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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?
Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
2. What is the approximate population of California?
80 million
10 million
20 million
40 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?
San Francisco
Lee's Ferry
San Luis Obispo
Sutter's Mill
5. Who was the only U.S. President that was born in California?
Jimmy Carter
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
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?
Zion
Death Valley
Joshua Tree
Redwood
Zion is located in Utah
7. Which of these cities is not in Los Angeles county?
Compton
Monterey
Santa Monica
Burbank
8. If you sailed directly west from San Francisco, which country would you land in?
Philippines
Japan
Russia
India
9. How many other U.S. states does California border?
1
4
2
3
Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon
10. About what percentage of California residents are Hispanic, according to 2017 census estimates?
5
20
40
10
11. What animal is depicted on California's flag?
Grizzly bear
Mountain lion
Bald eagle
California condor
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
1906
1989
1921
13. What county is on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge?
Cook County
Marin County
Orange County
Humboldt County
14. Which of these cities is not on the Pacific coast?
Malibu
Santa Barbara
Eureka
Fresno
15. Which of these people has not served as California governor?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ronald Reagan
Jerry Brown
Robert La Follette
Robert La Follette was governor of Wisconsin
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Jan 20, 2019
Sail WEST from San Francisco? (If you sail east, hit the United States.)
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Jan 20, 2019
Fixed
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level 63
Jan 20, 2019
Maybe Alcatrazz seceded.
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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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Jan 20, 2019
Typo: Santa Barbara. Enjoying these multiple-choice quizzes!
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Jan 20, 2019
Fixed