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Do you possess a wealth of knowledge about nature, or are you considering becoming a wilderness guide? This quiz will assess your understanding of our natural environment and provide all the necessary information.

What is the most vital component for humans to survive in the wild?

Water

Food

Fire

Shelter

Water
The human body needs at least 2 quarts of water per day to function correctly. Going without water for even one day poses a severe risk in the wild, but for humans, the maximum amount of time before dehydration results in death is three days.

Which of the following cases should you never interact with when looking for food in the wild?

Worms and Grub

Brightly Colored Insects

Fish

Birds

Brightly Colored Insects
Making sure you know right from wrong is the most critical aspect of safe outdoor eating recommendations. Birds, fish, and worms are typically safe bets, while brightly colored insects generally are not a good idea.

How can you determine the distance of an approaching storm when trying to survive in the wilderness?

By the dryness or dampness of the soil

By the length of the lightning bolt

By the amount of time between lightning and thunder

By the presence or absence of insects

By the amount of time between lightning and thunder
Try counting the seconds between a lightning strike and a thunderclap to estimate how far away a storm is from you. You can roughly calculate the distance in miles between you and the storm by dividing that number by five.

What kind of bear is distinguished by a prominent shoulder hump?

Sun Bear

American Black Bear

Asiatic Black Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear
The large shoulder hump is a large muscle that distinguishes grizzly and brown bears from other species. Their forelimbs are propelled through daily activities by this distinguishing muscle.

Yellowstone

Grand Teton

Yosemite

Zion

Yosemite
Half Dome, a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, is stylized in the North Face logo.

What should you do first to aid someone who is bleeding?

Administer Pain Relief Medication

Apply Direct Pressure

Clean Debris From The Wound

Make a tourniquet

Apply Direct Pressure
Applying direct pressure to the wound with a clean cloth, tissue, or piece of gauze is the first step in helping someone who is bleeding.

A company called Leave No Trace works to promote environmental protection and outdoor recreation by conducting studies, educating the public, and launching campaigns. Which of the following is NOT one of Leave No Trace’s seven guiding principles?

Only Take Home Special Artifacts

Minimize Campfire Impacts

Plan Ahead & Prepare

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Only Take Home Special Artifacts
Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What You Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife, and Be Considerate of Other Visitors are the seven principles of Leave No Trace.

What kind of natural landmarks can be found close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks?

Rainbow Bridge

Denali

Jackson Hole

Shark Valley

Jackson Hole
While Denali is in Alaska, Rainbow Bridge is in southern Utah, and Shark Valley is in Florida, Jackson Hole is in western Wyoming.

In which Mustelidae member is this image displayed?

Otter

Weasel

Mink

Marten

Marten
Martens are tiny, bushy-tailed members of the Mustelidae family. Their fur ranges in color from light yellow to dark brown, and they have large paws with retractable claws.

Which of the following varieties of wild mushrooms should NOT be eaten?

Oyster

False Morels

Sulphur Shelf

Hen-of-the-Woods

False Morels
Some mushrooms, like hen-of-the-woods, oysters, and sulfur shelf, are safe to eat, but many others can have serious adverse health effects, even death. The death cap, false morels, and Conocybe filaris are just a few examples of varieties to avoid. As a result, it’s crucial to know what you’re looking for.

What insect can be used to determine the outdoor temperature?

Crickets

Ants

Wasps

Beetles

Crickets
Yes, it’s accurate to indicate the outside temperature from the chirps of a cricket. They chirp louder and faster as the temperature rises and less loudly and slowly as the temperature drops.

Of the following, which does NOT belong to the squirrel family?

Chipmunks

Ferrets

Marmots

Prairie Dogs

Ferrets
The family Sciuridae includes numerous small and medium-sized rodents and squirrels. The Sciuridae family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs.

What typical berry leaves and roots work well as a diarrhea treatment?

Blackberry

Blueberry

Strawberry

Raspberry

Blackberry
Blackberries have medicinal qualities hidden in their roots and leaves and are delicious! The leaves can be used as a mouthwash to treat thrush, stop diarrhea, and control menstruation.

What subfamily of birds do swallows, martins, and saw-wings all belong to?

Anserinae

Hirundinidae

Accipitrinae

Buteoninae

Hirundinidae
Martins swallows, and saw-wings are all members of the Hirundinidae subfamily of birds. There are members of this family of passerine birds on every continent, including Antarctica.

As reported by the National Park Foundation, how many locations in the US have “National Park” as a part of their official name?

54

33

62

103

62
There are 62 National Park Foundation system locations with “National Park” in their full name. These include both natural settings and historical places that showcase the rich history of our country.

What is the federal government’s average park ranger salary, according to data gathered in 2018?

$47,900

96,430

$28,675

$69,395

$69,395
The 71st most popular job in the US in 2018 was a park ranger. Government. The number of park rangers employed in 2018 was 3,663, and the median pay was $69,395. The highest-paid park ranger in 2018 earned $187,000, though.

What commonly hunted animal has “Meleagris” as its scientific name?

Turkey

Moose

Duck

Deer

Turkey
The scientific name for the turkey is Meleagris, a large bird. A fleshy wattle distinguishes this traditional Thanksgiving food.

K2

Matterhorn

Fitz Roy

Kinabalu

Fitz Roy
An outline of Mount Fitz Roy, a mountain in Patagonia that lies on the border between Chile and Argentina, can be seen on the logo for Patagonia, Inc.

Which mountain range in the United States is most closely linked to the growth of wilderness guides as a profession?

Rocky Mountains

Adirondack Mountains

Appalachian Mountains

Smoky Mountains

Adirondack Mountains
In the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, wilderness guides first established the use of their skills as a widely recognized and well-paid profession.

What is the United States’ largest National Park?

Denali

Acadia

Gates of the Arctic

Wrangell–St. Elias

Wrangell–St. Elias
The largest national park in the nation is Wrangell-St. Elias is located in Alaska. It has over 8 million acres Denali and Gates of the Arctic National Parks are ranked second and third, respectively.

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