U.S. State General Knowledge #1 - California

Guess the following facts about California, USA
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Politics
Capital
Sacramento
Official nickname
The Golden State
Abbreviation
CA
U.S. senators for California (D)
Dianne Feinstein
Kamala Harris
County just south of the biggest city
Orange County
Only president born in California
Richard Nixon
Actor and 33rd Governor
Ronald Reagan
Current Governor of California
Gavin Newsom
 
 
 
 
The Five Biggest Cities
3,972,000
Los Angeles
1,395,000
San Diego
1,027,000
San Jose
865,000
San Francisco
520,000
Fresno
 
 
 
 
Geography
Longest river
Colorado River
Largest lakes
Salton Sea
Lake Tahoe
Highest mountain
Mount Whitney
Mountain range where ^ is located
Sierra Nevada
Tech region in the southern Bay Area
Silicon Valley
One of the hottest places on Earth
Death Valley
Lowest point
Badwater Basin
Neighboring states
Arizona
Nevada
Oregon
Neighboring country
Mexico
 
 
 
 
Sports Teams from California
MLB
Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
NBA
Los Angeles Clippers
Sacramento Kings
Los Angeles Lakers
Golden State Warriors
NFL
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Chargers
Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Rams
NHL
Anaheim Ducks
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
History
Year of Statehood
1850
First European nation to colonize California
Spain
"Royal road" connecting 21 missions
El Camino Real
Party which failed to reach California in 1846
Donner Party
First railroad which connected
California with the rest of the US
Transcontinental
Railroad
It started in 1848 at Sutter's Mill
Gold Rush
What was found in L.A. in the 1920s?
Oil
Which natural disaster happened in 1906?
Earthquake
First road to connect West and East Coast
Lincoln Highway
1955: This resort opens his gates in Anaheim
Disneyland
District of SF and origin of the hippie culture
Haight-Ashbury
California is suffering from this since 2011
droughts / wildfires
Governor from 2003-2011
Arnold
Schwarzenegger
Police brutality against him started the 1992 riots
Rodney King
 
 
National Parks of California
Channel Islands
Death Valley
Joshua Tree
Kings Canyon
Lassen Volcanic
Pinnacles
Redwood
Sequoia
Yosemite
 
 
15 Famous Californians (& Bands)
Actress, Friends
Jennifer Aniston
One of the most successful golfers of all time
Tiger Woods
This juicy NFL player was imprisoned for 9 years
O.J. Simpson
They came straight outta Compton
N.W.A
Wrote about "Okies" who searched
better lives in California
John Steinbeck
He was Jack in Titanic
Leonardo diCaprio
Famous for his yellow journalism,
there‘s a castle on the Central Coast
William R. Hearst
Italian-American baseball center fielder,
known for his hitting streak
Joe DiMaggio
Co-founder of Apple, died in 2011
Steve Jobs
The Fast and the Furious, died in a car accident
Paul Walker
They sang about a hotel in California
The Eagles
Film star and sex symbol of the 50s
Marilyn Monroe
One of the most iconic Western actors
Clint Eastwood
NE Quarterback with six rings
Tom Brady
Actor known as The Rock
Dwayne Johnson
 
 
Some Other Interesting Facts
Which country‘s culture
would you encounter in Solvang?
the Danish
Famous road along the coast
State Route 1
City where the Rose Bowl takes place
Pasadena
Which city marks the end of Route 66?
Santa Monica
State motto
Eureka!
Longest Interstate in the state
I-5
Alphabetically last "town" in the U.S.
Zzyzx
Most famous bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Most famous prison
Alcatraz
Home of the U.S. film industry
Hollywood
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Level 60
Jan 30, 2018
I mean technically, Alcatraz is no longer a prison... But I got what you meant.