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California Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about California?
Last updated: January 20, 2019
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1. What is the capital of California?
San Diego
San Francisco
Sacramento
Los Angeles
2. What is the approximate population of California?
40 million
20 million
10 million
80 million
3. Which of these companies is not based in Silicon Valley?
Facebook
Google
Apple
Amazon
Amazon is based in Seattle
4. Where was gold discovered in 1848, leading to the California Gold Rush?
Lee's Ferry
Sutter's Mill
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo
5. Who was the only U.S. President that was born in California?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda. Ronald Reagan moved to California as an adult.
6. Which of these national parks is not located in California?
Death Valley
Zion
Joshua Tree
Redwood
Zion is located in Utah
7. Which of these cities is not in Los Angeles county?
Santa Monica
Monterey
Compton
Burbank
8. If you sailed directly west from San Francisco, which country would you land in?
Russia
Japan
Philippines
India
9. How many other U.S. states does California border?
1
2
3
4
Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon
10. About what percentage of California residents are Hispanic, according to 2017 census estimates?
10
5
40
20
11. What animal is depicted on California's flag?
Bald eagle
Mountain lion
California condor
Grizzly bear
Sad note: California grizzly bears went extinct in the 1920s
12. In what year was 80% of the city of San Francisco destroyed by an earthquake?
1938
1921
1989
1906
13. What county is on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge?
Orange County
Humboldt County
Marin County
Cook County
14. Which of these cities is not on the Pacific coast?
Santa Barbara
Malibu
Fresno
Eureka
15. Which of these people has not served as California governor?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Robert La Follette
Ronald Reagan
Jerry Brown
Robert La Follette was governor of Wisconsin
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level 78
Jan 20, 2019
Sail WEST from San Francisco? (If you sail east, hit the United States.)
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2019
Fixed
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level 67
Jan 20, 2019
Maybe Alcatrazz seceded.
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level 68
Jan 20, 2019
Just out of interest, how would one sail directly east from San Francisco?
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level 82
Jan 20, 2019
Across San Francisco Bay to Oakland.
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level 77
Jan 20, 2019
Typo: Santa Barbara. Enjoying these multiple-choice quizzes!
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2019
Fixed
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level 49
Feb 25, 2019
Wow I am very good at guessin jeeeeeeeeeeez
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level 75
Feb 25, 2019
So I didn't think long enough about the gold rush question and I didn't think there were quite that many Hispanic people in California. Those were the two I missed. Having visited the town where Reagan was born in Illinois probably helped with that one.
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level 30
Feb 25, 2019
For what country would you hit I was like “ummmmmmm China?” Because I really thought it was China. Went with The Philippines. Ouch. Seriously though, why is India an option when it wouldn’t even be possible to not hit Thailand or Malaysia or maybe even Indonesia?
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level 75
Feb 25, 2019
Well Columbus tried to get to India sailing west from Portugal. Some people aren't very good at geography.
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level 75
Feb 26, 2019
A teacher once told me that when creating a multiple choice test she always had one completely outrageous answer that anyone should be able to eliminate unless they just didn't care, one that would be easily eliminated if one even partially studied, and two answers that seemed as though they could both be correct but only a student who truly knew the material would choose the better answer. Maybe India is QM's outrageous answer.