San Francisco, California Quiz
What area in San Francisco is one of the largest shopping areas in the world?
- Union Square became a shopping district after the great earthquake of 1906. The first underground parking garage was built under Union Square in the 1930s.
What island off the coast of San Francisco, known as "the Ellis Island of the West," was an immigration station in the early 20th century?
- From 1910 to 1940, about 175,000 Asian immigrants passed through Angel Island immigration station.
What Fort on San Francisco Bay, which was built during the California Gold Rush, has never seen battle?
- In 1970, the National Park Service adopted Fort Point as a National Historic Site.
What does the name Alcatraz mean in Spanish?
- Juan Manuel de Ayala named the island when he mapped San Francisco Bay in 1775.
What did James Marshall discover in 1848 that increased San Francisco's population from under 500 to over 35,000 people in four years?
- San Francisco grew rapidly during the California Gold Rush, transforming the city from a small fishing village to a large city.
The only two cemeteries in San Francisco are located in the Mission Dolores and what other city landmark?
- The dead are often buried in the neighboring town of Colma, which has 16 cemeteries.
What famous chocolate factory opened in San Francisco in 1852?
- Domingo Ghirardelli established the Ghirardelli chocolate company after emigrating to the U.S. from Italy during the California Gold Rush.
The Golden Gate Bridge and what other bridge were completed in San Francisco Bay in 1936 and 1937, respectively?
- The bridges were completed within six months of each other. The Bay Bridge connects San Francisco to Oakland. The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to Marin County.
What is the official flower of San Francisco?
Which of the following movies were not shot in San Francisco?
- Taxi Driver was filmed on the streets of Manhattan in 1976.