Can You Answer 12 California History Questions?

How much do you know about California? Test your knowledge on the state!
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In 1911, the flag of California was adopted with a picture of what type of animal on it?
Bear
Mountain Lion
Beaver
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What specific color is the Golden Gate Bridge traditionally painted?
California Gold
International Orange
Brick House
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In what year was California's famous gold rush?
1845
1849
1854
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In what year did California join the Union?
1825
1850
1875
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Who was the only US President to be born in California?
Ronald Reagan
Herbert Hoover
Richard Nixon
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In 2003, what former actor became the Governor of California?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Al Pacino
Mel Gibson
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In 1850, before the capital city was chosen as Sacramento, what city did the state's legislation meet in?
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Jose
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What state park in California was established on October 1, 1890?
Yosemite
Redwood
Yellowstone
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In what decade did California surpass New York as the most populated state in the country?
1910's
1940's
1960's
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Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, what city was home to the Lakers?
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
St. Louis
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The Teapot Dome Scandal, which involved two petroleum reserves in California, is most commonly known as corrupting which President's term?
Herbert Hoover
Warren Harding
Calvin Coolidge
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Question 12/12

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What is the only city in the United States to have hosted the Summer Olympics twice?
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco
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You don't know much on California, but you should look into it, the state has a lot of rich history!

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You got a few of the easy ones, but still missing some key California history facts!

B+, Intermediate

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You must have been born and raised in California because you did great on this quiz!

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1
In 1911, the flag of California was adopted with a picture of what type of animal on it?
Bear
Mountain Lion
Beaver
2
What specific color is the Golden Gate Bridge traditionally painted?
California Gold
International Orange
Brick House
3
In what year was California's famous gold rush?
1845
1849
1854
4
In what year did California join the Union?
1825
1850
1875
5
Who was the only US President to be born in California?
Ronald Reagan
Herbert Hoover
Richard Nixon
6
In 2003, what former actor became the Governor of California?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Al Pacino
Mel Gibson
7
In 1850, before the capital city was chosen as Sacramento, what city did the state's legislation meet in?
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Jose
8
What state park in California was established on October 1, 1890?
Yosemite
Redwood
Yellowstone
9
In what decade did California surpass New York as the most populated state in the country?
1910's
1940's
1960's
10
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, what city was home to the Lakers?
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
St. Louis
11
The Teapot Dome Scandal, which involved two petroleum reserves in California, is most commonly known as corrupting which President's term?
Herbert Hoover
Warren Harding
Calvin Coolidge
12
What is the only city in the United States to have hosted the Summer Olympics twice?
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco