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California Quizzes

Quiz I

  1. Name the Californian beach city, in Los Angeles County, which is also a 2017 single by Miley Cyrus?
  2. Which California valley on the north coast is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world?
  3. Name the state capital of California?
  4. Which Hollywood A-lister is the former mayor of Carmel?
  5. Part of which desert is located primarily in southeastern California?

  6. Which radioactive chemical element, first synthesized in 1950 and with the symbol Cf, was named after California?
  7. The Golden Gate Bridge opened in which decade?
  8. Which city is the economic centre of Silicon Valley and the largest in Northern California?
  9. What's the name of the the giant sequoia tree located in Sequoia National Park which is the largest known living tree in the world?
  10. Name the highest mountain in California?
  11. Which airport is the only commercial airport in Orange County?
  12. Name the two-mile-long street primarily in Beverly Hills known for its luxury goods?
  13. Who served two terms as Governor of California from 2003 to 2011?
  14. Name the beachfront neighbourhood in Los Angeles which has been used in many film locations?


  1. Malibu
  2. Napa Valley
  3. Sacramento
  4. Clint Eastwood
  5. Mojave
  6. Californium
  7. 1930s (1937)
  8. San Jose
  9. General Sherman
  10. Mount Whitney
  11. John Wayne International Airport
  12. Rodeo Drive
  13. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  14. Venice Beach

Did you know that the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began in 1848 when James Marshall struck lucky at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California? These gold-seekers were called 'forty-niners' - referring to the year 1849.

Quiz II

  1. Which football team won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1995? And who was quarterback for most of these wins?
  2. For what is the city of Anaheim most famous?
  3. Which 'so-called' walk comprises of more than 2,600 five-pointed brass stars embedded in pavements in Los Angeles?
  4. Which three US states border California?
  5. Alcatraz Island is located in which bay?
  6. What is the official state animal of California?
  7. Los Angeles International Airport is commonly referred to by which airport code?
  8. Which national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains is famous for its waterfalls and granite cliffs?
  9. Who was mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992?
  10. Name the famous large amphitheater beneath the Hollywood Hills?
  11. Which company, founded in a garage in Addison Avenue, Palo Alto, in 1939, is considered to be the symbolic founder of Silicon Valley?
  12. Which university, located between San Jose and San Francisco, is one of the world's most prestigious?
  13. On which peak in the Hollywood Hills can you see the famous 'Hollywood Sign'?
  14. The rugged stretch of central coast between Carmel and San Simeon known for it's winding coastal road with seaside cliffs is known as the 'Big...' what?
  15. Fisherman's Wharf is a popular tourist attraction and neighborhood in which Californian city?


  1. The San Francisco 49ers. Joe Montana.
  2. It's home to the Disneyland Resort
  3. The Hollywood Walk of Fame
  4. Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona

  5. San Francisco Bay
  6. California grizzly bear
  7. LAX
  8. Yosemite National Park
  9. Sonny Bono
  10. Hollywood Bowl
  11. Hewlett-Packard or HP
  12. Stanford University
  13. Mount Lee
  14. Big Sur
  15. San Fransisco

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