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State Symbols Governors Counties Products Government Famous Californians
This large animal is not as cuddly as he may appear, but he is the California State Mammal and makes an appearance on the California flag and seal.
What is the Grizzly Bear?
This extinct cat, which makes an appearance in the Ice Age movies, is the California State Fossil.
What is the Saber-Toothed Tiger?
This California State Tree is also the world’s tallest.
What is the Giant Redwood?
The California State Motto, “Eureka!” refers to the discovery of this State Mineral.
What is Gold?
This long-lived herbivore, spends most of its life underground and is the State Reptile of California.
What is the Desert Tortoise?
This recent governor is the only California governor who was recalled.
Who is Gray Davis? or Who is Joseph Graham “Gray” Davis, Jr.?
He was California’s first Republican governor and founded a university in memory of his son, who died of typhoid fever at age 15.
Who is Leland Stanford?
This Republican governor acted in 53 movies and served as President of the Screen Actors Guild before entering politics.
Who is Ronald Reagan? Sorry if you thought it was Schwarzenegger, but if you knew it was Reagan, good job on my trick question!!!
This man became California’s second foreign- born governor, as a result of a two month campaign involving more than 130 candidates.
Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
This man was California’s first governor, elected prior to the state’s admission to the union. He resigned from office Jan. 8, 1851, about four months after California became a state.
Who is Peter H. Burnett?
The Raisin Capital of the World.
What is Fresno County?
This county is the home of Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s name is a fruit, a color and doesn’t rhyme with anything.
What is Orange County?
This one-city county is the home of the world’s largest landlocked harbor.
What is San Francisco County?
This county covers nearly 3 million acres and is the largest county in the United States.
What is San Bernardino?
This county is the 8 th smallest in California, has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks, traffic lights or 4-H clubs!
What is Alpine County?
The percentage of the U.S. crops of almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, raisins, kiwifruit, nectarines, olives, cling peaches, persimmons, pistachios, dried plums and walnuts grown in California.
What is 100?
California leads the nation in the production of this cool treat, with a peak consumption during July in August.
What is ice cream?
This vegetable contains fewer calories than it takes to consume it. 2/3 of the 2 billion pounds produced in the U.S. each year comes from California.
What is celery?
California growers produce 65% of a the domestically grown, commercially sold crop of this commodity each year. One might call it a “budding” industry.
What are cut flowers?
This fruit comes from China by way of Spanish explorers. 95% of the total U.S. crop is grown in California. 5% of the California crop is used to make McDonald’s Sweet & Sour Sauce.
What are apricots?
These are the houses that make up the California State Legislature.
What are the Assembly and Senate?
These are the three branches of the United States and California state government.
What are Legislative, Executive and Judicial?
This is the number of people who serve in the California State Assembly.
What is 80?
This is the number of people who serve in the California State Senate.
What is 40?
Of the 435 members of the United States House of Representatives, this is the number who are representing California.
What is 53?
This Pulitzer Prize winning- author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men was born in Salinas, California, where there is a museum in his honor.
Who is John Steinbeck?
This man was born in Bavaria, but opened his first factory in San Francisco, where he manufactured pants made of blue denim with copper rivets at the stress points.
Who is Levi Strauss?
This astronaut, born in Encino, California, was the first American woman in space.
Who is Sally Ride?
This San Francisco born photographer was famous for his black and white photos, particularly those of Yosemite.
Who is Ansel Adams?
This San Francisco born actor and Oscar-winning director has appeared in more than 56 movies and directed 24, and still found time to serve a term as Mayor of Carmel, CA.