Trivia - California

This California trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and share these California facts with friends.
1. The official nickname of California is ________.
a) The Sunshine State b) The Golden State c) The Bay State

2. What is the capital of California?
a) Los Angeles b) San Francisco c) San Diego d) Sacramento

3. Due to its geographical location, California is prone to this type of natural disaster.
a) Tsunami b) Earthquake c) Hurricane d) Tornado

4. Before the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, California was a territory of which country?
a) Britain b) Spain c) Mexico d) Canada e) France

5. What is a distinct feature of California's state flag? 
a) Image of two deers and an eagle
b) Image of a white buffalo
c) Image of a bear
d) Image of a bald eagle

6. Based on recent election results, the political trend in California can be described as ________.
a) Moderate/Independent b) Liberal c) Conservative

7. Located in the Los Angeles region, Hollywood is considered the capital of which industry?
a) Entertainment/Film b) Fashion c) Technology d) Energy

8. True or False. According to California's laws, the governor (the state's highest elected official) can only be removed from office (before end of term) by impeachment.

9. In the earliest days of California (as a U.S. territory), many people were drawn to the state by the prospect of ______.
a) Jobs b) Oil c) Diamond d) Gold

10. Which of the following is the official state flower of California?
a) Wild rose b) Golden poppy c) Orange blossom d) Dogwood

11. What is the title of a John Steinbeck's novel that chronicles one family's migration from Oklahoma (in the aftermath of the Dust Bowl) to California and their subsequent hardships?
a) East of Eden b) Of Mice and Men c) In Dubious Battle d) The Grapes of Wrath

12. True or False. California is the most populous state in the United States.

Answer Key:
1)b 2)d 3)b 4)c 5)c 6)b 7)a 8)F 9)d 10)b 11)d 12)T

Master - 12 correct answers
Expert - 10 to 11 correct answers
Intermediate - 7 to 9 correct
Beginner - 4 to 6 correct
Novice - Less than 4 correct

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