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Spanish missions in California: Quiz


Question 1: Near the end of 1771 the Portolà Expedition arrived at San Francisco Bay; between 1774 and 1791, the Spanish Crown sent forth a number of expeditions to explore the ________.
Pacific NorthwestBritish ColumbiaWestern United StatesCanada

Question 2: This structure was closed to the public in 2003 due to severe damage from the San Simeon ________.
Geotechnical engineeringLandslideS-waveEarthquake

Question 3: On January 29, 1767 King Charles III ordered the Jesuits, who had established a chain of fifteen missions throughout ________, forcibly expelled and returned to the home country.
QuerétaroBaja CaliforniaBaja California SurMexico

Question 4: ________ (Pala Mission), founded in 1816 in eastern San Diego County
Mission San Juan CapistranoSan Antonio de Pala AsistenciaMission San Diego de AlcaláMission San Gabriel Arcángel

Question 5: [40] All Indians within the military districts of San Diego, Santa Barbara, and ________ who were found qualified were freed from missionary rule and made eligible to become Mexican citizens.
Salinas, CaliforniaPacific Grove, CaliforniaCarmel-by-the-Sea, CaliforniaMonterey, California

Question 6: [55] On February 19, 1853 ________ J.S. Alemany filed petitions for the return of all former mission lands in the state.
Pope John Paul IICatholic Church hierarchyArchbishopBishop (Catholic Church)

Question 7: ________ founded in 1776
Mission San Gabriel ArcángelMission San Diego de AlcaláMission San Juan CapistranoMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

Question 8: The cuadrángulo was rarely a perfect square because the Fathers had no ________ instruments at their disposal and simply measured off all dimensions by foot.
SurveyingInventions in medieval IslamCivil engineeringDam

Question 9: To sustain a mission, the padres required the help of ________ or converted Native Americans, called neophytes, to cultivate crops and tend livestock in the volume needed to support a fair-sized establishment.
ColonyCityMunicipalityDependent territory

Question 10: Mission ________ and bakeries prepared and served thousands of meals each day.

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