Question 1: What does ‘equinox’ mean?
- Equal tilt
- Equal day
- Equal night
Correct Answer: Equal night
Fact: The Earth's tilt as it orbits the sun brings with it our seasons and longer or shorter days, depending on its position. But on the two equinoxes, both Northern and Southern Hemispheres get roughly equal amounts of day and night. The word has its roots in Latin, with 'aequus' meaning equal and 'nox' meaning night.
Question 2: Which artificial reservoir is in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area?
- Lake Powell
- Lake Franklin
- Lake Mead
Correct Answer: Lake Powell
Fact: Currently the second-largest human-made lake in the US—in constant competition for first place with Lake Mead—Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon. The artificial reservoir lies on the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona and attracts about 2 million visitors every year.
Question 3: Where does the name of the cottonwood tree come from?
- Cottontail rabbits nibble on the bark
- It provides shade for sheep
- Cotton-like seeds
Correct Answer: Cotton-like seeds
Fact: Populus, commonly known as cottonwood, is a species of tree native to North America, Asia, and Europe. Cottony fluff attached to the seeds gave the tree its descriptive name. The fluff helps the seeds travel with the wind