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Question 1: The ________ and the financial panic of 1907 made it more difficult to raise development capital.
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake2008 Chino Hills earthquake1906 San Francisco earthquake2007 Alum Rock earthquake

Question 2: The Goldwell Open Air Museum lies on private property just south of the ghost town, which is on property overseen by the ________.
National Park ServiceUnited States Forest ServiceUnited States Department of the InteriorBureau of Land Management

Question 3: It belongs to the same rock class, felsic, as ________ but is much less common.
GraniteBasaltIgneous rockDiorite

Question 4: ________ acquired LAC Minerals in 1994 and continued to extract and process ore at what became known as the Barrick Bullfrog Mine until the end of 1998.
Barrick GoldKinross GoldAgnico-Eagle MinesScotiabank

Question 5: During an ensuing ________, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners, and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining District.
California Gold RushAlaskaGold rushUnited States

Question 6: The town is named for rhyolite, an ________ composed of light-colored silicates, usually buff to pink and occasionally light gray.
Igneous rockGraniteBasaltFelsic

Question 7: The Rhyolite service station consisted of an old ________, a storage tank, and a pump, managed by a local owner.
CabooseBoxcarAutorackStock car (rail)

Question 8: From 1988 to 1998, three companies operated a profitable ________ at the base of Ladd Mountain, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Rhyolite.
Underground mining (hard rock)QuarryMiningOpen-pit mining

Question 9: [47] ________ used Rhyolite for its 1987 science-fiction movie Cherry 2000 depicting the collapse of American society.
United ArtistsAcademy Award for Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerOrion Pictures

Question 10: Surrounded on three sides by ridges but open to the south, the ghost town is at 3,800 feet (1,200 m) above ________.
Current sea level risePhysical oceanographyThermohaline circulationSea level

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