Proficient Level Review 12 May 2017 "Quest"

11 Questions
Los Angeles Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Place each of the following descriptions about Silicon Valley with the correct Geography Theme
    • A. Many people went to Silicon Valley for higher-paying jobs, and greater opportunities, such as starting a technology company
    • A.
    • B. Silicon Valley is just south of San Francisco; the city of San Jose is the main city of Silicon Valley
    • B.
    • C. Silicon Valley has many technology jobs, is accessible by water, air, and road, and encourages imagination
    • C.
    • D. Silicon Valley is in the "Bay Area"
    • D.
    • E. Much of Silicon Valley was built on what used to be farmland; many more landfills were needed due to far more garbage being created
    • E.
  • 2. 
    Correctly match each description with Richard Nixon's main character traits
    • A. Nixon wanted to amass as much power as possible as President
    • A.
    • B. Nixon was very paranoid
    • B.
    • C. Nixon was a very hard worker
    • C.
    • D. Nixon wanted to be loved by all
    • D.
    • E. Nixon was a born leader
    • E.
  • 3. 
    All of the following statements about the disaster at Love Canal (Niagara Falls, New York) are true except:
    • A. 

      The Federal Government knew, before the area's citizens did, that toxic chemicals were being illegally disposed of in the neighborhoods

    • B. 

      Housewives kidnapped Environmental Protection Agents, protesting that the National Government should relocate them

    • C. 

      The property values of homes in the area plummeted, since no one wanted to live in an area that was negatively affected by toxic chemicals

    • D. 

      Many people in the area, especially children and the elderly, developed very serious, life-threatening illnesses due to the toxic chemicals

  • 4. 
    All of the following statements are true about the disaster at Three Mile Island except:
    • A. 

      The movie "The China Syndrome", starring Jane Fonda, was based on the disaster at Three Mile Island

    • B. 

      The disaster basically started due to a plumbing problem - there wasn't any water cooling down the reactor

    • C. 

      Officials released the pressure in the reactor by allowing steam to escape; that steam had small levels of radioactivity

    • D. 

      The melt-down went through 40% of the thick iron floor beneath the reactor

  • 5. 
    In the early-1980s, "Valley Girls" originated in which of the following areas in Los Angeles County?
    • A. 

      The San Fernando Valley

    • B. 

      Orange County

    • C. 

      The Santa Clarita Valley

    • D. 

      Long Beach

  • 6. 
    All of the following statements are true about "New Coke" except:
    • A. 

      Coca-Cola executives confirmed that consumers wanted them to replace the "Original Formula"

    • B. 

      Coca-Cola brought back the "Original Formula" about 3 months after introducing "New Coke"

    • C. 

      The "Pepsi Challenge" made Coca-Cola executives very uneasy and nervous

    • D. 

      The Top Two Coca-Cola Executives received large bonuses after bringing back the "Original Formula"

  • 7. 
    All of the following statements are true about the "Miracle on Ice" except:
    • A. 

      The U.S. defeated the USSR 4 - 3 in the Gold Medal Game

    • B. 

      The U.S. had to protect its one-goal lead for the last ten minutes of the game v. the USSR

    • C. 

      The USSR head coach replaced the world's best goalkeeper after the first period

    • D. 

      The only goal that the U.S. Team Captain scored was the game-winning goal against the USSR

  • 8. 
    All of the following statements are true about the Attempted Assassination of President Ronald Reagan except:
    • A. 

      The shooter fired his handgun four times before the Secret Service tackled him to the ground

    • B. 

      In addition to the president being shot, others were wounded as well, including Reagan's Press Secretary

    • C. 

      President Reagan had to be re-admitted to the hospital, and almost died, because he went back to work too soon

    • D. 

      President Reagan was joking around before and after his surgery

  • 9. 
    All of the following statements are true about the Challenger Disaster except:
    • A. 

      The civilian on board the Challenger was a young man in his 20s - his dad was an Apollo astronaut

    • B. 

      A faulty "O-Ring" (gasket) allowed fuel to escape shortly after lift-off, causing the deadly explosion

    • C. 

      The overnight temperatures at Cape Canaveral, Florida were in the 20s the night before lift-off

    • D. 

      NASA officials believed that they had all the answers, and that nothing could ever go wrong with their Space Shuttle Missions

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Delegated too much authority to others, instead of paying attention to the details himself

    • B. 

      Tended to focus on what was wrong in America, instead of what was right in the nation

    • C. 

      Decided to allow the former Shah of Iran into the United States

    • D. 

      Was elected President because he was a Democrat, and nationally unknown

  • 11. 
    The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in the late-1980s was best symbolized by:
    • A. 

      The Berlin Wall being torn down by East & West German citizens

    • B. 

      The rise to power of Mikhail Gorbachev in the USSR

    • C. 

      The Election of George Bush (the Elder) as President in 1988

    • D. 

      Reagan's idea of creating weaponized satellites to orbit the Earth (a.k.a. "Star Wars")