhere

11. Roughly how many miles of hiking trails lie within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
c) 850

12. The Park’s high elevation heath balds are treeless expanses where dense thickets of shrubs such as mountain laurel, rhododendron, and sand myrtle grow. Which one of these terms was not used by early settlers to describe these balds:
b) gaps

13. How many different species of flowering plants grow in the Smokies?
c) 1600

14. Which mountain in the Smokies did the Appalachian Trail originally traverse before the trail was re-routed?
a) Gregory Bald

15. Fodderstack is the original name for which famous point in the Smokies?
a) Charlies Bunion

Well, how did you do? Did you find the questions challenging, too easy or too hard? Let me know how many you were able to answer correctly....

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1 comment

Paul said...

I got them all correct except #15