History 310 I. Multiple-Choice 1. The Hetch Hetchy project was...

History 310

I. Multiple-Choice

1. The Hetch Hetchy project was undertaken to supply water to

 a. San Francisco.

b. Los Angeles.

 c. San Diego.

d. Sacramento.

2. The Hetch Hetchy project was controversial because

a. it only served the City of San Francisco
b. it was located in a national park, Yosemite.

c. it threatened to dry up the Sacramento River

d. it caused silt to drift into San Francisco Bay

3. The Hetch Hetchy project was approved by Congress, partly because

a. the City had been destroyed by Fire only a few years prior.

 b. Leland Stanford was a Senator at the time.
c. John Muir campaigned for its construction.

d. City fathers promised not to dam the Tuolumne River.

4. The Los Angeles City Engineer who directed the construction of the Owens Valley Aqueduct was

a. Henry E. Huntington.

b. William Mulholland.

c. Fred Eaton.
d. Charles Crocker.

5. The fate of the Owens valley resulted in all of the following except
a. the Owens River and Lake dried up.
b. farmers no longer had adequate water for irrigation
c. fire destroyed much of the towns of Lone Pine and Bishop
d. within a few years Los Angeles was still in need of more water.

6. The Delta Mendota and Friant-Kern Canals were built to
a. move water from northern California to irrigate the San Joaquin valley.

b. to replace the loss of water in Owens Valley
c. to irrigate northern California farms
d. to supply drinking water for Los Angeles

7. The IWW in California sought to unionize

a. chicano factory workers

b. "okies" in the Central Valley
c. all seasonal and parttime workers in one big union

d. all skilled labor in San Francisco

8. The "Wobblies" were controversial because
a. they were suspected of being communists
b. they had the support of the railroad
c. they were backed by big agricultural companies
d. they wanted to exclude Mexicans and Chinese from the union

9. The "Wheatland Riot" on the Durst Ranch resulted in all of the following except
a. Union leaders Blackie Ford and Herman Suhr were sentenced to life in prison

b. four people died during the violence
c. the IWW was finished as a union in the Sacramento Valley
d. the public was more sympathetic to unions in California

10. The explosion at the Los Angeles Times building in 1910 was the result of a

a. leaking gas main.
b. bomb planted by rival employees at Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner.

c. conspiracy organized by Iron Workers union officials, including the

McNamara brothers.
d. conspiracy organized by Harrison Gray Otis.

11. In the Preparedness Day Bombing in San Francisco, Billings and Mooney were found guilty for all of the following except

a. their association with the McNamara Brothers
b. the press accused them of being Bolsheviks and anarchists
c. eyewitness testimony placed them both at the scene of the crime

d. the general public distrusted union leaders as radical and violent

12. The "open shop" was
a. a method to strengthen union membership.

 b. a method to weaken union membership.
c. a law to regulate hours worked in factories.

d. an experiment in collective bargaining.

13. After the Stock Market collapse of 1929, the economy was made worse by all of the following except

a. bank failures
b. massive layoffs of workers
c. overextension of credit buying

d. Roosevelt's regulatory policies

14. The availability of jobs picking crops in California was made worse by

a. the arrival of Okies and Arkies from the Dust Bowl
b. the dearth of workers to harvest crops
c. the high wages demanded by farm unions

d. Roosevelt's New Deal

15. During the Great Depression, the California movie industry

 a. virtually disappeared.

b. suffered a major decline.
c. remained more prosperous than most other industries.

d. was eclipsed by the European movie industry.

16. John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"
a. concerned the "End Poverty in California" movement.
b. concerned communist infiltration of unions.
c. concerned the "Okies" who flooded into California looking for work.

d. concerned lettuce growers in the Salinas Valley.

17. Woody Guthrie's songs were mostly concerned with

a. the deplorable conditions of farm workers
b. communistic sympathies
c. anti-Roosevelt mockery

d. industrial workers and wages

18. Filipino immigrants in California experienced all of the following except

a. lack of opportunity in the job market
b. discrimination and riots against them
c. expulsion from the United States by the government

d. second class treatment in the fields as laborers

19. Franklin Roosevelt's Social Security Program of 1936 was influenced by all of the following in California except

a. Upton Sinclair's EPIC
b. Francis Townsend's Old Age Pension Plan

c. the "Ham and Eggs" Proposal
d. Steinbeck's epic "Grapes of Wrath" novel

20. The "Magna Carta" of labor refers to FDR's

a. National Recovery Act

b. Taft-HartleyAct
c. Wagner Act
d. Agricultural Adjustment Act

21. Much of the strike activity in the 1930s centered on

a. the grape vineyards of Napa Valley
b. the oil industry in Southern California
c. the waterfront longshoremen of San Francisco

d. the hops growers of Sacramento Valley

22. "Bloody Thursday" occurred when
a. farm workers attacked big agricultural growers
b. SF police fired on striking longshoremen and bystanders
c. an explosion occurred at a Santa Barbara oil refinery
d. union leaders set off bombs on Market Street in San Francisco

23. The General Strike of 1934 involved

a. the Teamsters union

b. Harry Bridges Longshoremen's Union

c. the IWW
d. all the unions in the Bay Area

24. For his part in the strikes of the 1930s, labor leader Harry Bridges was

a. arrested and sentenced to life in prison
b. removed as head of the longshoremen's union
c. repeatedly put on trial by authorities who wanted him deported

d. exiled to the Soviet Union

25. William Randolph Hearst was notable for all of the following except

a. Hearst Castle and his immense wealth
b. his media empire and yellow journalism
c. his radical, socialist views

d. his connection to the movie "Citizen Kane"

26. In the 1930s, California was a refuge for all of the following Europeans except

a. movie directors and screen writers
b. intellectuals and philosophers
c. writers

d. socialists and radicals

27. The "Beat Generation" was opposed to all of the following aspects of American society except

a. militarism
b. consumerism
c. conformity
d. non-conformity

28. C.Y. Lee, a young immigrant from China, wrote the Flower Drum Song, a novel about all of the following themes except

a. the generation gap between parents and children

b. the difficulty of assimilation into American society

c. the race riots in California
d. the nightclubs and daily life in Chinatown

29. Executive Order 9066 led to the internment in California of

a. all enemy aliens

b. only Japanese enemy aliens
c. only convicted saboteurs and spies

d. all Japanese, both alien and citizens

30. Dave Tatsuno was a San Franciscan who became well know for his

a. trial before the Supreme Court of the United States
b. his resistance to the internment of Japanese citizens
c. his film record of life in Topaz internment camp

d. his military record in the 442 Nisei Division

31. After FDR's death in April of 1945, his idea for a United Nations was realized in the signing of the UN charter, in

a. Los Angeles

b. San Francisco

c. Sacramento

 d. San Diego

32. The chief private entrepreneur of California's wartime shipbuilding industry was a. Henry J. Kaiser.

b. Donald Douglas.
c. Douglas MacArthur.

d. Earl Warren.

33. Much of the defense industry in Southern California was focused on

a. shipbuilding

b. weapons and ammunition

c. aircraft
d. chemical weapons

34. Women in the defense industry mostly worked as

a. riveters

b. welders
c. secretaries
d. drivers

35. The war industry and defense jobs caused a huge spike in the state's population of

a. women

b. blacks from the South
c. factory workers from the East Coast

d. Chinese immigrants

36. The postwar boom in California saw all of the following except

a. permanent jobs in the defense industry
b. a boom in housing built in new suburbs
c. an increase in freeway building

d. a decrease in the number of children born

37. The hippie movement was most popular
a. before the widespread use of LSD.
b. in the early 1970s.
c. at the time of America's greatest involvement in the Vietnam War.

d. at the time of the Free Speech Movement.

38. Ronald Reagan was elected as governor because of his views on

a. tax relief.

b. anti-intellectualism concerning college activism.

c. law and order.
d. all of the above.

39. Richard Nixon was a native of California, who served as

a. Vice-President

b. Congressman

c. Senator
d. President
e. all of the above

40. The Summer of Love was a turning point in the counterculture because

a. it resulted in a universal acceptance of peace and love
b. it resulted in the end of the Haight-Ashbury hippy experiment
c. it resulted in the adoption of patchouli as a national export

d. it resulted in the establishment of a permanent hippy neighborhood in SF

II. True—False Questions 1 point each

Choose , , and record on your scantron.
41. Some Germans and Italians were also interned during World War Two.
42. World's Fairs were held in San Francisco in 1915 and 1939 to celebrate progress.

43. Despite a critical shortage of wartime labor, women and minorities in California were give few opportunities to work in defense industries.

44. During World War II, California's aircraft industry expanded dramatically.

45. During the 1960s, Los Angeles experienced a major popular outcry against the building and expansion of freeways.

  1. 46.The Free Speech movement began at Stanford University.
  2. 47.An essential factor in the spread of the hippie movement of the 1960s was the popularization of drugs such as LDS and marijuana.
  3. 48.Because of his offbeat ideas and behavior, Jerry Brown was known as "Governor Moonbeam".
  4. I49.n the late 20th century, many California Indian tribes benefited from their ability to build and run gaming casinos in the state.
  5. 50.The availability and usage of water remains a controversial problem in California of the 21st century.


1. Name five Hollywood films that were set in California.
2. Identify five New Deal projects that were built in California.

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