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CA Fact-a-thon Study Guide cards
|Name the four regions of California.
|mountain, valley, coast, desert
|What region do most Californians live in?
|Name three major cities in the coastal region.
|San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles
|What is the name of the ocean that borders California on the west?
|What three states border California?
|Nevada, Arizona, Oregon
|What country borders California?
|What is the highest point in California (mountain)?
|What is the lowest point in California (desert)?
|Why is the Central Valley so important to California?
|What are the two valleys that make up the Central Valley?
|Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley
|What sea is located in California?
|How many counties are in California?
|When did California become a state?
|What is the capital of California?
|Who is the governor of California?
|What two important rivers flow through the Central Valley?
|Sacramento River, San Joaquin River
|What is the state rock?
|What is the state fish?
|What is the state insect?
|What is the state fossil?
|What is the state nickname?
|What is the state bird?
|What is the state reptile?
|What is the state marine mammal?
|What is the state mineral?
|What is the state motto?
|What does the motto mean?
|I've found it!
|What is the state tree?
|What is the state song?
|"I Love You, California!"
|What is the state dance?
|What are the state colors?
|blue / gold
|What planet do we live on?
|What continent do we live on?
|What country do we live in?
|The United States of America
|What state do we live in?
|What county do we live in?
|What city do we live in?
|What is the largest river in California that empties into the San Francisco Bay?
|What is the border between California and Arizona?
|What is the main farm produce in our area?
|What are some land formations in California formed by erosion?
|mountains, valleys, canyons, coastal areas
|What is the name of a large lake or reservoir in our area?
|What aqueduct brings water to Los Angeles?
|Owens Valley Aqueduct
|What cities, besides Sacramento, used to be the capitals of California?
|Monterey, San Jose, Vallejo, Benicia
|Approximately how many miles does the coast of California stretch?
|What is the closest bay to our school?
|San Francisco Bay
|What is the name of a canyon in California that is also a National Park?
|Kings Canyon National Park
|What is the largest city in the state?
|What is the name of the largest earthquake fault in California?
|The San Andreas Fault
|What is the name of a famous valley in a California national park that was formed by a glacier?
|What is the largest desert in California?
|What is the modern highway that runs along parts of the original El Camino Real?
|What is the name of an early Spanish or Mexican rancho near our school?
|What are the names of the cities in California that were started as presidios?
|Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego
|What is the name of a large plateau in the northeastern part of California?
|What is the name of an early Spanish pueblo in California?
|San Jose, Los Angeles, Branciforte
|In what mountain range is the Mother Lode located?
|Sierra Nevada Mountains
|What is the name of the nearest mission to our school?
|San Juan Bautista
|What is the main source of irrigation for the Central Valley in California?
|The Central Valley Project
|What is the name of a large city in California that is built on a peninsula?
|What is the name of the group of islands off the coast of California?
|Who was the missionary who started the first nine California missions?
|Father Junipero Serra
|Name two volcanoes located in California.
|Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak
|Name the largest tree in the world, which is also in California.
|What is the state flower?
|What does the grizzly bear represent on the California flag?
|What man and National park are on the California state quarter?
|John Muir / Yosemite National Park
|What is the full name of our elementary school?
|Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary
|What is California's state sport?