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12 Idaho quizzes and 130 Idaho trivia questions.
  Cities and Towns of the Great State of Idaho    
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you identify the municipalities that can be found in the U.S. state of Idaho?
Average, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Jan 07 24
jcmttt gold member
Jan 07 24
288 plays
I Idolize Idaho
  I Idolize Idaho   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Idaho is a beautiful state in the northwest of the US. This state is loosely populated and its capital and largest city is Boise. This mountainous state is home to grizzly bears, moose and other fabulous wildlife.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 22 18
Jun 22 18
243 plays
  Idyllic Idaho   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Webster defines idyllic as "pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity". This describes Idaho, a state which has the largest single piece of protected wilderness in the continental United States.
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Mar 10 11
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  Idaho Fun Facts   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's my latest in the 'Fun Facts' series. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, bullymom, Oct 17 10
1507 plays
  Idaho--The Gem State    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Welcome to Idaho--The Gem State!
Average, 15 Qns, Morrigan716, Feb 26 17
Morrigan716 gold member
1619 plays
  Idaho State Facts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's see how much you know about the Gem State. Try these questions to test your knowledge.
Tough, 10 Qns, shs05, Jan 26 13
692 plays
  Idaho Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about the geography of the Gem State?
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Apr 16 11
minch gold member
1471 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I spent a few years in grad school in Pocatello, Idaho.
Average, 10 Qns, mcdede, Dec 20 04
445 plays
  North Idaho    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To us in North Idaho we are very different than southern Idaho.
Average, 10 Qns, Graydog9, Oct 13 20
Oct 13 20
750 plays
  Here We Have Idaho    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Consider this your whirlwind tour of what in my opinion is one of the greatest states!
Tough, 10 Qns, Syfir, Mar 07 06
772 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In what part of Idaho is Pocatello located?

From Quiz "Pocatello"

  The State of Idaho    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the state of Idaho. How well do you know the 43rd state? Take this quiz to find out.
Average, 10 Qns, NRS11, Aug 26 13
763 plays
  Boaters' River    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is some trivia about the South Fork of the Payette river. It is one of Idaho's most spectacular rivers. Enjoy and have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, MOUNTAINWOMAN, Dec 17 07
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  Idaho History [History] (1 quizzes)

Idaho Trivia Questions

1. The first white men to explore present-day Idaho were Lewis and Clark in 1805. What was the name of the Shoshone guide who assisted them in getting through Idaho?

From Quiz
Idyllic Idaho

Answer: Sacajawea

Idaho was the final state in the United State to be explored by white men. Lewis and Clark met Sacajawea upon entering Idaho in 1805 and hired her as an interpreter. She was invaluable in building friendly relations with the natives who lived there.

2. What is Idaho's State flower?

From Quiz Idaho State Facts

Answer: Syringa

Even though the syringa is a shrub that can grow up to 12 feet high, it is considered Idaho's state flower, and became the official state flower in 1931. It blooms in late spring or in the early summer, bursting forth with white, fragrant blossoms that resemble the mock orange.

3. In what part of Idaho is Pocatello located?

From Quiz Pocatello

Answer: SE

Pocatello is down in the SE corner and fairly close to Utah and Wyoming.

4. This horse was once used by the Nez Perce Indians as their warhorse and is now the state horse. What breed of horse is it?

From Quiz Here We Have Idaho

Answer: Appaloosa

Appaloosas are very versatile and are great at many different activities.

5. What is Idaho's state capital?

From Quiz Idaho--The Gem State

Answer: Boise

Boise has been Idaho's capital since 1864.

6. The towns of Kellogg, Wallace, Cataldo, and Enaville are all part of an area known as the _____ ?

From Quiz North Idaho

Answer: Silver Valley

The Silver Valley is known for very rich silver deposits in its many mines.

7. Near Arco, Idaho, you can tour the world's first __________.

From Quiz Idaho Fun Facts

Answer: Nuclear power plant

It's known as 'Experimental Breeder Reactor 1'.

8. What state is the South Fork of the Payette located in?

From Quiz Boaters' River

Answer: Idaho

Idaho known as the 'potato state' is also known as the river state, having more rivers than any other state in the country.

9. Two states border Idaho to the west. Which is the northernmost?

From Quiz Idaho Geography

Answer: Washington & WA

Most of the border between Washington and Oregon is formed by the Snake River as it flows northwards

10. Idaho's first permanent settlement came in 1860 when members of a religious group settled in the southeast part of the state. Which pioneering religious group was this?

From Quiz Idyllic Idaho

Answer: Mormons

The Mormons thought they were settling in Utah. The Mormon religion remains a strong influence in Idaho life, as it is in neighboring Utah.

11. What is Idaho's longest river?

From Quiz Idaho State Facts

Answer: Snake

The Snake River travels through Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, flowing for 1,040 miles. The Snake River is the largest tributary to the Columbia River.

12. Which state was originally going to be named Idaho?

From Quiz The State of Idaho

Answer: Colorado

According to, George M. Willing suggested Idaho as the original name of Colorado. He claimed it meant "gem of the mountains." It soon came out that he had made up the name himself and the original Idaho territory was instead named Colorado.

13. What river flows through Hell's Canyon?

From Quiz Idaho Fun Facts

Answer: Snake

The Snake River forms the boundary between Idaho and Oregon, its western neighbor. The walls of Hell's Canyon, the deepest canyon in America, go as high as 7,900 feet.

14. Who is the man that the Payette river was named after?

From Quiz Boaters' River

Answer: Francois Payette

Francois Payette was a French Canadian that came to the United States in the early 1800's. The first time he saw the Payette River Basin he claimed it and the name stuck.

15. Which Canadian province or provinces borders the north of Idaho?

From Quiz Idaho Geography

Answer: British Columbia

British Columbia borders three states: Washington, Idaho, and Montana to the south, and Alaska to the north.

16. What was the name of the famous 1877 confrontation between the U.S. Army and local tribes?

From Quiz Idyllic Idaho

Answer: Nez Perce War

Chief White Bird and Chief Joseph led the Native American forces in this conflict. After the battle, the Native Americans fled into Montana, and White Bird eventually made it into Canada and settled there. Chief Joseph surrendered with a famous speech ending with the immortal words: "I will fight no more forever". The other choices are other post-Civil War skirmishes between the army and native tribes in the west.

17. What is the largest lake in Idaho?

From Quiz Idaho State Facts

Answer: Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille is Idaho's largest lake. It's also a deep lake, the 5th deepest in the USA. Stretching for 43 miles, at some points it's over 1,000 feet deep.

18. What religion dominates Pocatello?

From Quiz Pocatello

Answer: Latter Day Saints

The vast majority of the population was LDS and it would have been political suicide to criticize the church in any way if running for a city office.

19. One of the areas that the Nez Perce passed through is now known as Clark County. Who was this county named after?

From Quiz Here We Have Idaho

Answer: Sam Clark an early settler in the area

Sam K. Clark was also the first State Senator from Clark County.

20. North Idaho is bordered by British Columbia to the north, Washington to the west and _________to the east.

From Quiz North Idaho

Answer: Montana

You can drive on I-90 from the Washington border to the Montana border in about an hour and twenty minutes. Wyoming is to the east in the southern part of the state.

21. Rigby, Idaho, is the birthplace of Philo Farnsworth, inventor of _____.

From Quiz Idaho Fun Facts

Answer: Television

Rigby bills itself as the 'Birthplace of Television', announcing this fact with signs at the city limits. In town you can see the bust of Philo at a museum, as well as a collection of old television tubes.

22. There are four sections on the South Fork of the Payette. What section has the class VI portage?

From Quiz Boaters' River

Answer: Canyon section

This section of the Payette is by far the most difficult, inculding the portage called Big Falls. Only very experienced kayakers run this and only if it is at a safe level. Big Falls is a spectacular series of waterfalls and can be seen from the highway far above.

23. The so-called Second Battle of Bunker Hill took place in Idaho in 1899. This involved a revolt among workers in which industry?

From Quiz Idyllic Idaho

Answer: mining

Mine owners fought mine workers in this historic battle. Federal troops came in to quell the disturbance, and martial law was imposed and not lifted until 1901. The governor at the time, Frank Steunenberg, was assassinated in 1905 outside his home.

24. What is the name of the oldest building in Idaho?

From Quiz Idaho State Facts

Answer: Cataldo Mission

Cataldo Mission, the oldest building in Idaho, was built by Jesuits in the early 1840's. One thing of distinction is that the mission was constructed without nails; instead, straw, mud, and wooden pegs were used.

25. What city is about a 2 1/2 hour drive south of Pocatello?

From Quiz Pocatello

Answer: Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the closest large city. Many people felt it was nothing to drive there and back for the day. There is also very good skiing just outside of Salt Lake.

26. What is Idaho's state bird?

From Quiz Idaho--The Gem State

Answer: Mountain bluebird

The mountain bluebird has bright blue feathers and is about seven inches long. It was selected as the state bird in 1931.

27. In Blackfoot, you can see the world's largest _______.

From Quiz Idaho Fun Facts

Answer: Potato chip

Idaho is a state known for its potatoes, a fact celebrated at the World Potato Exposition in Blackfoot. Among other exhibits is the world's biggest potato chip, a 25-inch Pringle. (I guess it's fitting that the state where TV was born also has the biggest potato chip!)

28. The South Fork of the Payette is fed by a reservoir. What is the name of this reservoir?

From Quiz Boaters' River

Answer: Deadwood Reservoir

The Deadwood Reservoir is fed into the South Fork mainley to feed water to southern Idaho farmers. It also in low water years can help keep this spectacular river open to boaters and kayakers. It is also a bottom realising reservoir, so the water is really really cold.

29. Which major river runs through the southern part of Idaho and forms part of the state's western boundary?

From Quiz Idaho Geography

Answer: Snake

After leaving Idaho the Snake flows through Washington to join the Columbia River. The Salmon is a tributary of the Snake.

30. What was Idaho's first capital?

From Quiz Idaho State Facts

Answer: Lewiston

The first capital of Idaho was Lewiston, but the capital was later moved to Boise, which caused somewhat of an uproar with the people of Lewiston. Even though Idaho is inland, Lewiston is Idaho's only seaport.

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