Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Teddy Roosevelt Quiz

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Some of my most popular blog posts are the quizzes I post on noted conservation and sustainability leaders.  See these posts on Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Bill McKibben, and John Muir (here and here).  Today, I have a quiz for you on Theodore Roosevelt.

Why Roosevelt?

Roosevelt was President during important developments in the American conservation movement.  He understood that wilderness had intrinsic value beyond economic extraction.  As an avid hunter, he valued conservation.  He was friends with the leading conservationists of the time including John Muir and Gifford Pinchot.

The answers to the quiz questions are in the comments.

1.  Teddy Roosevelt was born in this major American City that is now considered one of the greenest in the country.  He was the only U.S. president born in this city.

2.  Roosevelt collected many specimens of birds and other animals.  He learned a particular skill to preserve them.  What is that skill?

3.  In 1903, Roosevelt created a National Wildlife Refuge in Pelican Island Florida.  He was convinced that he needed to protect the island to prevent the extinction of particular animals.  Name the animal group and describe why the animals needed protection.

4.  During his presidency, Roosevelt established 150 National Forests and 5 National Parks.  Name two of the National Parks he established.

5.  In 1898, Roosevelt resigned as an undersecretary of the Navy to establish the Rough Riders, an all-volunteer regiment that fought in the Spanish American War.  Roosevelt spent considerable amount of time in this southern city where the Rough Riders caught transport to Cuba.  Name the city.

6.  In 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt signed into law and act that protected historic and prehistoric sites of significance on public land.  It was the first law of its kind in the U.S. and it is still used today to protect historic cultural resources.  Name the law.

7.  Roosevelt lived with his family in a house on Long Island from 1885-1919.  The house was named for the Algonquin word for chief or leader.  Name this home inspired by the Algonquin language.

8.  Roosevelt was known for his endurance and stamina during international travels.  After the presidency, he traveled to Africa on a highly publicized hunting expedition.  However, in his last trip, he became ill from an infection he received after a cut he endured while in the water to protect canoes from overturning.  He never fully recovered his health after this trip.  In what region of the world was Roosevelt when he fell ill?

9.  Roosevelt was the first American to win this major international prize.  The last American to win this prize was President Obama.

10.  In 1912, while campaigning for the Bull Moose Party, Roosevelt was shot by John Schrank.  The bullet lodged in Roosevelt's chest and he continued campaigning after he was shot and even gave a 90 minute speech while bleeding.  In what city did the assassination attempt occur?

1 comment:

Bob Brinkmann said...

1. New York.
2. Taxidermy.
3. Birds. They were being hunted to extinction for their feathers for women's hats and clothes.
4. Crater Lake National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Sullys Hill National Park (now part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area), Mesa Verde National Park.
5. Tampa.
6. The Antiquities Act.
7. Sagamore Hill. Sagamore is the Algonquin word for strong leader of a group.
8. He was in South America. He traveled largely in Brazil and Argentina.
9. The Nobel Peace Prize.
10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.