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San Francisco Trivia Quiz Questions

Trivia quiz questions with answers about the city of San Francisco

San Francisco is in what state?
A: California.

When was San Francisco incorporated?
A: On April 15, 1850

Who founded it?
A: José Joaquín Moraga

Who was San Francisco named for?
A: St. Francis of Assisi

What is the highest elevation in San Francisco?
A: 934 ft (285 m).


What is the lowest elevation?
A: 0 ft (0 m).

It covers an area of about how many square miles?
A: 46.9 (121 square kilometers).

In 2019, San Francisco was the county with the seventh-highest income in the United States, with a per capita income of what?
A:  $139,405.

In the same year, San Francisco proper had a GDP of what?
A: $203.5 billion, and a GDP per capita of $230,829.

The San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area, with a GDP of $1.09 trillion as of 2019, is the country's what?
A: Third-largest economy.


San Francisco was ranked 5th in the world and second in the United States on what?
A: The Global Financial Centers Index as of September 2021.

San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established what?
A: The Presidio of San Francisco.

The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, transforming an unimportant hamlet into a busy port making it what?
A: The largest city on the West Coast at the time.

Between 1870 and 1900, approximately one quarter of California's population resided where?
A: In the city proper.

In 1856, San Francisco became a what?
A: A consolidated city-county.


In 1906 three-quarters of the city was destroyed by what?
A: The 1906 earthquake and fire.

In World War II, it was a major port of embarkation for service members shipping out to where?
A: The Pacific Theater.

It then became the birthplace of what in 1945?
A: the United Nations.

Politically, the city votes strongly along what lines?
A: Along liberal Democratic Party lines.

A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its landmarks, including what?
A: The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, and its Chinatown district.


The Transamerica Pyramid was the tallest building in San Francisco until 2016, when what building surpassed it?
A: Salesforce Tower.

Of all major cities in the United States, San Francisco has the second-highest percentage of residents with a what?
A: A college degree, second only to Seattle.

Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants have played in San Francisco since moving from New York in what year?
A: 1958.

The Bay Bridge offers the only direct automobile connection to what?
A: The East Bay.

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