Test your knowledge of Arizona’s people and 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, this one is tricky!
- Who is Cara Jackson?
- What trailblazer had a mountain, a stream and a town named after him?
- In 1781, what Franciscan missionary was murdered during an uprising at Yuma?
- Name the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who entertained readers of The Arizona Republic for three generations.
- 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?
- Name the medical officer who served on the Arizona frontier where he first began his studies on malaria and yellow fever.
- What famous WWII General trained desert troops in southwest Arizona?
- What Apache leader’s real name was “Go Khla Yeh” (he who yawns)?
- What was Dr. John Holliday’s better known occupation?
- Who were the major prehistoric cliff dwellers of the Four Corners region?
- Name one of two Arizona governors to die in office.
- Name the brothers who took the first motion pictures of the Grand Canyon.
- Name Tombstone’s famous photographer who was later a sheriff of Cochise County.
- Who was Arizona governor immediately preceding Rose Mofford?
- Of whom are Arizona’s two authorized statues in Statuary Hall in the Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C.?
- What group of people dug the Mesa Canal and established a farming community in the 1890s?
- What was James Addison Reavis better known as?
- Who operated a ferry on the upper Colorado near Page until his execution by a firing squad?
- The first African-American Miss Arizona (1995)
- Bill Williams
- Frey Garces
- Reg Manning
- Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice from Arizona. (Appointed 1981)
- Frederic Remington
- Pearl Hart
- Dr. Walter Reed (1875)
- General George Patton
- Professional gambler (or gunslinger)
- Anasazi Indians
- Sidney P. Osborn (1948) and Wesley Bolin (1978) ,
- Emery and Ellsworth Kolb
- C.S. Fly (Camillus S. Fly)
- Evan Mecham
- Father Kino and John Greenway
- Mormon colonists from Utah
- The Baron of Arizona. He tried to swindle the government out of nearly 12 million acres on a phony Spanish land grant.
- John Doyle Lee (1877)