History of New Mexico Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of New Mexico?
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Last updated: March 18, 2021
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What type of weapon was first tested in New Mexico in 1945?
Atomic Bomb
What national laboratory was built to design the above?
Los Alamos
In what dunes area was the first of that weapon test detonated?
White Sands
What TV show, about a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin,
was created by Vince Gilligan?
Breaking Bad
What city is famous for a 1947 UFO incident that happened 75 miles away?
What was Geronimo's tribe?
What New Mexico-native founded a famous hotel chain?
Conrad Hilton
What food chain did Stella Liebeck sue for the coffee being too hot in 1992?
In what 1854 purchase did the U.S. buy the southwest part of New Mexico?
Gadsden Purchase
What outlaw was gunned down by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in 1881?
Billy the Kid
What town renamed itself in honor of a radio quiz show in 1950?
Truth or Consequences
What former New Mexico governor ran for President in 2016 as
the Libertarian nominee?
Gary Johnson
After what was did the U.S. take possession of?
Mexican-American War
What Native American tribe was forced to walk from their land in what is now
Arizona to eastern New Mexico?
The Navajos
What female painter from Wisconsin used to paint New Mexico landscapes?
Georgia O'Keeffe
What novel was written by New Mexico Territory governor Lew Wallace in 1880?
(hint: was made into a Best Picture starring Charlton Heston)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Level 55
Apr 12, 2023
"After what was did the U.S. take possession of?" gave me a stroke
Level 74
Jan 19, 2024
Nice quiz, and I scored 14/16. But I could not understand "After what was did the U.S. take possession of?" So, I was unable to answer that question. Oh well, thanks for the quiz!