Test your knowledge of Arizona’s history with this quick quiz, originally published in Marshall Trimble’s Official Arizona Trivia. Don’t scroll down too quickly. The answers are posted shortly below the questions. When you’re finished, leave a comment with your score. Good luck!
- What Arizona community took its name from a mining magnate and state senator who built it for his employees?
- Name the first United States President to visit Arizona.
- Who was the first Arizonan to serve in a United States President’s cabinet?
- For what is J.C. Adams best remembered in Arizona?
- What was the river crossing near the Tempe bridge once called?
- Which U.S. President signed the law creating the Arizona Territory?
- Who discovered the Vulture Mine?
- Who did Will Rogers call “Arizona’s perennial governor”?
- Whose personal narrative diary served as one of the first books on the Southwest?
- Who is Cara Jackson?
- What trailblazer had a mountain, a stream and a town named after him?
- Name the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who entertained readers of The Arizona Republic for three generations.
- What 1966 event in the Arizona legislature changed the face of Arizona politics forever?
- What woman broke a 190-year-old male legal tradition?
- What famous western artist spent his formative years in frontier Arizona with the U.S. Cavalry?
- Who is Arizona’s best-known woman stagecoach robber?
- What notorious Yuma institution closed in 1909?
- Clarkdale (William A. Clark)
- William McKinley, 1901
- Stewart Udall, Secretary of the Interior under John F. Kennedy (1961)
- He built the Adams Hotel (Phoenix)
- Hayden’s Ferry
- Abraham Lincoln
- Henry Wickenburg
- George Hunt (seven terms)
- James Ohio Pattie (1826)
- The first African-American Miss Arizona (1995)
- Bill Williams
- Reg Manning
- Reapportionment, (one person – one vote)
- Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice from Arizona. (Appointed 1981)
- Frederic Remington
- Pearl Hart
- Yuma Territorial Prison