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Mount Whitney: Quiz


Question 1: [4] But in 1891, the ________'s Board on Geographic Names decided to recognize the earlier name of Mount Whitney.
United States Geological SurveyUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceNational Park ServiceMinerals Management Service

Question 2:

Question 3:
How many feet above sea level is Mount Whitney?

Question 4:
What type is thing is Mount Whitney?

Question 5: In ________ time, masses of molten rock that originated from subduction rose underneath what is now Whitney and solidified underground to form large expanses of granite.
CretaceousCretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventDinosaurGeologic time scale

Question 6: The "Mountaineer's Route", a gully on the north side of the east face first climbed by ________, is considered a scramble.
Sierra ClubCaliforniaJohn MuirYosemite National Park

Question 7: In July 1864, the members of the California Geological Survey named the peak after Josiah Whitney, the State Geologist of ________ and benefactor of the Survey.
CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 8: Since then the shape of the ________ (the geoid) has been estimated more accurately.

Question 9: The name Whitney has remained, resisting a movement after World War II to rename the mountain for ________.
Margaret ThatcherJoseph StalinHarold MacmillanWinston Churchill

Question 10: [7] The rise is caused by a ________ system that runs along the eastern base of the Sierra, below Mount Whitney.
Shear (geology)OrogenyPlate tectonicsFault (geology)


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