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Western Quiz

Test your knowledge of United States geography, west of the Mississippi.

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Test your knowledge of United States geography, west of the Mississippi.

1. The state name "Montana" comes from the Spanish word "montaña" meaning:

  • Mountain
  • Monster
  • Mother

2. Who wrote the lyrics to the song "America the Beautiful" after being inspired by the view from Pike's Peak in Colorado?

  • Francis Scott Key
  • Katherine Lee Bates
  • Belle Starr

3. Trout Creek, Montana is home to a festival for what kind of berry?

  • Strawberry
  • Huckleberries
  • Blackberries

4. The first woman postmaster in U.S. history ran the post office in which Colorado city?

  • Telluride
  • Troublesome
  • Colorado Springs

5. What is the state of Montana's nickname?

  • Big Sky Country
  • Ponderosa Country
  • The Bitterroot State

6. Which famous western bandit committed his first bank robbery in Telluride, Colorado, in 1889?

  • Jesse James
  • Butch Cassidy
  • The Lone Ranger

7. Which western state is nicknamed "The Centennial State"?

  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

8. In what year did Montana become a state?

  • 1802
  • 1889
  • 1945

9. The state name Colorado comes from a Spanish word meaning:

  • Canyon
  • River
  • Colored red

10. What Colorado city was called the "City of Lights" before Paris, France?

  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Telluride

1. The state name "Montana" comes from the Spanish word "montaña" meaning:
Mountain

2. Who wrote the lyrics to the song "America the Beautiful" after being inspired by the view from Pike's Peak in Colorado?
Katherine Lee Bates

3. Trout Creek, Montana is home to a festival for what kind of berry?
Huckleberries

4. The first woman postmaster in U.S. history ran the post office in which Colorado city?
Troublesome

5. What is the state of Montana's nickname?
Big Sky Country

6. Which famous western bandit committed his first bank robbery in Telluride, Colorado, in 1889?
Butch Cassidy

7. Which western state is nicknamed "The Centennial State"?
Colorado

8. In what year did Montana become a state?
1889

9. The state name Colorado comes from a Spanish word meaning:
Colored red

10. What Colorado city was called the "City of Lights" before Paris, France?
Telluride

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