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National Wilderness Preservation System: Quiz


Question 1: On March 30, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the ________.
OregonOmnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009VirginiaNevada

Question 2: It was established by the Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577) upon the signature of President ________ on September 3, 1964.
Jimmy CarterHarry S. TrumanLyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. Kennedy

Question 3: On federal lands in the ________, Congress may designate an area as wilderness under the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964.
AlaskaCanadaPhilippinesUnited States

Question 4: Human activities are restricted to non-motorized recreation (such as backpacking, hunting, ________, horseback riding, etc.), scientific research, and other non-invasive activities.
Fishing industryFishingFishing techniquesWild fisheries

Question 5: The National Wilderness Preservation System originally created hundreds of ________ zones within already protected federally administered property, consisting of over 9 million acres (36,000 km²).
Natural environmentNatureEcosystemWilderness

Question 6: Wilderness areas fall in to ________ protected area management category Ia (Strict Nature Preserves) or Ib (Wilderness areas).
Endangered speciesInternational Union for Conservation of NatureExtinctionConservation status

Question 7: The National Wilderness Preservation System coordinates the wilderness activities of the four federal agencies — ________, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Bureau of Land ManagementUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyUnited States Forest ServiceUnited States Department of the Interior

Question 8: In general, the law prohibits logging, mining, roads, mechanized vehicles (including ________), and other forms of development.
UnicycleBicycle trailerRecumbent bicycleBicycle

Question 9: ________
List of U.S. Wilderness AreasYosemite National ParkDeath Valley National ParkRed Buttes Wilderness

Question 10: Wilderness areas exist in every state, excluding ________, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, and Rhode Island.
ConnecticutMassachusettsNew JerseyMaine


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