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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What organization does the author refer to “as opportunistic and ruthless an agency as American government has ever seen” in Chapter Six?
(a) The Internal Revenue Service.
(b) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
(c) The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(d) The Corps of Engineers.

2. What was the name of the city in which the Hohokam lived and where downtown Phoenix is today?
(a) Palo Cedro.
(b) Mesa Verde.
(c) Pueblo Grande.
(d) Buena Vista.

3. What is the title of Chapter Eight?
(a) “Dominy.”
(b) “Chinatown.”
(c) “An American Nile (II).”
(d) “Things Fall Apart.”

4. San Francisco is just slightly rainier than which Mexican city, according to the author in Chapter Ten?
(a) Monterrey.
(b) Chihuahua.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) Tijuana.

5. According to Major General William F. Cassidy, how many acres of cultivated land were there per person in the 1890s?
(a) 2.
(b) 41.
(c) 77.
(d) 24.

6. What is the title of Chapter Six?
(a) “Rivals in Crime.”
(b) “The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel.”
(c) “Things Fall Apart.”
(d) “Dominy.”

7. According to the author in Chapter Ten, “In Kern County, where the depth to groundwater is much greater, farmers who had pumped from 275 feet during World War II were pumping from 460 feet by” what year?
(a) 1977.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1971.
(d) 1952.

8. The Hoover Dam is on the border between which two U.S. states?
(a) Arizona and New Mexico.
(b) Arizona and Nevada.
(c) California and Arizona.
(d) California and Nevada.

9. In 1952, when Los Angeles built a second battery of pumps at the head of its aqueduct, California’s diversion climbed toward how many acre-feet?
(a) 12.5 million.
(b) 8.2 million.
(c) 2.8 million.
(d) 5.3 million.

10. The Central Arizona Project was created by the Colorado River Basin Project Act of which year?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1979.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1952.

11. When was the Central Valley Project Act passed in California?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1917.
(c) 1933.
(d) 1908.

12. Where was Harry S. Truman born?
(a) Pueblo, Colorado.
(b) Cody, Wyoming.
(c) Lamar, Missouri.
(d) Medford, Oregon.

13. Who was Pat Brown’s water resources chief?
(a) Mike Strauss.
(b) E. O. Wattis.
(c) Paul Sears.
(d) Bill Warne.

14. In which year does the author state that “Congress received two separate reports on developing the Kings and the Kern: one on a traditional Reclamation project, the other on a project that purported to be for flood control, but which, by controlling the river’s runoff and drying up Tulare Lake, would irrigate a roughly equal amount of land”?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1904.
(d) 1955.

15. In San Francisco, average rainfall in May is how much?
(a) Four-tenths of an inch.
(b) One-quarter of an inch.
(c) Two-thirds of an inch.
(d) Six-tenths of an inch.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter Nine?

2. The California Aqueduct begins at what location?

3. In January of 1862, San Francisco recorded how many inches of rain?

4. The dedication ceremony of the Hoover Dam drew approximately how many people?

5. When did the American Revolutionary War begin?

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