Montana Trivia Questions With Answers About The US State of Montana
What is the Montana state slogan?
A: Big Sky Country.
What is the origin of the state of Montana's
A: It's derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain).
Where does Montana rank in size in comparison to the other
What is the Montana state flower?
Montana is home to the largest ICBM field in the United
States covering how many square miles?
Which Montana lake is the largest natural freshwater lake
in the western United States?
A: Flathead Lake.
On January 15, 1972, what was the location of the most
extreme recorded temperature change in a 24-hour period in the United States
when a chinook
wind blew in and the temperature went from −54 to 49 °F ?
A: Loma Montana.
Warmer weather, attacks by beetles, and mismanagement has
led to a substantial increase in what?
A: The severity of forest fires.
In World War II, Native Americans from the Crow Nation
A: Code Talkers.
What is the Montana state bird?
A: Western Meadowlark.
How many named mountain ranges does Montana have?
Montana's economy is primarily based on what?
The largest mining operations in Montana were located in
the city of Butte, which silver deposits and gigantic what?
A: Copper deposits.
Montana's Glacier National
Park, is commonly known as what?
A: "The Crown of the Continent".
How many square miles does Montana have in area?
Montana is slightly larger than which Asian country?
All of the land in Montana east of the continental divide
was part of the what?
A: Louisiana Purchase.
What is the largest reservoir in Montana?
A: Fort Peck Reservoir on the Missouri river.
What is the Montana state ballad?
A: Montana Melody.
What are the only two cities with populations over 50,000
A: Missoula and Great Falls.
What is the highest recorded temperature measured in
A: 117 °F at Glendive on July 20, 1893, and Medicine Lake on July 5, 1937.
The state of Montana is the largest what?
A: Landlocked U.S. state.
What was the first permanent settlement in what today is
A: St. Mary's near present day Stevensville in 1841.
What state borders Montana to the south?
A: Wyoming .
What is the Montana state fossil?
A: Duck-billed Dinosaur.
In World War II, there were about 30 documented cases of
A: Japanese balloon bombs landing.
What Plateau is the largest continuous land mass with an
elevation of over 10,000 feet high in the U. S.?
A: Beartooth Plateau.
There are how many named lakes and reservoirs in
A: Over 3,223.
What is the highest point in the state?
A: Granite Peak, at 12,799.
What is the Montana state
A: Mourning Cloak.
For the war effort in World War I, Montana's Remount
station in Miles City provided 10,000 what?
A: cavalry horses.
Paleontologist Jack Horner brought the
Hell Creek Formation
to the world's attention and it is now a major source of what?
A: Dinosaur fossils.
Montana 450 miles named rivers and creeks that are known
for their "blue-ribbon" what?
A: Trout fishing.
What is the Montana state mammal?
A: Grizzly Bear.
Montana's rivers drain into what three major bodies of
A: The Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson Bay.
Gold output in Montana from 1862 through 1876 reached how
A: $144 million.
Where do Montana's three watersheds divide?
A: Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park.
What was it that created Quake Lake in 1959?
A: A landslide during the 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake.
How many dams are there on the Missouri River?
The Yellowstone River is the longest "what" in the United
A: Undammed river.
Fort Peck Reservoir is contained by the world's second
A: Earthen dam.
What is the Montana state grass?
A: Bluebunch Wheatgrass.
About what percentage of Montana is covered in
A: Approximately 25 percent.
Where was the first gold discovered in Montana?
A: Gold Creek near present day Garrison in 1852.
Montana has the population of what type of
animal in the
lower 48 states?
A: Grizzly bear.
How many federally endangered species is the state of
Montana host to?
A: Five: Black-footed ferret, Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Pallid sturgeon and White sturgeon.
The State of Montana contains portions of Yellowstone
National Park including three of the park's what?
A: Five entrances.
What is the Montana state fish?
A: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
How many acres of wilderness are in the National Wilderness
Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of
What is the coldest recorded temperature for Montana?
A: −70 °F near Rogers Pass On January 20, 1954.
The climate is getting warmer in Montana and the glaciers
in Glacier National Park have receded and are predicted to do what in a few
A: Melt away completely.
What is the Montana state nickname?
A: Treasure State.
Winters are warmer, and have fewer cold spells that used to
killed off the what ?
A: Bark beetles, which are now attacking the forests of western Montana.
Where was the richest gold placer digging discovered?
A: Alder Gulch, where the town of Virginia City was established.
The Homestead Act of 1862 provided what to settlers?
A: Free land up to 160 acres.
The Desert Land Act of 1877 allowed settlement of arid
lands in the west and gave 640 acres to settlers for $.25 per acre and a
promise to what?
A: Irrigate the land.
In World War I, how many Montanans died?
In Montana, the 1918 Influenza epidemic killed how many
A: over 5,000.
Montana was the only one of the 48 US States during World
War II to not have a " what" named after it?
What is the only city in Montana with a population over
What is the Montana state tree?
A: Ponderosa Pine.