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California Trivia - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What does California produce 17 million gallons of each per year?

    • A.

      Oil

    • B.

      Sun Screen

    • C.

      Wine

    • D.

      Milk

    Correct Answer
    C. Wine
    Explanation
    California is known for its wine production, particularly in regions such as Napa Valley and Sonoma County. With its favorable climate and fertile soil, California produces a significant amount of wine each year. The state's wine industry is renowned globally, and it contributes a substantial portion to the overall wine production in the United States. Therefore, it is plausible that California produces 17 million gallons of wine per year.

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  • 2. 

    Which child star and U.S. ambassador is also a Santa Monica native?

    • A.

      Lana Turner

    • B.

      Shirley Temple Black

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      Gary Coleman

    Correct Answer
    B. Shirley Temple Black
    Explanation
    Shirley Temple Black is the correct answer because she was a child star and U.S. ambassador who was also born in Santa Monica. She began her acting career at a young age and gained fame for her roles in films such as "Bright Eyes" and "Curly Top." After retiring from acting, she went on to serve as a U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

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  • 3. 

    What city in San Bernardino County is home of the annual Grubstakes Days and Starry Nights Festival?

    • A.

      Yucca Valley

    • B.

      Victorville

    • C.

      Santa Barbara

    • D.

      Palm Springs

    Correct Answer
    A. Yucca Valley
    Explanation
    Yucca Valley is the correct answer because it is the city in San Bernardino County that hosts the annual Grubstakes Days and Starry Nights Festival. This festival is a popular event in Yucca Valley that celebrates the local community and culture.

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  • 4. 

    Which California beach town hosts the Pageant of the Masters?

    • A.

      Laguna Beach

    • B.

      Huntington Beach

    • C.

      Newport Beach

    • D.

      Long Beach

    Correct Answer
    A. Laguna Beach
    Explanation
    The Pageant of the Masters is hosted by Laguna Beach.

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  • 5. 

    Which city is considered the county seat of Orange County?

    • A.

      Newport Beach

    • B.

      Anaheim

    • C.

      City Of Orange

    • D.

      Santa Ana

    Correct Answer
    D. Santa Ana
    Explanation
    Santa Ana is considered the county seat of Orange County. The county seat is the administrative center of the county where government offices and courts are located. In the case of Orange County, Santa Ana is the city where the county government operates and where the main courthouse is situated.

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  • 6. 

    Which California funk band had a guitarist and fellow schoolmate overdose on heroin?

    • A.

      Stone Temple Pilots

    • B.

      Nirvana

    • C.

      Ugly Kid Joe

    • D.

      Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Correct Answer
    D. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band had a guitarist named Hillel Slovak who tragically died of a heroin overdose in 1988. Slovak was a founding member of the band and attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles with the other members. His death had a profound impact on the band and they dedicated their next album, "Mother's Milk," to his memory.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is not a real place in California?

    • A.

      Cool

    • B.

      Rescue

    • C.

      Reta

    • D.

      Blythe

    Correct Answer
    C. Reta
    Explanation
    Reta is not a real place in California. The other options, Cool, Rescue, and Blythe, are all actual places in California.

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  • 8. 

    Which is the state flower of California?

    • A.

      Golden Poppy

    • B.

      Tulip

    • C.

      Huckleberry

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    A. Golden Poppy
    Explanation
    The state flower of California is the Golden Poppy. This flower is also known as the California Poppy and is native to the state. It is a vibrant orange flower that blooms in the spring and is commonly found in fields and along roadsides throughout California. The Golden Poppy was officially designated as the state flower in 1903 due to its prevalence and beauty in the state.

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  • 9. 

    When did California achieve statehood in the USA?

    • A.

      6-Jan-12

    • B.

      September 9, 1850

    • C.

      November 2, 1889

    • D.

      June 15, 1836

    Correct Answer
    B. September 9, 1850
    Explanation
    California achieved statehood in the USA on September 9, 1850. This date marks the official admission of California as the 31st state of the United States. Prior to this, California was under Mexican rule, but following the Mexican-American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, it became a territory of the United States. The California statehood was a significant event in the westward expansion of the United States and played a crucial role in shaping the history and development of the American West.

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  • 10. 

    Which hotel is not located in California?

    • A.

      Drake

    • B.

      Del Coronado

    • C.

      Furama

    • D.

      Ahwahnee

    Correct Answer
    A. Drake
    Explanation
    Drake is not located in California. The other three options, Del Coronado, Furama, and Ahwahnee, are all hotels that are known to be located in California.

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  • 11. 

    Where did the first movie theater open in April, 1907?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Sacramento

    • C.

      Malibu

    • D.

      Hollywood

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    The first movie theater opened in April 1907 in Los Angeles. This city has a rich history in the film industry and is often referred to as the entertainment capital of the world. It is home to Hollywood, which is synonymous with the movie-making industry. Therefore, it is not surprising that the first movie theater was established in Los Angeles, as it was the hub of the film industry at that time.

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  • 12. 

    What title did California's Kennedy Mine obtain in the 1850's?

    • A.

      The Deepest In The World

    • B.

      The Richest In The U.S.

    • C.

      The Richest In The World

    • D.

      The Best Mine In California

    Correct Answer
    C. The Richest In The World
    Explanation
    During the 1850s, California's Kennedy Mine obtained the title of "The Richest In The World." This suggests that the mine was incredibly profitable and yielded an abundant amount of valuable resources. It implies that the Kennedy Mine surpassed all other mines in terms of wealth and productivity, making it a significant player in the mining industry during that time period.

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  • 13. 

    Who is featured on California's commemorative quarter, released in 2005?

    • A.

      An Unnamed Gold Miner

    • B.

      Sebastian Viscaino

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      John Muir

    Correct Answer
    D. John Muir
    Explanation
    John Muir is featured on California's commemorative quarter, released in 2005. John Muir was a famous environmentalist and naturalist who played a significant role in the conservation movement in the United States. He was instrumental in the establishment of national parks, including Yosemite National Park, and was a strong advocate for the preservation of wilderness areas. His work and dedication to protecting the environment made him a fitting choice to be featured on California's commemorative quarter.

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