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Stanislaus County, California: Quiz


Question 1: As the price of housing has increased in the ________, many people who work in the southern reaches of the Bay Area have opted for the longer commute and moved to Stanislaus County for the relatively affordable housing.
San Jose, CaliforniaAlameda County, CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaSan Francisco Bay Area

Question 2: 8.4% were of German, 6.3% English, 6.0% American, 5.5% Irish, and 5.1% Portuguese ancestry according to ________.
White AmericanMexican AmericanHispanic and Latino Americans2000 United States Census

Question 3: There are a number or rare and ________ found in Stanislaus County.
Endangered speciesTigerCheetahPolar bear

Question 4: As of the ________[1] of 2000, there were 446,997 people, 145,146 households, and 109,585 families residing in the county.

Question 5: Both Greyhound and ________ have stops in Modesto and Turlock.
Norfolk Southern RailwayAmtrakNew York, New Haven and Hartford RailroadBNSF Railway

Question 6: These settlers maintained their traditional pronunciation of the name Stanislaus due to its similar spelling and ________, conferring some modern regionalism to the pronunciation of the county's name.
EtymologyLinguisticsMorphology (linguistics)Historical linguistics

Question 7: Stanislaus County is a county located in the Central Valley of the state of ________.
San Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaCaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 8: Estanislao was his baptismal name, the Spanish rendition of Stanislaus, itself the Latin rendition of the name of an 11th century ________ Saint Stanislav.
Ecumenical councilCatholicismCatholicBishop

Question 9: ________ is Stanislaus County's number two industry, with wine grapes being the primary agricultural product.
Organic farmingSustainable agricultureAgricultureIntensive farming

Question 10: The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976, although ________ won a plurality in 2008, as did Bill Clinton in both 1992 and 1996.
2004 Democratic National Convention2008 Democratic National ConventionBarack ObamaJohn Edwards

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