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Question 1: Don Portolà served as a soldier in the Spanish army in ________ and Portugal.
RomeSicilyItalyFrance

Question 2: Portola (Plumas County), Portola Valley (San Mateo County), Portola Hills Elementary School (in Portola Hills), and the Portola Neighborhood of San Francisco were named for him, as was a middle school in El Cerrito (________), and a middle school in Tierrasanta (San Diego County).
Moraga, CaliforniaAlameda County, CaliforniaContra Costa County, CaliforniaMartinez, California

Question 3: He was commissioned ensign in 1734, and lieutenant in 1743, and died in either ________ or Spain in 1784.
Viceroyalty of New SpainSpanish EmpireSpanish East IndiesMexico

Question 4: In World War II the ________ liberty ship SS Gaspar de Portola was named in his honor.
CanadaAlaskaUnited StatesPhilippines

Question 5: Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716–1784) was a soldier, governor of Baja and ________ (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.
California Gold RushAlta CaliforniaCalifornia TrailMexican–American War

Question 6: Following the command of the king, the viceroy of ________ ordered the arrest and deportation of all Jesuits in missions and Don Gaspar de Portolà was charged with the expulsion of the Jesuits from Baja.
Spanish EmpireViceroyalty of New SpainMexicoSpanish East Indies

Question 7: After their arduous journeys, most of the men aboard ship were ill, chiefly from ________, and many had died.
VitaminScurvyObesityIron deficiency (medicine)

Question 8: A 9 ft (2.7 m) statue in ________ was sculpted by the Catalan sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs and his associate, Francesc Carulla.
Pacifica, CaliforniaSan Bruno, CaliforniaDaly City, CaliforniaMontara, California

Question 9: On June 3, 1770, they laid the beginnings of the ________ and founded the Presidio of Monterey.
Mission San JoséMission San Diego de AlcaláMission San Carlos Borromeo de CarmeloMission San Juan Capistrano

Question 10: By 1767, ________ missionaries on the peninsula of Baja California had established approximately twenty-three missions over a period of seventy-two years.
Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerConventual FranciscansSociety of JesusDominican Order







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