Arizona Trivia Sampler 2: Can You Pass?
Test your knowledge of Arizona with this quick sampler, 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! These questions are a little harder than previous trivia posted on the blog!
1. What is the oldest building on the University of Arizona campus?
2. Which architect is known for his wind bells?
3. The wood from which desert tree is in vogue for grilling steaks?
4. What is the English translation of Santa Cruz (County)?
5. What is Arizona’s number one farm crop?
6. What is the Spanish word for fort?
7. What Phoenix museum is world renowned for its collection of Indian culture?
8. Members of what Indian tribe live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
9. Name the first black person elected to the Arizona Senate.
10. To call a person a “Hassayamper” is a polite way of saying that one is a?
11. What is Arizona’s motto?
12. Why is the Hopi Snake Dance performed?
13. What Indian tribe lives on the San Carlos Indian Reservation?
14. What city claims to be the home of the world’s oldest continuous professional rodeo?
15. On what date did Arizona become a state? (Month, day and year)
1. Old Main
2. Paolo Soleri
4. Holy Cross
7. Heard Museum
8. The Havasupai
9. Clovis Campbell, 1966
10. Liar (legend has it that after drinking from the Hassayampa River one can never tell the truth again)
11. Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
12. To bring rain to sun-parched Hopi land
14. Prescott (1888)
15. February 14, 1912 (Valentine’s Day)
I had 51/2 correct. I said ‘the’ cross instead of holy cross for santa cruz..
I got 10 out of 15,
I guess I got 5 1/2, I said saint cross. I should have known that. Wht do you expect from a Minnesota boy?
Good quiz. 13/15. It helps if you’ve lived in Arizona for 50 years.
Huh. I thought for sure lettuce was our number one crop in AZ.
Only got 10/15 and not only was I born in Tucson 52 years ago, but I also OWN THE BOOK!
Not just born there, also lived my whole life there!
Actually, Payson claims to have the oldest “continuos” rodeo. Prescott is simply home to the Oldest Rodeo period. #14 is wrong.
First you have to define “rodeo”, since there were many cowboy contests of different sorts, early on, and you have to note that question #14 includes the word “professional.” At any rate, this article on the PRCA website does a good job of explaining why the argument will most likely never be settled:
Sorry, I can’t edit my post, but I meant to say “PRCA fan website.”