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Question 1: Today one can still find evidence of this in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where ________'s teeth and the remains of maritime life are still found as high as Scotts Valley, a city nestled in the mountains.
Bullhead sharkAngel sharkSharkGreat white shark

Question 2: The underlying geology of the Santa Cruz Mountains was also formed by the sediment of the ancient seas, where marine shale points to ________ origin.
MioceneLanghianPlioceneGeologic time scale

Question 3: Similarly, Palo Alto, while in Santa Clara County and considered part of ________, is on the San Francisco Peninsula.
San Jose, CaliforniaSilicon ValleySunnyvale, CaliforniaSanta Clara, California

Question 4: Santa Clara Valley was created by the sudden growth of the ________ and the Diablo Range during the later Cenozoic era.
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkSanta Cruz MountainsGuadalupe River (California)Redwood Grove

Question 5: The Santa Clara Valley is a valley just south of the San Francisco Bay in ________ in the United States.
Oakland, CaliforniaSan Francisco Bay AreaNorthern CaliforniaSan Jose, California

Question 6: The valley is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains on the southwest and by the ________ on the northeast.
San Francisco Bay AreaDiablo RangeSan Jose, CaliforniaFremont, California

Question 7: The northern end of the Santa Clara Valley is at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, and the southern end is in the vicinity of ________.
San Jose, CaliforniaGilroy, CaliforniaMilpitas, CaliforniaMorgan Hill, California


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