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La Jolla - Jewel on the Pacific

written by: goodboring
 
While preparing a quiz about San Diego, I came to realize that this beautiful San Diego's seaside resort deserved a quiz of its own! Enjoy!

Question 1:


Located in San Diego County, legally, La Jolla is recognized as what?
A town
An unincorporated community
A village
A city

Question 2:


Academicians have debated the origins of La Jolla's name, but it is generally accepted that the name comes from a variation of the Spanish 'la joya' which means what?
The palm tree
The jewel
The joy (of life)
The cove

Question 3:

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Name the world famous center for marine research located in La Jolla.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Naval Postgraduate Oceanographic School
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Tropical Meteorology Research Institute


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Question 4:

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Which institution of higher education is located in La Jolla?
University of Concordia, San Diego
University of Azusa Pacific, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
University of Pepperdine, San Diego


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Question 5:


Mt. Soledad, a peak overlooking La Jolla, became world-famous primarily because of what situation?
Hang glider enthusiasts suing for the right to launch off the peak
A separation-of-Religion and State battle raging over a cross at the summit
Illegal immigrants homesteading at the summit
Residents trying to ban bicyclists from racing down the steep, narrow highway leading to the summit.

Question 6:

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The Professional Golfers' Association Buick Invitational golf event is held at what municipal golf course in La Jolla?



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Question 7:

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The La Jolla Playhouse, one of the top regional theatres, previewed this show before it went on to New York to collect the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.
Hairspray
Jersey Boys
Spamalot
Wicked


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Question 8:

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Looking north and inland from the Torrey Pines State Park in La Jolla, one can clearly see this famous southern California horse track.
Ferndale Thoroughbred Club
Santa Anita Thoroughbred Club
Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Club
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club


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Question 9:

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Who built the La Jolla Church of Jesus Christ (pictured) located along I-5 near the La Jolla exit?
The Bahia Faith
Dr. Robert H. Schuller
The Roman Catholics
The Mormons


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Question 10:


California's 50th Congressional District, which includes La Jolla, is said to be the wealthiest in the nation.
True
False

Question 11:

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La Jolla's landmark "Children's Beach" is frequently overrun by these marine creatures.
Seals
Grey whales
Seagulls
Jellyfish


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