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Question 1: It was on this date that John D. Sloat, Commodore in the ________, raised the U.S. flag over the Monterey Custom House and claimed California for the United States.
United States armed forcesUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardUnited States Navy

Question 2: [9] Some of the most prominent painters in the United States, such as ________, Xavier Martinez, Mary DeNeale Morgan and C.
John Henry TwachtmanChilde HassamJ. Alden WeirWilliam Merritt Chase

Question 3: In Steinbeck's book Sweet Thursday, a chapter is dedicated to describing a (probably fictional) rivalry that arose among the town's residents over the game of ________.
RoqueRoque at the 1904 Summer OlympicsCroquetFlorida

Question 4: These canneries were the setting for the novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday by famed local author ________.
Ernest HemingwayOf Mice and MenAleksandr SolzhenitsynJohn Steinbeck

Question 5: Pacific Grove, like ________ and Monterey, became an artists' haven in the 1890s and subsequent period.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CaliforniaDel Rey Oaks, CaliforniaSalinas, CaliforniaPacific Grove, California

Question 6: After the ________ the village was inundated with musicians, writers, painters other artists turning to the established artist colony after the bay city was destroyed.
1906 San Francisco earthquake1989 Loma Prieta earthquake2008 Chino Hills earthquake2007 Alum Rock earthquake

Question 7: A variety of natural habitats are found on the Monterey Peninsula: littoral zone and sand dunes; closed cone ________ forest; and Monterey Cypress.
TsugaPinophytaPineScots Pine

Question 8: The Monterey Peninsula is located on the central ________ coast and comprises the cities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove, and unincorporated areas of Monterey County including the private community of Pebble Beach.
CaliforniaLos AngelesSacramento, CaliforniaSan Jose, California

Question 9: [11] The dune area is also important, as it hosts ________ such as the vascular plants Seaside birds beak and Eastwoods Ericameria.
Polar bearTigerCheetahEndangered species

Question 10: For a number of years, ________ lived in a cottage in Pacific Grove owned by his father, Ernest, who was Monterey County Treasurer.
John SteinbeckErnest HemingwayOf Mice and MenAleksandr Solzhenitsyn







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