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History of California to 1899: Quiz


Question 1: Between 1774 and 1791, the Crown sent forth a number of expeditions to further explore and settle ________ and the Pacific Northwest.
California Gold RushAlta CaliforniaMexican–American WarCalifornia Trail

Question 2: In addition to the presidio (royal fort) and pueblo (town), the misión was one of the three major agencies employed by the Spanish crown in an attempt to consolidate its ________ territories.
ColonialismPortuguese EmpireBritish EmpireSpanish Empire

Question 3: consul ________, stationed in Monterey, tried to keep peace between the Americans and the small Mexican military garrison commanded by José Castro.
Thomas O. LarkinJohn C. FrémontLos AngelesMariano Guadalupe Vallejo

Question 4: Tribes adapted to California's many ________.
ClimatePrecipitation (meteorology)RainMeteorology

Question 5: The law was overturned by the ________ as unconstitutional in 1952.
Oregon Supreme CourtColorado Supreme CourtSupreme Court of the United StatesSupreme Court of California

Question 6: Beginning in the early 1800s, fur trappers of the Russian Empire explored the West Coast, hunting for ________ pelts as far south as San Diego.
RaccoonPolar bearSea otterLion

Question 7: On January 28, 1847, Army lieutenant ________ and his army unit arrived in Monterey, California as American forces in the pipeline continued to stream into California.
Henry Wager HalleckPhilip SheridanWilliam Tecumseh ShermanUlysses S. Grant

Question 8: By the mid-1840s, the increased presence of Americans made the northern part of the California diverge from the southern part, where the Spanish-speaking "________" dominated.
Los AngelesCalifornioSan FranciscoMexican American

Question 9: The owners of these ranchos styled themselves after the ________ in Spain.
Landed gentryNobilityEnglandChinese nobility

Question 10: Human history in ________ begins with indigenous Americans first arriving in California some 13,000-15,000 years ago.
Sacramento, CaliforniaCaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos Angeles


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