CSET Subtest I
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CSET Subtest I
California History cset
Review of CA History
What are the
main regions in California?
About how far each year does the Pacific plate move along the San Andreas Fault?
The Pacific plate moves
along the San Andreas fault.
The northern border of California is closest to
which degree of latitude?
The northern California border is closet to
California has been inhabited for about how many years?
13,000 to 15,000
years but there is no written language to confirm that.
Which Spanish explorer is credited as the first European to land in California?
is the first Spanish explorer credited to land in California.
Which port did Spanish galleons sail from as they traveled down the California coast on their way to Acapulco?
located in the Philipines
Who is credited with establishing the first Christian mission in California?
Father Serra 187
Overall, what was the main impact of the mission system on Native Americans?
of the Native American population
and were treated horribly.
California came under the control of which country after Mexico gained its independence from Spain?
Mexico of course
What was the status of American Indians during the rancho period?
They became indentured servants. They were still treated as outcast and did not get the land they were promised.
What is the most notable cause of the survival of half the members of the Donner party?
is what they resorted to.
About how long did the Bear Flag Republic exist in California
Less than a
Who were the Californios?
people who came from Spain or Mexico to settle in California
the Mexican-American war.
What was the outcome of the Caputulation of Cahuenga?
It effectively made California a part of the United States.
What was the fastest way from the eastern part of the United Stated to California during the gold rush?
On ships, with overland transfer through the Isthmus of Panama.
What was the California government’s official position toward Native Americans during the gold rush?
What was the original California Constitution’s position on women?
could own land
aside from their husbands, but they could not vote
What event of 1861 speeded communication between California and the rest of the United States?
began operation on
October 21, 1861.
What was the main responsibility of federal troops from California during the Civil War?
Who is credited with planning the transcontinental railroad?
What was the main reason the railroad could continue after the death of the founder?
from the government
What were the relations between business and California government like at the turn of the twentieth century?
How does the 1906 San Francisco earthquake compare with the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake?
The SF quake was about 15 to 20 times stronger.
Which book chronicles the lives of dust bowl immigrants to California?
The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
Which group of Japanese Americans did the United States government consider a particular threat?
, Japanese Americans who were born in the U.S. and had returned to Japan for their education.
Approximately what percent of the Californian population is Caucasian?
Less than 50% (about