State Quiz - California

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of California?
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Last updated: August 30, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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Capital city
Sacramento
Most populous city
Los Angeles
Year of the California gold rush
1849
Animal depicted on California's flag
Bear
Where Apple, Google, and Facebook
have their headquarters
Silicon Valley
California's most-visited National Park
Yosemite
Lowest and hottest place in the U.S.
Death Valley
Tallest mountain in the U.S.
outside of Alaska
Mt. Whitney
Desert in southeast California
Mojave Desert
Zip code of Beverly Hills
90210
World's largest species of tree
Giant Sequoia
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State nickname
The Golden State
Large lake on the Nevada border
Lake Tahoe
Actors who became governor
Ronald Reagan
Arnold
Schwarzenegger
Countries that formerly owned
California
Spain
Mexico
What Napa Valley is famous for
Wine
Fault line that runs along most of
California's coast
San Andreas
If you were to sail due west from
California, which country would
you be most likely to land in?
Japan
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2019
Should be sailing due "west"
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Level ∞
Sep 5, 2019
Whoops, fixed.
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Level 83
Sep 5, 2019
Darn.. it wouldn't take "sequoyah", which is how I've seen it spelled on occasion.
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2019
Just remember all 5 vowels w/4 of them in a row.
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Level 79
Jan 8, 2020
Sequoyah was a famous Cherokee who created a written syllabary for the tribe.
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Level 74
Sep 5, 2019
Also accept "vineyards" for Napa?
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Level ∞
Sep 5, 2019
Okay
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2019
How about "viticulture"? ;)
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Level 82
Oct 25, 2019
if you come up with viticulture before wine, you need to stop the viticulture a while and pour yourself a glass.
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Level 77
Sep 5, 2019
Is there a reason I should know the zip code for Beverly Hills? Is it in a song or something?
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Level 83
Sep 5, 2019
An angsty teen television show from the 90s.
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2020
A travis scott song
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Level 59
Jan 7, 2020
You knew!
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Level 89
Sep 5, 2019
90211 and 90212 are also Beverly Hills zip codes for regular postal service, and 90209 and 90213 zip codes for B.H. PO Boxes.
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Level 80
Sep 7, 2019
Only missed Mt Whitney and should have gotten that one, too. Easier than most of these state quizzes.
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Level 54
Dec 28, 2019
Yes, you should have. Shame!
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2020
this time I got it but I tried Space Mountain and Magic Mountain first.
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Level 68
Sep 9, 2019
The Sonoran Desert should also be an acceptable answer as it is the most southeastern desert in the state.
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2019
Schwarzenegger is almost as hard to spell as Benjamin Bumblethatch.
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Level 83
Sep 20, 2019
I thought it was Benadryl Lumberjack.
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2020
Jetpunk accepts "Ahnold", which is much easier to spell.
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Level 43
Sep 26, 2019
Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter
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Level 57
Nov 5, 2019
Thanks for accepting ahnold for california governor, i know how to spell Schwarzenegger, but typing his last name is time consuming and I'm not going to live forever.
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Level 79
Jan 8, 2020
Wish I'd known that. It took me six tries before I finally made an accepted spelling.
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Level 42
Dec 4, 2019
why isn't "redwood" accepted? i thought they were also sequoias
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Level 54
Dec 28, 2019
No, they are different trees. Both are very tall. The wood is red. Sequoias are inland like those in the Sierra Nevadas or Yosemite, while the redwoods are coastal

Sequoias are poor lumber trees, but redwoods are excellent for felling and building things.

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Level 70
Jan 7, 2020
Giant sequoias actually are a species of redwood. But they are different and much larger than the coastal redwoods that are usually associated with the word.
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Level 55
Jan 7, 2020
Put 1850 for the gold rush and Andrew for the fault. So close, and yet so far :-(
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Level 62
Jan 7, 2020
"In a cavern, in a canyon, excavaaaating for a mine,

Lived a miner, 49er, and his daughter, Clementine."

The song wouldn't work if the year was 50! Also I think there's some kind of major sports team named after it?

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Level 78
Jan 8, 2020
Accepts "Ahnold" for CA governor question! LOL!!!! Awesome!!!
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Level 56
Jan 14, 2020
I had absolutely no idea California had mountains let alone the largest in the contiguous US!
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Level 45
Mar 29, 2020
I might be being nitpicky but for countries that controlled California, I believe California itself was a independent republic prior to being annexed by the US. Albeit pretty briefly.
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2020
It wasn't. The so-called "Bear Republic" was a group of a couple hundred people that controlled less than 5% of the area of California for a period of less than a month.