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Pvhs Arizona History Mid-term - Quiz

This test contains information from the PVHS Arizona History Coursework, from sections 1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many counties did Arizona originally  have?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      18

    • E.

      16

    Correct Answer
    C. 13
    Explanation
    Arizona originally had 13 counties.

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  • 2. 

    Who designed the Arizona State Flag?

    • A.

      Thomas Campbell

    • B.

      Janet Napolitano

    • C.

      Charles W. Harris

    • D.

      May B. Stewart

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles W. Harris
    Explanation
    Charles W. Harris is the correct answer because he was the designer of the Arizona State Flag.

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  • 3. 

    How many counties are there in Arizona today?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      16

    • E.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    There are 15 counties in Arizona today.

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  • 4. 

    What does the 1912 on the Great Seal of Arizona stand for

    • A.

      The year the Seal was designed

    • B.

      The year Arizona was named

    • C.

      The year Arizona became a state.

    • D.

      The year Arizona became a territory

    Correct Answer
    C. The year Arizona became a state.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The year Arizona became a state." The Great Seal of Arizona was designed in 1911 and adopted in 1912, which coincides with the year Arizona was admitted as the 48th state of the United States. The inclusion of the year on the seal symbolizes the importance and significance of Arizona's statehood.

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  • 5. 

    What does Ditat Deus mean?

    • A.

      "God's Riches"

    • B.

      "Riches from God"

    • C.

      "Enrichnes from God"

    • D.

      "God Enriches"

    Correct Answer
    D. "God Enriches"
    Explanation
    "Ditat Deus" is a Latin phrase that translates to "God Enriches." This phrase implies that God has the power to provide abundance and blessings, both material and spiritual, to individuals. It suggests that God is the source of enrichment and prosperity in one's life.

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  • 6. 

    Who added "Ditat Deus" to the seal of Arizona

    • A.

      Charles W. Harris

    • B.

      Richard Cunningham McCormick

    • C.

      Thomas Campbell

    • D.

      George Earlie Shankle

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Cunningham McCormick
    Explanation
    Richard Cunningham McCormick added the phrase "Ditat Deus" to the seal of Arizona.

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  • 7. 

    What are the foundational elements of the Arizona economy represented on the Seal of Arizona?

    • A.

      Cattle, cotton, canyons, climate, and copper

    • B.

      Cattle, cotton, citrus, carrots, and climate

    • C.

      Cattle, cotton, climate, canyons, and coal

    • D.

      Cattle, cotton, copper, citrus, and climate

    Correct Answer
    D. Cattle, cotton, copper, citrus, and climate
    Explanation
    The foundational elements of the Arizona economy represented on the Seal of Arizona are cattle, cotton, copper, citrus, and climate. These elements symbolize the key industries and resources that contribute to the state's economy. Cattle and cotton represent the agricultural sector, while copper represents the mining industry, which has been historically significant in Arizona. Citrus represents the state's thriving citrus industry, and climate represents the favorable weather conditions that support various economic activities in Arizona.

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  • 8. 

    Which river carved out what we know as the "Grand Canyon"?

    • A.

      Verde River

    • B.

      Gila River

    • C.

      Salt River

    • D.

      Colorado River

    Correct Answer
    D. Colorado River
    Explanation
    The Colorado River is the correct answer because it is the river that carved out the Grand Canyon over millions of years. The river's powerful flow and erosion processes gradually cut through the layers of rock, creating the iconic landscape we see today. Its immense force and continuous movement have shaped the canyon into one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world.

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  • 9. 

    How long is the Grand Canyon?

    • A.

      277 miles

    • B.

      227 miles

    • C.

      177 miles

    • D.

      317 miles

    Correct Answer
    A. 277 miles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 277 miles. The Grand Canyon is a massive natural wonder located in Arizona, USA. It stretches for approximately 277 miles in length, making it one of the longest canyons in the world. The canyon was formed by the Colorado River over millions of years, and its vast size and stunning geological formations make it a popular tourist destination.

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  • 10. 

    How deep is the deepest part of the Grand Canyon

    • A.

      1.23 KM

    • B.

      2.61 KM

    • C.

      1.55 KM

    • D.

      1.83 KM

    Correct Answer
    D. 1.83 KM
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.83 KM. The Grand Canyon is approximately 1.83 kilometers deep.

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  • 11. 

    Which President was involved in the preservation of the Grand Canyon National Park?

    • A.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • B.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C.

      Harry Truman

    • D.

      Woodrow Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. Theodore Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Theodore Roosevelt was involved in the preservation of the Grand Canyon National Park. During his presidency, he recognized the importance of protecting natural resources and established numerous national parks and monuments. In 1908, he declared the Grand Canyon a national monument, and later in 1919, it was designated as a national park. Roosevelt's conservation efforts played a significant role in preserving the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders for future generations to enjoy.

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  • 12. 

    The Grand Canyon is the Deepest Canyon in the World.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The Grand Canyon is the Deepest Canyon in the World" is false. While the Grand Canyon is indeed a deep and impressive canyon, it is not the deepest in the world. The title of the deepest canyon goes to the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon in Tibet, which is even deeper than the Grand Canyon. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 13. 

    The North rim of the Grand Canyon has a higher elevation than the South rim.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The North rim of the Grand Canyon is indeed at a higher elevation than the South rim. This is due to the geological formation of the canyon, where the Colorado River carved through the Colorado Plateau over millions of years. The North rim sits at an average elevation of 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), while the South rim is at an average elevation of 7,000 feet (2,134 meters). This difference in elevation contributes to variations in climate, vegetation, and overall landscape between the two rims of the Grand Canyon.

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  • 14. 

    The making of the Grand Canyon began approximately how many years ago?

    • A.

      5 million

    • B.

      11 million

    • C.

      17 million

    • D.

      21 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 17 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 17 million. This suggests that the making of the Grand Canyon started around 17 million years ago. The formation of the Grand Canyon is believed to have been a gradual process, primarily caused by the erosive force of the Colorado River over millions of years. This answer aligns with the geological consensus that the canyon's formation began around the Miocene epoch, which is estimated to be around 17 million years ago.

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  • 15. 

    Since 1870 approximately how many deaths have their been at the Grand Canyon?

    • A.

      500

    • B.

      600

    • C.

      700

    • D.

      400

    Correct Answer
    B. 600
    Explanation
    The answer is 600 because it is stated that since 1870, approximately 600 deaths have occurred at the Grand Canyon.

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  • 16. 

    The Territory of Arizona was created in what year?

    • A.

      1863

    • B.

      1864

    • C.

      1910

    • D.

      1912

    Correct Answer
    A. 1863
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1863. In that year, the Territory of Arizona was officially established by the U.S. Congress. This decision was made in order to create a separate territory for the western portion of the New Mexico Territory. The establishment of the Territory of Arizona played a significant role in the development and governance of the region, leading up to its eventual statehood in 1912.

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  • 17. 

    Territory of Arizona was admitted to the Union as the _____th state on February 14, 1912

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      48

    • D.

      58

    Correct Answer
    C. 48
    Explanation
    The territory of Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on February 14, 1912. This means that Arizona was the 48th state to be officially recognized and granted statehood in the United States.

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  • 18. 

    What is a Turquoise?

    • A.

      Opaque

    • B.

      Gem

    • C.

      Blue to-green mineral

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Turquoise is a blue to green mineral that is often used as a gemstone. It is known for its opaque appearance and is highly valued for its unique color. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as all the given options accurately describe turquoise.

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  • 19. 

    The Saguaro Blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that the Saguaro Blossom is indeed the State Wildflower of Arizona. This means that it has been officially designated as the representative flower of the state.

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  • 20. 

    ___________ is the largest city of Arizona and the State Capital.

    • A.

      Tucson

    • B.

      Yuma

    • C.

      Phoenix

    • D.

      Flagstaff

    Correct Answer
    C. Phoenix
    Explanation
    Phoenix is the correct answer because it is the largest city in Arizona and also serves as the state capital. Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff are other cities in Arizona, but they are not the largest or the state capital.

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  • 21. 

    ________________ lead the development of chain of missions and converted many of the Indians to Christianity.

    • A.

      Jefferson Davis

    • B.

      Father Kino

    • C.

      Marcos de Niza

    • D.

      Montezuma

    Correct Answer
    B. Father Kino
    Explanation
    Father Kino is the correct answer because he is known for leading the development of a chain of missions and converting many Native Americans to Christianity. He was a Jesuit missionary who worked extensively in the Sonoran Desert region, establishing missions and working to evangelize the indigenous population. His efforts in spreading Christianity and establishing missions played a significant role in the colonization and Christianization of the area.

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  • 22. 

    Who discovered gold along the north bank of the Hassayampa River south of Prescott?

    • A.

      Joseph R Walker

    • B.

      James H Carleton

    • C.

      William Hickling

    • D.

      Samuel Heintzelman

    Correct Answer
    A. Joseph R Walker
    Explanation
    Joseph R Walker is the correct answer because he is the one who discovered gold along the north bank of the Hassayampa River south of Prescott.

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  • 23. 

    At one point Arizona was the largest producer of cotton in the country.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Arizona being the largest producer of cotton in the country means that at a certain time, Arizona produced more cotton than any other state in the country. This suggests that Arizona had favorable conditions for cotton cultivation, such as suitable climate and soil, and a thriving cotton industry.

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  • 24. 

    Conflict with Native Americans: Who was the most famous civilian fighter of the 1860's?

    • A.

      John Baylor

    • B.

      Raphael Pumpelly

    • C.

      King S.Woolsey

    • D.

      John Noble Goodwin

    Correct Answer
    C. King S.Woolsey
    Explanation
    King S. Woolsey was the most famous civilian fighter of the 1860s due to his involvement in conflicts with Native Americans. Though the question does not provide specific details about his actions or achievements, it can be inferred that Woolsey played a significant role in fighting against Native American tribes during this period.

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  • 25. 

    What is the Demonym for the U.S.A.

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      American

    • C.

      Americas

    • D.

      English

    Correct Answer
    B. American
    Explanation
    The correct answer is American because it is the demonym used to refer to people or things from the United States of America.

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  • 26. 

    What is the Scientific name for the Arizona Tree Frog?

    • A.

      Hyla eximias

    • B.

      Hyla eximian

    • C.

      Hyla eximia

    • D.

      Hyla eximiad

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyla eximia
    Explanation
    The scientific name for the Arizona Tree Frog is Hyla eximia.

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  • 27. 

    How long is the Cactus Wren?

    • A.

      5-7 inches

    • B.

      7-9 inches

    • C.

      9-11 inches

    • D.

      11-13 inches

    Correct Answer
    B. 7-9 inches
    Explanation
    The Cactus Wren is typically 7-9 inches long. This measurement refers to the length of the bird's body, from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail. The Cactus Wren is a medium-sized bird known for its distinctive long tail and curved beak. Its size allows it to navigate and forage for food within its desert habitat, where it can be found perched on cacti or hopping along the ground.

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  • 28. 

    The Male Cactus Wren looks very different from the Female.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that the male and female Cactus Wrens look very different from each other. However, this is not true. In reality, male and female Cactus Wrens look very similar to each other, with only minor differences in size and coloration. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 29. 

    The Cactus Wren is only common in Arizona.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false because the Cactus Wren is not only common in Arizona. While it is true that the Cactus Wren is commonly found in Arizona, it is also found in other states such as California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. Therefore, the statement that the Cactus Wren is only common in Arizona is incorrect.

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  • 30. 

    What is the scientific name for the Blue Palo Verde?

    • A.

      Parkinsonia cercidium

    • B.

      Parkinsonia aculeata

    • C.

      Parkinsonia florida

    • D.

      Parkinsonia microphylla

    Correct Answer
    C. Parkinsonia florida
    Explanation
    The scientific name for the Blue Palo Verde is Parkinsonia florida.

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  • 31. 

    The Arizona flag was identified as the best flag on the continent ranking 6th if 72 American flags.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that the Arizona flag was ranked 6th out of 72 American flags, implying that it was identified as the best flag on the continent. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 32. 

    Arizona has an average annual rainfall of how many inches?

    • A.

      8.2

    • B.

      12.7

    • C.

      15.3

    • D.

      11.1

    Correct Answer
    B. 12.7
    Explanation
    Arizona has an average annual rainfall of 12.7 inches. This means that, on average, Arizona receives 12.7 inches of rainfall per year.

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  • 33. 

    The first USS Arizona (1858) was completed in what year?

    • A.

      1858

    • B.

      1859

    • C.

      1860

    • D.

      1861

    Correct Answer
    B. 1859
    Explanation
    The first USS Arizona (1858) was completed in the year 1859.

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  • 34. 

    In what year was the USS Arizona seized and renamed Caroline?

    • A.

      1860

    • B.

      1861

    • C.

      1862

    • D.

      1863

    Correct Answer
    C. 1862
    Explanation
    In 1862, the USS Arizona was seized and renamed Caroline.

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  • 35. 

    What was the original name of the second USS Arizona?

    • A.

      USS Neshaminy

    • B.

      USS Philadelphia

    • C.

      USS Parrott

    • D.

      USS New York

    Correct Answer
    A. USS Neshaminy
    Explanation
    The original name of the second USS Arizona was USS Neshaminy.

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  • 36. 

    What was the original name of the third USS Arizona

    • A.

      USS Neshaminy

    • B.

      USS New York

    • C.

      USS Arizona

    • D.

      USS Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    C. USS Arizona
    Explanation
    The original name of the third USS Arizona was USS Arizona.

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  • 37. 

    Which ship sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941?

    • A.

      USS Neshaminy (1869)

    • B.

      USS Caroline (1858)

    • C.

      USS Arizona (BB-39)

    Correct Answer
    C. USS Arizona (BB-39)
    Explanation
    The USS Arizona (BB-39) is the correct answer because it was one of the battleships that was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The ship was hit by multiple bombs, causing explosions and fires that ultimately led to its sinking. The attack on Pearl Harbor marked the entry of the United States into World War II.

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  • 38. 

    Temperatures have been known to exceed 135 °F in desert areas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Temperatures have not been known to exceed 135 °F in desert areas.

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  • 39. 

    Who is the Governor of Arizona?

    • A.

      Sandra day O'Conner

    • B.

      Janet Napolitano

    • C.

      Jan Brewer

    • D.

      Berry Goldwater

    Correct Answer
    C. Jan Brewer
    Explanation
    Jan Brewer is the correct answer because she served as the Governor of Arizona. She was the 22nd Governor of Arizona, serving from 2009 to 2015. Brewer is known for her tough stance on immigration and her involvement in controversial policies such as SB 1070, which aimed to crack down on illegal immigration in the state.

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  • 40. 

    Fire Agate is characterised by its _______________.

    • A.

      Wight and color

    • B.

      Grain and dark colors

    • C.

      Fineness grain and brithness color

    • D.

      Bright colors and shape

    Correct Answer
    C. Fineness grain and brithness color
    Explanation
    Fire Agate is a type of gemstone that is known for its unique characteristics. It is characterized by its fineness grain and brightness color. The fineness grain refers to the small and intricate patterns that can be seen on the surface of the stone, giving it a distinct texture. The brightness color refers to the vibrant and vivid hues that are often displayed by Fire Agate, ranging from reds and oranges to greens and blues. These two characteristics combined make Fire Agate a highly sought-after gemstone for its beauty and visual appeal.

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  • 41. 

    How many school districts operate independently in Arizona? 

    • A.

      110

    • B.

      220

    • C.

      310

    • D.

      210

    Correct Answer
    B. 220
    Explanation
    There are 220 school districts that operate independently in Arizona.

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  • 42. 

    Who is the Superintendent of Public Instruction?

    • A.

      Joe Hart

    • B.

      John Huppenthal

    • C.

      Ken Bennett

    • D.

      Dean Martin

    Correct Answer
    B. John Huppenthal
    Explanation
    John Huppenthal is the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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  • 43. 

    It takes more than 100 years for wood to petrify and become stone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Wood does not petrify and become stone in over 100 years. Petrification is a process that occurs over thousands or even millions of years, where organic material like wood is slowly replaced by minerals, turning it into stone. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 44. 

    What gives petrified wood its color?

    • A.

      Manganese

    • B.

      Iron

    • C.

      Copper

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Petrified wood gets its color from various minerals that replace the organic materials during the petrification process. Manganese can give it a brown, black, or yellow color, iron can give it a red or brown color, and copper can give it a green or blue color. Therefore, all of these minerals can contribute to the coloration of petrified wood.

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  • 45. 

    Arizona is __________ square miles in size.

    • A.

      100,810

    • B.

      112,000

    • C.

      118,000

    • D.

      121,810

    Correct Answer
    C. 118,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 118,000. This answer represents the size of Arizona in square miles.

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  • 46. 

    "Gadsonia" and "Primeria " were originally considered  a few of the names for the territory now called Arizona.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "Gadsonia" and "Primeria" were indeed considered as names for the territory that is now known as Arizona. These names were used during the Spanish colonial period when explorers and settlers were naming and claiming territories in the New World. However, ultimately the name "Arizona" was chosen and has been used since then to refer to the region.

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  • 47. 

    From statehood through the late _______, Arizona was primarily dominated by the Democratic party.

    • A.

      1940s

    • B.

      1950s

    • C.

      1960s

    • D.

      1970s

    Correct Answer
    A. 1940s
    Explanation
    From statehood through the late 1940s, Arizona was primarily dominated by the Democratic party.

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  • 48. 

    Arizona state neckwear is?

    • A.

      Scarf

    • B.

      Bandana

    • C.

      Bolo tie

    • D.

      Silver Chain

    Correct Answer
    C. Bolo tie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bolo tie. In Arizona, the Bolo tie is considered a traditional and iconic neckwear. It is a type of necktie that consists of a cord or braided leather with decorative metal tips, typically featuring a unique design or gemstone. Bolo ties are often worn with formal attire or as a statement accessory in Arizona, reflecting the state's cultural heritage and Western influence. Scarves, bandanas, and silver chains are not specifically associated with Arizona state neckwear.

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  • 49. 

    The suguaro cactus can be found only in Arizona and California.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "False" is that the statement is incorrect. The suguaro cactus can be found not only in Arizona and California but also in parts of Mexico. Therefore, it is not limited to just those two states.

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  • 50. 

    The former Supreme Court Justice is?

    • A.

      Dennis DeConcini

    • B.

      Barry Goldwater

    • C.

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • D.

      Bruce Babbitt

    Correct Answer
    C. Sandra Day O'Connor
    Explanation
    Sandra Day O'Connor is the correct answer because she was the first woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice in the United States. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and served on the Court until her retirement in 2006. O'Connor was known for her moderate conservative views and played a crucial role in several landmark cases during her tenure on the Court.

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