State Quiz - Montana

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Montana?
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Last updated: September 10, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 4, 2019
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State capital
Most populous city
State nicknames
The Treasure State
Big Sky Country
National park shared with Canada
1876 battle where Custer met his end
Battle of the Little
Big Horn
Nez Perce leader, captured in 1877, who said "I will fight no more forever"
Chief Joseph
In 1870, there were 13 million of these creatures in Montana.
By 1884, there were almost none.
Movies starring Brad Pitt set in Montana in the early 20th century
A River Runs Through It
Legends of the Fall
Robert Redford movie about a guy who can communicate with horses
The Horse Whisperer
Montana is home to hundreds of silos with Minutemen inside them.
What is a Minuteman?
a Nuclear Missile
River that starts in Montana before joining the Mississippi River over 2000 miles later
Missouri River
What montaña means in Spanish
Largest Native American reservation (hint: a bird)
Huge copper-mining company that went defunct in 1983 (hint: a snake)
City that was the headquarters of that company
Montana's motto is "Oro y Plata". What does that mean in English?
Gold and silver
Name of a mountain range and the state flower
State animal (Latin name: Ursus arctos horribilis)
Grizzly Bear
Level 81
Sep 4, 2019
Glacier National Park in Canada is a wholly different park. The part of the US Glacier National Park that is north of the border is called Waterton Lakes National Park I believe.
Level 87
Sep 4, 2019
And Waterton-Glacier is officially designated an international park.
Level 75
Sep 4, 2019
Yeah, "National Park bordering Canada" would be more accurate. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park consists of (the US) Glacier National Park and (the Canadian) Waterton Lakes National Park. The (Canadian) Glacier National Park is 250 miles north-west, up near Banff.
Level 70
Sep 5, 2019
I kept trying “Peace Park”.
Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
That's in North Dakota. (And in the ND quiz.)
Level 76
Jan 1, 2020
My biggest disappointment during a driving tour of the western US was Glacier National Park. It was beautiful with lots of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, (and the terrifying Going-to-the-Sun Road where RVs take their half out of the middle leaving one to pray the car won't be forced off the road into the canyon far below) but I was expecting to see lots of big glaciers close up. There are only a few left - we could see a small portion of one high up in the mountains through a viewing scope - and, sadly, most are expected to be gone in another ten years. I wonder if they'll change the name of the park then to Melted Ice National Park?
Level 71
Feb 27, 2021
Too bad. All the same, Glacier National Park is a place that I'd really love to visit.
Level 74
Mar 12, 2021
The whole place is named not after actual glaciers, but because the Rockies there are primarily glacially-eroded, which is very rare. Most other US mountains are just wind- and water-eroded.
Level 84
Jan 1, 2020
Why wasn't the company called Copperhead? That would have made more sense. Probably why they went out of business...
Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
Actually, I always thought the Anaconda Company was in Anaconda, Montana, or perhaps at least started there. Thus the name.
Level 57
Dec 26, 2020
i did very bad
Level 71
Feb 8, 2021
The grizzly bear is a subspecies of brown bear and is also known as the North American Brown Bear. That should be allowed, and you should consider also accepting brown bear.
Level 51
Feb 28, 2021
Seconded, I tried brown bear and was shocked when it didn't work
Level 88
Feb 27, 2021
Good thing I've actually seen both of those Brad Pitt movies, or else I probably would've forgotten them.
Level 68
Feb 27, 2021
very difficult. the most difficult i think for me
Level 73
Feb 27, 2021
It's a sad day when two of the questions in a Montana state quiz are about Brad Pitt
Level 79
Feb 28, 2021
I don't think it's sad. They are both very good movies in my opinion and both capture the beautiful landscape of Montana.
Level 73
Mar 1, 2021
Fair enough, I just would rather it highlight someone like Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to US Congress and the only one elected prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Level 79
Mar 1, 2021
Good point.
Level 80
Mar 1, 2021
Could also add something about Libby, Montana, which is where a lot of materials with asbestos (which grows naturally in those same features) were mined and used throughout the world.
Level 43
Mar 23, 2021
Thanks to Owl City for reminding me of the nicknames. Never would have remembered them otherwise.
Level 30
Jun 15, 2021
"Sweet Thunder" is an excellent Ivan Doig novel that takes place in Butte about Anaconda.
Level 76
Dec 4, 2022
Shouldn’t the battle be the Little Bighorn? As in a small type of sheep, rather than a large horn?