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Sierra Trivia I

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Sierra Trivia I

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:05 pm

Answer the following without looking them up on your computer.


1. It is generally believed that the first white man to see Lake Tahoe was __________________________.

A.William F. Brewer
B.John C. Fremont
C.Clarence King
D.John Muir



2. Rivers flowing west from the Sierra Nevada eventually drain into the Pacific Ocean.
Where do rivers flowing east end up?

A.Death Valley National Park
B.The Colorado River
C.The Great Basin; this water does not end up in any ocean
D.The Great Salt Lake


3. Which of these National Parks is NOT located in the Sierra Nevada ecosystem?

A.Sequoia National Park
B.Yosemite National Park
C.King's Canyon National Park
D.Joshua Tree National Park


4. This man was born in Scotland in 1838 and moved with his family to Wisconsin as
a teenager. In his later years, he became a fierce protector of the Sierra Nevada
and in 1892, founded the Sierra Club. What was his name?

A.Claude Channa
B.John Muir
C.Lorenzo Sawyer
D.Edward Mattson


5. In the terrible winter of 1846/1847, a group of California immigrants became
stranded on a Sierra mountain pass --- and became part of the lore of the state.
What was this group known as?

A.The Stephens-Potter Party
B.The Zenas Leonard Party
C.The Rev. Thomas Starr King Party
D.The Donner Party


6. Along with its County Fair, Calaveras County presents another unusual event. Do you
know what it is? Even though you may never have visited Calaveras County, you've
probably heard of this special celebration.

A.Lake Isabella Grand Old Opry Days
B.Taylorsville Solar Cook-Off
C.Jumping Frog Jubilee
D.Grass Valley Pioneer Days


7. 'Sierra Nevada' is Spanish for _____________
_______________. (Two words)

A.High Plains
B.Heaven's Mountains
C.Snowy Range
D.Ancient Trees



8. During the California Gold Rush, 'La Veta Madre' became better known as _____
________________
____________ . (Three words)

A.The Protective Mother
B.The Precious Mother
C.The Bountiful Mother
D.The Mother Lode


9. The Native American tribe that inhabited much of the Sierra Nevada is known as the _____________.

A.Miwok, or Mountain Miwok
B.Nenomine
C.Piute
D.Ohlone


10. During World War Two, thousands of Japanese-Americans were interred in a small
Sierra Nevada town called _______________.

A.Manzenar
B.Owens Valley
C.Manzanar
D.Dusy Basin
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Re: Sierra Trivia I

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:11 pm

BCDBDCCDAC

Too easy,

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Re: Sierra Trivia I

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:19 pm

That is correct VR. :)
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Re: Sierra Trivia I

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:18 pm

About # 2. Not sure when the last time any river from the kings s made it to the pacific (Eric might have the answer, though) and I thought most water s of Mono Lake ended up in L.A.

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