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History of Arizona Quiz

Can you answer these questions from the history of Arizona?
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Last updated: January 8, 2023
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What national park was established in 1919?
Grand Canyon
What Arizona Senator ran for President as the GOP candidate in 2008?
John McCain
What "planet" was discovered in 1930 at Lowell Observatory?
Pluto
In what city was the above discovered?
Flagstaff
What bridge was purchased by Robert P. McCulloch in 1968 from England
and brought to Lake Havasu City?
London Bridge
What Chicano leader organized farm workers?
Cesar Chavez
What teen book series was published by Stephenie Meyer in 2005?
Twilight
To what native American tribe did Geronimo belong?
Apache
What event led as many as 50,000 miners to travel across Arizona in the 1850s?
California Gold Rush
In what town did Wyatt Earp have a shootout in 1881?
Tombstone
What place's name was given to that shootout - despite not taking place there?
O.K. Corral
What name was given to the widely sighted unidentified flying objects that flew
over the skies in Arizona in 1997?
Phoenix Lights
What name is given to the 1854 land purchase of southern Arizona from Mexico?
Gadsden Purchase
What is the oldest incorporated city in Arizona, and also its second-largest?
Tucson
What sports championship was hosted by the Phoenix metropolitan area
in 1996, 2008 and 2015?
Super Bowl
What "organized incorporated territory" was Arizona part of between 1850–1912?
New Mexico Territory
What dam was formerly called the "Boulder Dam"?
Hoover Dam
To whom did Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater lose the 1964 presidential elections?
Lyndon B. Johnson
What Arizona congresswoman was shot in an attempted assassination in 2011?
Gabby Giffords
2 Comments
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Level 89
Jan 5, 2023
The question about the 1854 land purchase doesn't make sense (i.e., the reference to above). Was the preceding question different in an earlier version?
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Level 46
Apr 22, 2024
Phoenix hosted its 4th Super Bowl in 2023