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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Quiz


Question 1: As North and South America connected about 3 million years ago, terrestrial faunal migrations on a continental scale, the ________, are evidenced by Anza-Borrego's fossils.
JaguarCougarCarnivoraGreat American Interchange

Question 2: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is one of 55 California State Parks with ________ access in one or more areas.
Satellite Internet accessWiMAXWi-FiBluetooth

Question 3: The oldest terrestrial vertebrate fossils from the Colorado Desert predate the late ________ invasion of the Sea of Cortez.
PlioceneGeologic time scaleMioceneLanghian

Question 4: Fossil assemblages from the classic Imperial Formation include calcareous nanoplankton and dinoflagellates, foraminifera, ________, polychaetes, clams, gastropods, urchins and sand dollars, and crabs and shrimp.
ScleractiniaGorgonianCoral reefCoral

Question 5: Through time, the sea gave way as an immense volume of sediment eroded during the formation of the ________ spilled into the Salton Trough.
Glen Canyon National Recreation AreaGrand CanyonLake Mead National Recreation AreaColorado Plateau

Question 6: The Trough extends north from the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) to San Gorgonio Pass, and from the eastern rim of the Peninsular Ranges east to the ________ Zone.
San FranciscoSan Andreas FaultSan Francisco Bay AreaOakland, California

Question 7: The park is named after Spanish explorer ________ and the Spanish word borrego, for bighorn sheep.
San FranciscoSan Jose, CaliforniaCaliforniaJuan Bautista de Anza

Question 8: Pacific Railroad Exploration commissioned by Congress and President ________ to find a railway route to the Pacific.
James BuchananJames K. PolkFranklin PierceFranklin D. Roosevelt

Question 9: A patient few observers each year see and count them, to study the population decline of this ________ responding to human encroachment and human overpopulation.
Endangered speciesCheetahTigerPolar bear

Question 10: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a state protected land located in Southern California primarily within eastern San Diego County, with portions within Imperial and ________.
Riverside, CaliforniaRiverside County, CaliforniaSan Bernardino County, CaliforniaSan Bernardino, California


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