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Yosemite Valley: Quiz


Question 1: Tenaya, Illilouette and Bridalveil Creeks join in the valley, and flow out of the valley's mouth as the Merced River, which eventually flows to the ________.
Indian OceanPacific OceanArctic OceanAtlantic Ocean

Question 2: Yosemite Valley is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, 150 miles (240 km) due east of ________.
San Jose, CaliforniaSan FranciscoLos AngelesOakland, California

Question 3: These streams combine into the ________, which flows out from the western end of the valley, down the rest of its canyon to the San Joaquin Valley.
Yosemite National ParkTuolumne RiverMerced RiverSacramento River

Question 4: The youngest pluton of Yosemite Valley is the 87 million year old ________ granodiorite which makes up most of the rock seen at Glacier Point, the Royal Arches and its namesake Half Dome.
Yosemite National ParkHalf DomeSentinel DomeEl Capitan

Question 5: This protected the supply of their principal food, ________, and reduced the chance of ambush.

Question 6: The 1849 ________ led to conflicts between miners and natives, and the volunteer Mariposa Battalion was formed by the state of California as a punitive expedition against natives in the Yosemite area.
Los AngelesSan FranciscoCalifornia Gold RushSacramento, California

Question 7: The first open view from the lower (western) end of the Valley is the great granite monolith ________ on the left, and Cathedral Rocks on the right with Bridalveil Fall.
The Nose (El Capitan)Half DomeYosemite ValleyEl Capitan

Question 8: ________ previous to the Wisconsinian were colder and lasted longer.
Last glacial periodIce ageLittle Ice AgeQuaternary glaciation

Question 9: The flat floor of Yosemite Valley holds both forest and large open meadows, which provide breathtaking views of the surrounding crests and ________.
CanadaWaterfallUnited StatesUnited Kingdom

Question 10: There are both ________ loops that stay within the valley and trailheads that lead to higher elevations—all of which afford glimpses of the park's many scenic wonders.
HighwayRoadTrailUnited States

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