California for Educators
Below is a table containing links to a series of practice quizzes that are intended to help you prepare for the more valuable quizzes you will take in-class. They are also intended to give you an incentive to stay current on the readings so that you will be prepared to attend class.
Almost every quiz has two components:
1) questions that review the material covered in the previous session, likely to be on the upcoming in-class quiz; and
2) questions that preview upcoming class lecture and discussion topics.
One strategy you may consider is to print each quiz out before you read each assignment and pencil in your answers as you go through the readings.
Another strategy is to read the assignment first and then use the quiz to check the degree to which you have retained what you read.
I DO NOT recommend that you simply flip through the pages of the assigned readings hoping to spot the answer to each question because to do so defeats the purpose of the practice quizzes. Besides, in-class quizzes generally cover material beyond what is covered by the limited number of on-line quiz questions.
DO NOT TAKE THESE QUIZZES UNLESS YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INSTUCTED TO DO SO.
YOU SHOULD TAKE THESE QUIZZES VIA MOODLE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO USE THESE LINKS INSTEAD.
Practice Quiz Links Table
||Topics or Readings Covered
||Quiz 1- Introductory lecture, disciplinarity, latitude/longitude exercise.
||Quiz 2: Lectures over landforms, weather and climate; readings over California's biomes and agricuture
||Quiz 3: Lecture over biomes and agriculture; OL History Readings regarding California's Indians...
||Quiz 4: Prepare for lecture on exploration and review information regarding California's Indians.
||Quiz 5: Prepare for lecture on Spanish California and review material regarding Explorers.
||Quiz 6: Prepare for lecture on Mexican California and review Spanish California
||Quiz 7: Prepare for lecture on the Gold Rush and review Mexican California.
||Quiz 8: Prepare for lecture on the Rail Era and review the Gold Rush.
||Quiz 9: Prepare for Progressive Era and review the Rail Era
||Quiz 10: Prepare for Modern California and Review the Progressive Era
||Quiz 11: NONE.