How well do you know California?

Best known for the Hollywood Sign and Golden Gate Bridge, California is perhaps the USA’s most famous state. But there’s so much to discover beyond its glitz and glam. How much do you know about it?

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Many US states have their own nickname. What is California’s?

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How many US states share a border with California?

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Can you name the state capital of California?

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California has nine national parks – the highest amount of any state. True or false?

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Balboa Park is a historic cultural area with 18 world-class museums. Which city will you find it?

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Which Californian county is home to the oldest jazz festival in the USA?

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This national park is named after its giant trees – the largest species on Earth in fact. What is it called?

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Chumash Painted Cave National Historic Landmark preserves a small cave home to what?

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Thanks to its high production of artichokes, which town in California is dubbed the ‘Artichoke Capital of the World’?

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Located in the Sierra Nevada, what is the highest mountain in California at 4,418m?

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The Dodger Stadium, Griffith Observatory and The Broad are all attractions in which city?

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Which desert is primarily located in southeastern California?

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In which month will you be able to catch the Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park transform into streaming ‘lava’?

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We all know San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, but what year did it open?