Breaking Down the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
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What is adobe?
Question 1 Explanation:
Correct Answer: c.) Clay. Adobe is made from a mixture of sand and clay. The clay couldn’t have salt in it or else it would break easily. This would make adobe buildings more durable and permanent. Incorrect Answers: a.) Mud brick is made of mud from under water and mixed with straw. Rain would wear them down into to ground. b.) Cob is most common in Europe, not in the American South West. d.) Modern cement wasn’t common in the South West when the Rancho was first constructed.
What is a rancho?
Question 2 Explanation:
Correct answer: b.) Rancho is Spanish for ranch. It is a large territory typically rearing cattle. Incorrect answers: a.) A farm is for raising livestock. c.) A mansion is a very large normally consisting of 2 or 3 floors, with many rooms. d.) Missions are meant to emphasize Christianity among the locals.
Who was Dominguez?
Question 3 Explanation:
Correct answer: Juan Jose Dominguez was a retired soldier. Incorrect answers: a.) He was not a farmer. b.) He was not a general of an army. d.) Father Serra accompanied Dominguez, but only Father Serra was a priest.
Why is the rancho also called Rancho San Pedro?
It was originally owned by San Pedro.
Pedro was Dominguez’s first name.
The land was originally called San Pedro.
It connected to San Pedro Harbor.
Question 4 Explanation:
Correct answer: d.) It originally connected to San Pedro harbor for import and export of goods. Incorrect answers: a.) San Pedro is a mythical person in the Christian belief. b.) Juan Jose was Dominguez’s first name. c.) The land wasn’t called San Pedro when Dominguez got the land grant.
Who first constructed the rancho?
Juan Jose Dominguez
Question 5 Explanation:
Correct answer: b.) Manuel Dominguez started building the rancho with his younger brothers. Incorrect answers: a.) Juan Jose Dominguez didn’t construct the rancho. c.) Cristobal Dominguez inherited the land but never constructed anything on it. d.) Father Serra assisted Juan Jose Dominguez but never constructed the rancho.
Who constructed the present day rancho?
Juan Jose Dominguez
Question 6 Explanation:
Correct answer: d.) The Claritian retirement home across from the rancho reconstructed the rancho to make it a museum. Incorrect answers: a.) Juan Jose Dominguez wasn’t alive for the reconstruction of the ranch. b.) Manuel Dominguez wasn’t alive for the reconstruction of the ranch. c.) Cristobal Dominguez wasn’t alive for the reconstruction of the ranch.
Who owns the rancho now?
The descendents and the Claritian retirement home
Question 7 Explanation:
Correct answer: a.) Manuel Dominguez’s descendents partly own the museum along with the Claritian retirement home. Incorrect answers: b.) Manuel Dominguez isn’t alive to own the rancho. c.) San Pedro is a different city from where the rancho is. d.) Compton is where the rancho is, but the city doesn’t own it.
True or False? The rancho isn’t opened to the public for reservation festivities.
Question 8 Explanation:
Correct answer: b.) The rancho charges a certain donation fee for private reservations and is opened to the public! Incorrect answer: a.) The rancho can be reserved for private parties!
What does the museum offer?
all of the above
Question 9 Explanation:
Correct answer: e) All of the above! Tours are weekly; lecturers are invited six times a year; souvenirs can be purchased at our gift shop; and special events are arranged on our calendar!
What is inside the rancho museum?
I'll have to visit the museum to find out!
Question 10 Explanation:
Correct answer: c) I’ll have to come by the museum to find out!
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