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Donner Lake: Quiz


Question 1: [1] The historic route of U.S. 40 follows the northern shoreline, then climbs to ________ from where the entire lake may be viewed.
CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaDonner PassSierra Nevada (U.S.)

Question 2: Both the lake and the pass were named after the unfortunate ________, which spent its fateful winter near the lake in 1846.
Hastings CutoffDonner PartyDonner Party timelineCalifornia Trail

Question 3: The lake is located in the town of Truckee, sandwiched between ________ to the north and Schallenberger Ridge to the south.
Interstate 76 (east)Interstate 79Interstate Highway SystemInterstate 80

Question 4: A moraine serves as a natural ________ for the lake.
DamHydroelectricityHydropowerWater turbine

Question 5: Fisherman use downriggers and troll with plugs for Kokanee Salmon and ________ in order to catch the trophy sized Lake Trout.
Atlantic salmonCoho salmonChinook salmonRainbow trout

Question 6: The Park features the Pioneer Monument, welcoming visitors year round, which was built to commemorate the ________ traveling to California from the east in the mid-1800s.
California TrailHastings CutoffDonner PartyDonner Party timeline

Question 7: Donner Lake is a freshwater lake in northeast ________ on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of the much larger Lake Tahoe.
Sacramento, CaliforniaLos AngelesCaliforniaSan Jose, California

Question 8: There is also a good population of Rainbow and ________ as well as Kokanee Salmon.
Atlantic salmonRainbow troutBrook troutBrown trout


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