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Peninsular Ranges: Quiz


Question 1: ________, on the eastern side of the Peninsular Ranges in San Diego County, is famous for its springtime profusion of Sonoran Desert wildflowers.
Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkBoggs Mountain Demonstration State ForestYosemite National ParkSan Onofre State Beach

Question 2: Palomar Mountain, home to ________, is in the Peninsular Ranges in San Diego County.
Palomar ObservatoryEris (dwarf planet)90377 SednaHale telescope

Question 3: Cleveland National Forest covers much of the southern California Peninsular Ranges, and includes ________ woodlands and forests of Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi) and Coulter Pine (P. coulteri).
EuropeEnglandUnited StatesOak

Question 4: It is considered part of the Neotropic ecozone, and its flora and fauna share many affinities with southern Mexico and ________.
Central AmericaAmericas (terminology)AmericasNorth America

Question 5: On eastern side of ranges, Sonoran Desert ecoregion covers southeastern California and northeastern Baja California as far south as the town of Loreto, ________.
ChihuahuaQuer├ętaroDurangoBaja California Sur

Question 6: The Peninsular ranges run predominantly north-south, unlike the ________ to their north, which mostly run east-west.
Los Angeles County, CaliforniaTransverse RangesSouthern CaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 7: These isolated forests, predominantly pines, White Fir, ________ and oaks, harbor many rare and endemic species.
Juniperus communisCupressaceaeJuniperus oxycedrusJuniper

Question 8: Several ________ cover portions of the Peninsular Ranges.
EcologyNatureEcoregionNatural environment

Question 9: Rocks in the ranges are dominated by ________ granitic rocks, derived from the same massive batholith which forms the core of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
CretaceousGeologic time scaleMesozoicDinosaur

Question 10: They are part of a geologic province known as the Salinian Block which broke off the North American Plate as the ________ and Gulf of California came into being.
San Andreas FaultOakland, CaliforniaSan Francisco Bay AreaSan Francisco


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