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Fresno County, California: Quiz

  
  
  

Question 1: These ________ transformed the barren desert of Fresno County into rich soil, thus enabling extensive wheat farming in Fresno County.
CanalLock (water transport)InfrastructureLevee

Question 2: Fresno County is a Republican-leaning county, voting for President George W. Bush with 57% of the vote in 2004, although it remains closer in Senatorial races and voted for ________ in 2008.
John Edwards2008 Democratic National ConventionBarack Obama2004 Democratic National Convention

Question 3: Pinnacle Armor, maker of the ________
Heckler & Koch MP5Ballistic vestM4 carbineDragon Skin (body armor)

Question 4: The area now known as Fresno County, once a ________ steppe, was discovered by Spaniards during a search for suitable mission sites.
Semi-arid climateKöppen climate classificationOceanic climateUnited States

Question 5: ________ of the California Air National Guard
194th Fighter Squadron144th Fighter Wing111th Reconnaissance Squadron125th Fighter Wing

Question 6: Fresno County was generally Republican from the onset of the "roaring 1920s" until the Great Depression, when former President ________ forged the New Deal Coalition that the agrarian county identified with.
Lyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyFranklin D. RooseveltHarry S. Truman

Question 7: David Sunflower Seeds, now part of ________
ConAgra FoodsLuck's IncorporatedLibby'sBanquet Foods

Question 8: ________ - west
San Benito County, CaliforniaSanta Cruz County, CaliforniaSan Luis Obispo County, CaliforniaMonterey County, California

Question 9: At the same time residents brought irrigation, electricity, and extensive ________ to the area.
AgricultureOrganic farmingIntensive farmingSustainable agriculture

Question 10: From Fresno County's incorporation in 1849, it voted Democratic in every election until the 1904 election, when President ________ stood for re-election.
William Howard TaftCharles Evans HughesFrank KnoxTheodore Roosevelt
















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