Trivia Questions and Answers About New Mexico

 

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New Mexico has the highest percentage of what race of people of all of the states?
A: Hispanics.

New Mexico has the second-highest percentage of Native Americans after what other state?
A:  Alaska.

The Mimbres Indians were know for their stunning black and white pottery  which can be easily mistaken for  what?
A: Modern art.

What are the three major  tribes represented in New Mexico?
A: Navajo, Pueblo and Apache.

New Mexico got its name in 1563, and again in 1581, by who?
A: Spanish explorers.

How big is New Mexico in square miles?
A:  121,412.

In what New Mexico city does a large artistic community thrives and has included such people as Bruce Nauman, Richard Tuttle, John Connell and Steina Vasulka?
A: Santa Fe.

The hottest ever temperature recorded in the state was what?
A: 122 °F near Loving on June 27, 1994.

What city hosts the famed annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta every fall?
A: Albuquerque.

What was the lowest ever recorded temperature in New Mexico?
A:  −50 °F at Gavilan on February 1, 1951.

The first known inhabitants of New Mexico's first inhabitants are believed to have been members of what culture?
A: Clovis.

What Spanish explorer assembled a huge expedition at Compostela in 1540–1542 to find the mystical Seven Golden Cities of Cibola?
A: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado .

At about the year 1608, Santa Fe was established at the foot of what mountains?
A:  Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

New Mexico was the 47th state admitted to the Union by congress on what date?
A:  January 6, 1912.

In 1928 the discovery of what substance brought prosperity to the state?
A:  oil.

 The Midwest State No. 1 well, begun in late 1927 was drilled to 4,330 feet and the well until what year?
A:  2002.

What type of bombs were designed and manufactured at Los Alamos during World War II?
A: Atomic bombs.

Where was the first atomic bomb tested?
A: On on the White Sands Proving Grounds .

New Mexico  is home to how many Air Force bases?
A: Three, Kirtland Air Force Base, Holloman Air Force Base, and Cannon Air Force Base.

Where does New Mexico rank among the states  in production of crude oil and natural gas?
A: Third.

New Mexico provides a number of economic incentives to businesses operating in the state, with most of the incentives based on what?
A:  Job creation.

What is the area of New Mexico in square miles?
A: 121,412.

How much water area does New Mexico have in square miles?
A:  About 250 square miles.

Tourists also visit native pueblos of New Mexico and thus bring significant what to the state?
A: Money.

Upham, is the location of the world's first operational commercial what?
A: Spaceport.

The reservation of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona is the largest in the United States with how many acres?
A: 16 million.

The earliest New Mexico artists whose work survives today are the what people?
A:  Mimbres Indians.

Every August, Santa Fe hosts the oldest and largest Native American art showcase in the world, the annual what?
A:  Santa Fe Indian Market.

What is New Mexico's largest city?
A: Albuquerque.

 The National Hispanic Cultural Center has held hundreds of performing arts events, art showcases, and other events related to  what?
A: Spanish culture.

Silver City, in the southwestern mountains, was originally a mining town but it is better known as the center for a large number of what?
A:  Artists.