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California History - Part 1

A short, but not so easy quiz about California history. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which explorer first discovered California in 1542?

  • Sir Frances Drake
  • João Rodrigues Cabrillo
  • Ponce de Leon

2

When was gold first discovered in California?

  • 1848
  • 1849
  • 1850

3

Where was gold first discovered in California?

  • Sutter’s Farm
  • Sutter’s Fort
  • Sutter’s Mill

4

What was the name of the original railroad in California that was part of the Transcontinental Railroad?

  • Northern Pacific
  • Central Pacific
  • Union Pacific

5

Who was San Francisco named after?

  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • Saint Francis of Assisi

6

Which one of these cities did not have an original mission in or near it?

  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Clara

7

In which river was gold first discovered in California?

  • American
  • Sacramento
  • San Joaquin

8

What year did the Golden Gate Bridge open?

  • 1933
  • 1935
  • 1937

9

When did Sacramento become the permanent capital of California?

  • 1854
  • 1869
  • 1876

10

In what year did the largest earthquake in California occur?

  • 1857
  • 1906
  • 1994

 

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