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Question 1: Recent archeological studies show there was a seafaring culture in ________ in 8,000 B.C.
Los Angeles metropolitan areaSouthern CaliforniaGreater Los Angeles AreaLos Angeles

Question 2: The ________ of 1965 followed a minor traffic incident and lasted four days after decades of mistreatment to the blacks.
Watts Riots1992 Los Angeles riotsLos Angeles Police DepartmentLos Angeles

Question 3: Army General Stephen Watts Kearny and his guide ________.
American Old WestBuffalo BillBilly the KidKit Carson

Question 4: City Council member ________ was elected mayor in 2005, the first Latino elected to that office since the 1872.
Ron DellumsKevin JohnsonGavin NewsomAntonio Villaraigosa

Question 5: Two years later, he founded the ________.
Pacific Electric RailwayAmtrakSacramento Northern RailwayAtchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Question 6: Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the ________ in 1876.
United StatesTranscontinental railroadCanadian Pacific RailwayAmtrak

Question 7: In December, the Mexicans were again victorious at the ________ near present-day Escondido.
Battle of San PasqualBattle of La MesaBattle of Rio San GabrielMexican–American War

Question 8: In 1910, the century's first full-scale revolution took place in Baja California led by two factions, wealthy landowner ________ and the Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM).
Álvaro ObregónVictoriano HuertaFrancisco I. MaderoVenustiano Carranza

Question 9: They were part of a sophisticated group of trading partners that included the Chumash to the north, the ________ and Mojave to the east, and the Juaneños and Luiseños to the south.
Palm Springs, CaliforniaRiverside County, CaliforniaCoachella ValleyCahuilla

Question 10: The famed ________ of Los Angeles became a notable feature of the town, and the pace of the growth accelerated in the first decades of the 20th century.
Mexico CityUrban sprawlChicagoSuburb


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