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History of California (1900 to Today) Made Easy Trivia

What do you know about California History (1900 to today)? Try this California History (1900 to today) Made Easy Trivia quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1. In 1901, what San Francisco based union was reputed to be the strongest trade federation in the country?

  • City Front Federation
  • Labor League
  • Federation of City Workers

2. Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or Wobblies) were involved in the 1923 seamen's strike at San Pedro. Who was arrested for reciting the Declaration of Independence.

  • Mark Reynolds
  • Charles Nelson Riley
  • Upton Sinclair

3. The Los Angeles Aqueduct, which runs from the Owens Valley, through the Mojave Desert and its Antelope Valley, to dry Los Angeles far to the south. Finished in 1911, who was it the brain-child of?

  • William Mulholland
  • Allan Pinkerton
  • Wyatt Earp

4. Automobile travel became important after 1910. A key route was the Lincoln Highway, which was America's first transcontinental road for motorized vehicles, connecting New York City to what California city?

  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego

5. In the 1920s, oil was first discovered in northern Los Angeles County. Soon, more oil was found all over the L.A. Basin and other parts of California. It soon became the most profitable industry in the southern part of the state. Where was it first discovered in California?

  • Santa Barbara
  • Newhall
  • Palm Springs

6. The first decades of the twentieth century saw the rise of the studio system. MGM, Universal and Warner Brothers all acquired land in Hollywood, which was then a small subdivision known as "Hollywoodland" on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

  • True or False?

7. In 1958, what was NOT a Major League Baseball team that moved to California?

  • Dodgers
  • Giants
  • A's

8. The most famous hippie hangout was in a district of San Francisco. What was the name of the district?

  • North Beach
  • Marina
  • Haight-Ashbury

9. The immense problem with air pollution (smog) that had developed by the early 1970s also caused a backlash. With schools being closed routinely in urban areas for "smog days" when the ozone levels became too unhealthy and the hills surrounding urban areas seldom visible even within a mile, Californians were ready for changes.

  • True or False?

10. An average home that, in the 1960s, cost $25,000. By 2005, what was the cost of an average home in urban areas?

  • Cost $100,000 or more
  • Cost $500,000 or more
  • Cost $1,000,000 or more

History of California (1900 to Today) Answers

  1. City Front Federation
  2. Upton Sinclair
  3. William Mulholland
  4. San Francisco
  5. Newhall
  6. True
  7. A's
  8. Haight-Ashbury
  9. True
  10. Cost $500,000 or more

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