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Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park and a center for "geothermal," or volcanic activity. Here, visitors can watch Old Faithful Geyser, which shoots 8,000 gallons of water 1,000 feet in the air every hour and a half. Yellowstone, nestled mostly in Wyoming, contains half the geothermal surface activity on the planet, and two-thirds of the world's geysers.

  1. 1. How often does Old Faithful shoot water into the air?
    1. a. Every 1.5 hours
    2. b. Every 3 hours
    3. c. Every 2 hours
  2. 2. What does "geothermal" mean?
    1. a. Oceanic
    2. b. Mountainous
    3. c. Volcanic
  3. 3. What was America's first national park?
    1. a. Grand Canyon
    2. b. Yosemite
    3. c. Yellowstone