Test your knowledge of Arizona history with this short 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.
- Who was the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of any state supreme court?
- What was Arizona’s most famous U.S. mail stagecoach line?
- What was the first resort in the Salt River Valley?
- Who developed Sun City?
- Who was Tombstone’s “gunshot physician?”
- In 1924, when Tucson residents saw “Shenandoah,” what did they see?
- Who was Prescott’s “First Citizen?”
- Who was the first woman to serve on the Navajo Tribal Council?
- What famous theater’s name was inspired by the song She Was Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage?
- Who was the last major Apache leader to surrender to the United States Army?
- Who was most responsible for restoring Prescott’s Territorial governor’s mansion and converting it to a museum?
- Who was “blood brother” to Cochise?
- Who was Arizona’s “trunk murderess”?
- Who designed the Arizona Biltmore Hotel?
- Who led the first complete exploration of the Grand Canyon?
- Name a former United States Vice President who had his winter home in Scottsdale and whose famous saying was, “What this country needs is good 5-cent cigar.”
- Who was president of both Arizona State Teacher’s College at Flagstaff and Arizona State University?
- Who was Howard Pyle’s manager in the 1950 gubernatorial campaign?
- Who was the only woman sheriff in Maricopa County?
- Why was former Arizona Governor Hunt called George VII?
- Lorna Lockwood (Arizona) (1965)
- Butterfield Overland Mail
- Ingleside Inn (1909)
- Del E. Webb
- Dr. George Goodfellow
- A blimp
- Pauline Weaver, earlyday trapper and army scout
- Anne Dodge Wauneka (elected 1951—served 5 terms)
- Bird Cage Theater (Tombstone)
- Geronimo (1886)
- Sharlot Hall
- Tom Jeffords
- Winnie Ruth Judd
- Albert Chase McArthur (Frank Lloyd Wright was a consultant)
- Major John Wesley Powell (1869)
- Thomas R. Marshall (Vice President two terms under Woodrow Wilson)
- Grady Gammage—Arizona State Teacher’s College (NAU) (1926-1933), Arizona State University (1933-1959)
- Barry Goldwater
- Jewel Jordan (In 1944 she succeeded her husband who died in office.)
- He was elected Governor seven times.