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Montana Trivia Questions With Answers About The US State of Montana

Montana Trivia Quiz Questions about the State of Montana


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 name?
A:  It's derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain).

Where does Montana rank  in size in comparison to the other US States?
A: 4th.

What is the Montana state flower?
A: Bitterroot.

Montana is home to the largest ICBM field in the United States covering how many  square miles?
A: 23,500.

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 became what?
A: Code Talkers.

What is the Montana state bird?
A:  Western Meadowlark.

How many named mountain ranges does Montana have?
A: 77.

Montana's economy is primarily based on what?
A: Agriculture.

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?
A: 147,040.

Montana is slightly larger than which Asian country?
A:  Japan.

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 in Montana?
A:  Missoula and Great Falls.

What is the highest recorded temperature measured in Montana?
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 Montana?
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 what?
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 Montana?
A: Over 3,223.


What is the highest point in the state?
A:  Granite Peak,  at 12,799.

What is the Montana state butterfly?
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 water?
A: The Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson Bay.


Gold output in Montana from 1862 through 1876 reached how many dollars?
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?
A:  10.

The Yellowstone River is the longest  "what" in the United States?
A: Undammed river.

 Fort Peck Reservoir is contained by the world's second largest what?
A: Earthen dam.

What is the Montana state grass?
A:  Bluebunch Wheatgrass.  


About what percentage of Montana is covered in Forests?
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 1964?
A: 3,300,000.


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 decades?
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?
A: 1500.

In Montana,  the 1918 Influenza epidemic  killed how many people?
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?
A:  Battleship.

What is the only city in Montana with a population over 100,000?
A: Billings.

What is the Montana state tree?
A:  Ponderosa Pine.  

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