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Colorado Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Fun Colorado trivia quiz questions with answers.

 

Colorado Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Colorado was named for what river, named by Spanish explorers?
A: Río Colorado.

What did James Huff discover near Argentine Pass, on September 14, 1864?
A: Silver.

What  is the primary North/South highway in Colorado?
A: Interstate 25 .

Which US President signed a proclamation that admitted Colorado to the Union?
A: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant

Grand Junction, Colorado, is the largest city on the what?
A: Western Slope.

Why is Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State"?
A: Because it became a state in the centennial year of the US Declaration of Independence.

What state boarders Colorado to the north?
A: Wyoming.

 

In Colorado there are about 54 peaks that are 14,000 feet or higher known as what?
A: Fourteeners.

What city is the capital of Colorado?
A: Denver

Which city in Colorado has the largest population?
A: Denver.

In Colorado, the Eastern Plains have had some of the biggest what in North America?
A: Hail storms.

Where does Denver International Airport rank as far how busy it is compared to other US airports?
A: Fourth.

On what date did President James Buchanan sign an Act of Congress organizing the free Territory of Colorado?
A: February 28, 1861.

The borders of Colorado were originally defined to be lines of what?
A: Latitude and longitude.

 

Along with Colorado, Wyoming and Utah are the only other two states having boundaries defined solely by lines of what?
A: Latitude and longitude.

What is the highest point in Colorado?
A: Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet.

Colorado is the only state that lies completely above what?
A: 1000 meters in elevation.

The lowest point in Colorado at 1,011 meters in elevation is higher than the high elevation points of how many states?
A: 18 states and the District of Columbia.

How much of Colorado is flat and rolling land?
A: Almost half.

What part of Colorado is currently covered mostly in farmland, along with small farming villages and towns?
A: Eastern Colorado.

What is the average yearly precipitation?
A: It ranges from 15 to 25 inches.

 

Where does most of Colorado's population reside?
A: Along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains.

What is the area of Colorado to the west of the Continental Divide is called?
A: The Western Slope of Colorado.

Coloradans when compared to all other states, have the lowest rates of what?
A: Obesity.

In Colorado, west of the Great Plains, rises the eastern slope of what?
A: The Rocky Mountains.

What is the only major highway in Western Colorado?
A: Interstate 70.

The Grand Mesa, located to the southeast of Grand Junction, is said to be the world's largest what?
A: Flat-topped mountain.

The northwestern corner of Colorado is sparsely populated and contains part of what national monument?
A: Dinosaur National Monument.

Where is the famous Pikes Peak located?
A: West of Colorado Springs.

 

The Eastern Plains are part of the extreme western portion of what?
A: Tornado Alley.

Before it was Colorado the region was inhabited by Native Americans for how many years?
A: Over 13,000 years.

What ancient people lived in the valleys and mesas of the Colorado Plateau?
A: Pueblo peoples.

What part of Colorado did the Apache and the Comanche inhabit?
A: The Eastern and Southeastern portions of the state.

Why was the name Colorado for the state?
A: It was believed that the Colorado River originated in the territory.

On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, the Union Pacific railroad linked up with the Central Pacific Railroad to form what?
A: The First Transcontinental Railroad.

In 1872, silver was discovered in the San Juan Mountains on the what?
A: Ute Indian reservation.

 

What did the US Congress pass on March 3, 1875, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state?
A: An enabling act.

The Colorado sliver boom was set off by the discovery of a major silver lode near what city in 1878?
A: Leadville.

The right to vote was given to women beginning on November 7, 1893, making Colorado the second state to grant what?
A: Universal suffrage.

The 2010 U S Census,  shows Colorado with a population of how many people?
A: 5,029,196.

Where were the movies True Grit, The Searchers and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid filmed?
A: Colorado.

In Colorado, on November 6, 2012, voters voted to legalize the personal use of what?
A: Marijuana.

Colorado has seven of the  100 largest natural gas fields in the US and two of its 100 largest what?
A: Oil fields.

Natural gas from several Colorado basins typically account how much of the yearly gas production in the US.?
A: More than 5 percent.

How many barrels of oil are estimated to be held in shale deposits in Colorado?
A: 1 trillion barrels.

How many counties does the State of Colorado have?
A: 64.

How many of Colorado's counties have a population that exceeds 250,000 people?
A: Nine.