Arizona Trivia Quiz Questions
What is the capital of Arizona?
The Census Bureau estimates population of Arizona on July
1, 2013, was how many people?
Arizona is one of the what?
A: Four Corners states.
Arizona shares borders with what other states?
A: New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico.
How long in miles is Arizona's border with Mexico?
Arizona, the last of the contiguous states to be admitted
to the Union, became a state on what date?
A: February 14, 1912.
Where are there ski resorts in Arizona?
A: Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson.
About a quarter of Arizona is Indian Reservation land, the home of a number of what?
A: Native American tribes.
Where does Arizona rank in land area compared to the other
A: The sixth largest.
How many square miles of land does Arizona have?
A: 113,998 square miles.
Arizona is known for its desert landscape, rich in xerophyte plants such as the what?
A: Cactus plant.
Arizona has the world's largest stand of what kind of trees?
A: Ponderosa pine trees.
In 1970 what was Arizona's population?
The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is magnificent, steep-sided gorge, carved by what
A: The Colorado River.
During the Great Depression what were two of Arizona’s most important statewide industries?
A: Cotton farming and copper mining.
The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is largely contained in what park?
A: Grand Canyon National Park.
Which US President visited the Grand Canyon on numerous occasions to hunt mountain
lion and enjoy the scenery?
A: President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Grand Canyon was carved by the Colorado River over millions of years, and is about how long?
A: 277 miles.
The canyon ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles and reaches how deep?
A: More than a mile.
How many years of the Earth's history have been exposed by the Grand Canyons layers of sediment?
A: Almost 2 billion.
Arizona is home to what well-preserved meteorite impact site?
A: The Barringer Meteorite Crater .
Arizona was the site of Japanese-American internment camps with one being located on Mount Lemmon, just outside of what city?
The Barringer Meteorite Crater is a huge hole in the Colorado Plateau, about 25 miles west of where?
How big is the Barringer Meteorite Crater?
A: Nearly 1 mile wide, and 570 feet deep.
The earliest recorded earthquakes in Arizona were located where?
A: At Fort Yuma.
The first earthquake known to be centered within Arizona's borders and to cause damage, happened on what date?
A: January 25, 1906.
In 1887, what city was rocked by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake with an epicenter 40 miles away in the Mexican state of Sonora?
A: Douglas Arizona.
On August 18, in 1912, in Arizona, an earthquake caused a 50-mile crack in what mountain range?
A: The San Francisco Range.
In what year did Arizona experience its largest earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.6?
A: In 1959.
As far as temperature goes, what is Arizona’s all-time record high temperature?
A: 128°F at Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994, and July 5, 2007.
What was the all-time record low temperature, recorded at Hawley Lake on January 7, 1971?
What is the average annual rainfall for Arizona?
A: 12.7 inches.
Phoenix Arizona is the metropolitan area with the most days over what temperature?
A: 100°F .
President Jefferson Davis, on February 14, 1862, recognized Arizona as a Confederate Territory by what?
A: Presidential proclamation.
What battle is considered the farthest Western engagement of the war?
A: The Battle of Picacho Pass Arizona.
What religious group founded Mesa, Snowflake, Heber, Safford, and other towns?
A: The Mormons.
Arizona’s population grew tremendously after World War II, at least in part because of the development of what?
A: Air conditioning.
Arizona's population in 1910 was how many people?
What is the third largest city in Arizona?
Which city is the state's second largest city, and home to the University of Arizona?
What is the elevation of Flagstaff, the largest city in northern Arizona?
A: Nearly 7,000.
What is the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet?
A: Humphreys Peak.
What city is home to the main campus of Northern Arizona University?
What material is extensively mined from many expansive open-pit and underground mines in Arizona?
What is Arizona’s largest employer?
A: The state government.
Who is Arizona's largest private employer?
A: Wal-Mart .
What percentage of the land in Arizona is owned by the U.S. government?
A: Nearly 70 percent.