Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 6 & 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did the American Revolutionary War begin?
(a) 1812.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1892.
(d) 1775.

2. When was Marriner Stoddard Eccles born?
(a) 1890.
(b) 1876.
(c) 1908.
(d) 1843.

3. In what year was the Corps of Engineers officially christened with its current name?
(a) 1817.
(b) 1877.
(c) 1794.
(d) 1859.

4. What word used in the book’s Introduction means allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass?
(a) Translucent.
(b) Irradiate.
(c) Reflective.
(d) Pellucid.

5. When was the revised and updated version of Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water published?
(a) 1993.
(b) 1999.
(c) 1979.
(d) 1985.

Short Answer Questions

1. From whom did Harrison Gray Otis purchase the Santa Barbara Press?

2. What was the population of San Francisco in 1851?

3. What were a series of conflicts between the city of Los Angeles, farmers and ranchers in the Owens Valley of Eastern California, and environmentalists called?

4. When was Harry Chandler born?

5. What is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America, with an area of 311,000 square kilometers?

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