How Well Do You Know California?

Go West! Test your knowledge of The Golden State with these 12 trivia questions.
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fineartamerica.com
California boasts the tallest mountain in the 48 contiguous US states. What is it?
Mount St. Helens
Mount McKinley
Mount Whitney
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California also boasts the hottest/dryest place in the United States. What is it?
Death Valley
San Fernando Valley
Inland Empire
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What is the capital city of California?
Los Angeles
San Jose
Sacramento
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ucsb.edu
What is the state motto of California?
Go West!
All That Glitters Is Gold
Eureka!
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cvsflags.com
What is the state tree of California?
Oak
Orange
Redwood
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wikimedia.org
In what year did California become a state?
1825
1850
1875
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Question 7/12

staticflickr.com
Since its opening in 1937, approximately how many people have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge?
50
1,200
4,600
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best-california-beach.com
Alcatraz prison was closed in what year?
1939
1963
1987
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Question 9/12

socalregion.com
According to the 2010 Census, what is the approximate population of California?
37 million
44 million
55 million
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Question 10/12

topocreator.com
How many US states share a border with California?
3
4
5
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How many Major League Baseball teams does California have?
3
4
5
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Question 12/12

inhabitat.com
What is the chemical symbol of the element Californium?
Cf
Ca
Cm
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Tumbleweed...

C+, Death Valley

getoutgetlost.com
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I'm going going, back back, to Cali Cali...

B+, Cali!

wordpress.com
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Eureka! You've hit gold! Congrats on getting all or most of these right. Welcome to the Golden State.

A+, You're Golden!

wikimedia.org
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1
California boasts the tallest mountain in the 48 contiguous US states. What is it?
Mount St. Helens
Mount McKinley
Mount Whitney
2
California also boasts the hottest/dryest place in the United States. What is it?
Death Valley
San Fernando Valley
Inland Empire
3
What is the capital city of California?
Los Angeles
San Jose
Sacramento
4
What is the state motto of California?
Go West!
All That Glitters Is Gold
Eureka!
5
What is the state tree of California?
Oak
Orange
Redwood
6
In what year did California become a state?
1825
1850
1875
7
Since its opening in 1937, approximately how many people have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge?
50
1,200
4,600
8
Alcatraz prison was closed in what year?
1939
1963
1987
9
According to the 2010 Census, what is the approximate population of California?
37 million
44 million
55 million
10
How many US states share a border with California?
3
4
5
11
How many Major League Baseball teams does California have?
3
4
5
12
What is the chemical symbol of the element Californium?
Cf
Ca
Cm