Arizona History Trivia 5: Can You Pass?
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.
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A pathetic 9. If you count those I really knew but just could not think of (like a word on the tip of the tongue), it was 15. There were 5 I have never, ever heard of, in spite of having lived here for 51 years. :p
Winnie Ruth Judd’s last escape was in 1963. When they caught her a few years later, she was sent back to the Arizona State Hospital. At that time, my mother was on the hospital staff and knew long time employees who were very familiar with Judd. No one, including my mother, thought she should have been convicted in the first place, let alone sent to a mental institution. My mother was extremely pleased when Judd was finally released in 1971.
As a fourth-generation Arizonan, (and I’m 74), I should’ve done better…… but it’s fun, Thanks.
I got 15. I did not know 5, 7, 8, 12 or 19. I will give my self credit for knowing that FLW only consulted on the AZ Biltmore but I could only remember Albert as the first name for Albert McArthur. I almost answered 16 wrong by not reading the famous line (I was thinking of the more recent “potatoe” VP lol