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How much do you know about California? Take our quiz.

There's California and then there's the rest of the United States. If you have Hollywood, the Golden Gate, earthquakes, volcanoes, Death Valley, and the Lakers, what else do you need? If you're a Californian, see how well you know your state. If you're not, see if you can pass yourself off as one.

By Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer


Ah, California.

Mary Knox Merrill/The Christian Science Monitor/File

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Question 1 of 25

1. California is one of four states that have, at one point in their histories, declared themselves to be independent nations. What was the country of California called?

Alta California




Pacific States of America


Bear Flag Republic


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