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  Cities and Towns of the Great State of Montana    
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you identify the municipalities that can be found in the U.S. state of Montana?
Easier, 15 Qns, jcmttt, Feb 23 24
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
jcmttt gold member
Feb 23 24
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The Mountainous State of Montana
  The Mountainous State of Montana   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Montana is a large state in the western US. It is home to the Rocky Mountains, several rivers and many, many animals. The most important industries are agriculture and mining.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 15 18
Aug 15 18
314 plays
  Montana: Big Sky Country    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about Montana, one of the largest but least populated of the fifty states.
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Aug 20 20
daver852 gold member
Aug 20 20
443 plays
  The Montana Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a short quiz about the beautiful state of Montana.
Tough, 10 Qns, mana_miller, Apr 07 10
377 plays
  Montana--The Treasure State    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Welcome to Montana--The Treasure State, aka Big Sky Country!
Average, 15 Qns, Morrigan716, Dec 12 12
Morrigan716 gold member
1986 plays
  A Tour of the Big Sky Country    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Big Sky Country is a nickname for the state of Montana. This quiz will take you through some of the more interesting places there.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Aug 07 16
Dizart gold member
248 plays
  Montana, the Best State    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a nice quiz about a lesser-known state.
Average, 10 Qns, Paulswim87, Dec 16 05
931 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a fun quiz about Montana. If you are from there, this should be a cake walk, otherwise, it might be sorta difficult, but nowhere near impossible!
Tough, 10 Qns, sinjun, Jun 28 18
Jun 28 18
1449 plays
  Montana History    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a brief quiz on Montana history. Good luck.
Difficult, 20 Qns, sinjun, Feb 22 11
1174 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Where in Montana is the Bucking Horse Sale held every year?

From Quiz "The Montana Quiz"

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Montana Trivia Questions

1. In northeast Montana lies one of the biggest artificial lakes in the whole of the USA, Fort Peck Lake. Which major river does this reservoir form part of?

From Quiz
A Tour of the Big Sky Country

Answer: Missouri

The Missouri rises at Brower's Spring in western Montana. It flows first north and then generally westward across the state before crossing the state border with North Dakota on its long journey to its confluence with the Mississippi near St. Louis. Fort Peck Lake and its associated dam were built in the 1930s/40s by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The lake stretches for 134 miles inside the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.

2. Montana comes from the Spanish for "mountain" or mountainous." About how much of Montana is covered by mountains?

From Quiz Montana: Big Sky Country

Answer: 40%

The western part of Montana is very mountainous, but the eastern part of the state is covered by the Great Plains. Montana owes its name to Congressman James Ashley, who served as chairman of the Committee on Territories. Ashley later served as Territorial Governor of Montana from 1869 to 1870. Colorado is actually more mountainous than Montana.

3. What is the name of the peak in Glacier National Park where water flows to three different bodies of water?

From Quiz The Montana Quiz

Answer: Triple Divide Peak

Triple Divide Peak is the only triple divide in the world. This peak is located in Glacier National Park. The two divides that meet at this point are the Great Divide and Laurentian Divide.

4. Montana has the largest migratory ___________ herd in the USA.

From Quiz Montana, the Best State

Answer: Elk

Elk come out of Yellowstone like flood water. There are about 30,000 elk living in the park and there should only be about 4,000 because they are destroying the aspen stands.

5. Henry Plummer was the 'outlaw' sheriff of which Montana town?

From Quiz Montana History

Answer: Bannack

Recent research suggests that Henry Plummer (originally spelled Plumer) was not an outlaw at all, but an unfortunate victim of over zealous Vigilantes. It is speculated that one reason for fingering Plummer as the 'ringleader' of a now questionable gang of outlaws is that Plummer spoke out against the Vigilantes and in favor of trials and due process.

6. In southeast Montana lies the site of (and memorial to) which battle, one of the most famous to take place on US soil?

From Quiz A Tour of the Big Sky Country

Answer: Little Bighorn

Also known as Custer's Last Stand, the Battle of the Little Bighorn took place in 1876 and resulted in the massacre of George Custer and the 7th cavalry by Native Americans led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. The site of the battle is now a National Monument, located in Big Horn County, just to the north of the state line with Wyoming.

7. In terms of area, where does Montana rank among the fifty states?

From Quiz Montana: Big Sky Country

Answer: 4th largest

The area of Montana is 147,042 square miles. This is larger than many countries - including Japan, the United Kingdom and Italy! If Montana were a country, it would be the 62nd largest in the world by area.

8. In which Montana mountain range was the movie "Hole in the Sky" (1995) set?

From Quiz The Montana Quiz

Answer: Bitterroot Mountains

The main character of the movie hiked through the Bitterroots from a ranger station to Missoula. The Bitterroots are along the south-western border of Montana and Idaho.

9. What is the state grass of Montana?

From Quiz Montana, the Best State

Answer: Bluebunch Wheatgrass

Bluebunch wheatgrass is a decreaser when it comes to grazing. A decreaser grass is a grass that decreases in population when it is grazed by cattle. Before cattle were introduced to Montana, bluebunch wheatgrass covered about 70% of Montana's grassland. Now it covers less than 3%.

10. What is Montana's state bird?

From Quiz Montana--The Treasure State

Answer: Western Meadowlark

The western meadowlark is speckled with a bright yellow "vest" and a black V-shaped "necklace". Montana's schoolchildren chose it as the state bird in 1930 and it became official the following year.

11. Name the first Governor of Montana.

From Quiz Montana

Answer: Toole

It was Toole, who now has a county named after him. In Montana, the first two digits of a licence plate designate the county the vehicle is registered in. Also, the lower the number, the larger the population at the time of assignment. Toole County is county 21.

12. What year was Henry Plummer elected as sheriff?

From Quiz Montana History

Answer: 1863

He was elected in 1863 and hanged in 1864. He was ill at the time of his death, however, and would have eventually died from T.B. if he hadn't been lynched.

13. In south central Montana is the city of Billings. It is nicknamed the "Magic City" because of its huge expansion in the 1880s due to what event?

From Quiz A Tour of the Big Sky Country

Answer: Arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad

The Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in the area in 1882, with Billings being the western railhead. The city was named after Frederick H. Billings, the railroad's president. In the 21st century, Billings has been the major trade center for not only much of Montana but also for parts of neighboring states, such as Wyoming and North Dakota.

14. What was the first territorial capital of Montana?

From Quiz The Montana Quiz

Answer: Bannack

Bannack was a boom town starting in 1862 when gold was discovered in the area. Bannack is located in Beaverhead County along Grasshopper Creek. At its peak population in the 19th century, Bannack had around 10,000 residents.

15. What is the name of Montana's most intact ghost town?

From Quiz Montana, the Best State

Answer: Garnet

Garnet was a booming gold town in the late 1800s with nearly 1000 settlers, but by the early 1900s the gold was running low. In 1912 there was a fire that made a lot of people leave their homes. There was a slight boom again in Garnet in the 1930s, but now the town is Montana's most intact ghost town.

16. What is the state flower?

From Quiz Montana--The Treasure State

Answer: Bitterroot

The bitterroot has pink daisylike blossoms. It was the first state symbol chosen for Montana in 1895.

17. Montana has the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. What is it?

From Quiz Montana

Answer: Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is named after the Flathead Indians.

18. How many 'outlaws' did the Vigilantes hang in January and February of 1864?

From Quiz Montana History

Answer: 22

Some of the 'outlaws' who were hanged were guilty simply of speaking out against the Vigilantes. This was enough to prove the suspect guilty of being involved in criminal activity.

19. A journey west along Interstate 90 from Billings will lead you to which city, the site of the flagship campus of Montana State University?

From Quiz A Tour of the Big Sky Country

Answer: Bozeman

Bozeman was founded in 1864 by John Bozeman, who established the Bozeman Trail, linking the gold rush settlement of Virginia City to the Oregon Trail in Wyoming. Montana State University opened there in 1893 under its original name of the Agricultural College of the State of Montana.

20. As its name implies, there are a lot of mountains in Montana. There are 77 named mountain ranges and a staggering 2991 named mountains. Which one is Montana's highest mountain?

From Quiz Montana: Big Sky Country

Answer: Granite Peak

These are all mountains in Montana, but Granite Peak is the highest, at 12,807 ft. (3904m). It is located in Park County, about 10 miles north of the Wyoming border. It was not climbed until 1923. Although there are thousands of mountains in Montana, none rank among the 50 tallest in the United States.

21. What Montana city is known for its outrageous St. Patrick's Day celebrations?

From Quiz The Montana Quiz

Answer: Butte

One reason for the parties is that Butte has traditionally had the highest population of Irish-American descendants in Montana. Butte is the location of a large mine where gold, silver, and finally copper was mined.

22. This is for all you locals. Which two schools play the biggest football game of the year?

From Quiz Montana, the Best State

Answer: University of Montana vs. Montana State University - Bozeman

This match, first played in 1900, has been meeting for over 100 years. Go Cats Go. Grizzlies Suck.

23. What is the state tree?

From Quiz Montana--The Treasure State

Answer: Ponderosa pine

The ponderosa pine was officially made the state tree in 1949 after a year-long campaign by the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs.

24. Montana has two national parks. Yellowstone was the first national park ever. What is the other one?

From Quiz Montana

Answer: Glacier National Park & Glacier & Glacier Park

Glacier Park is considered to be the Crown Jewel of North America. It joins with the Canadian Waterton National Park and together they make up the first International Peace Park.

25. Long John Franck and Erastus Yeager did what?

From Quiz Montana History

Answer: Supplied the Vigilantes with names of other supposed gang members

Long John Franck and Erastus Yeager revealed the names of other supposed gang members. The method of encouragement used by the Vigilantes was to tie a noose about their necks and string it tight enough to scare them into naming names.

26. What is the name of the largest National Park located entirely within the boundaries of Montana?

From Quiz A Tour of the Big Sky Country

Answer: Glacier

Glacier National Park comprises over 1,000,000 acres in northern Montana, on the border with the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Yellowstone has a small part of its territory in Montana and Idaho, but the vast majority of it is in Wyoming. Grand Teton is entirely within Wyoming and Rocky Mountain National Park can be found in Colorado.

27. By what other name is Glacier National Park known?

From Quiz The Montana Quiz

Answer: Crown Jewel of the Continent

Glacier National Park is a beautiful, vibrant place to hike and camp. There are over 700 miles of hiking trails within the park. Going-to-the-Sun Road, which cuts through the park, is on America's list for being one of the most scenic drives. Source:

28. What is Montana's state mammal?

From Quiz Montana--The Treasure State

Answer: Grizzly bear

There are only about 1,000 grizzlies left in the American West. There were once as many as 50,000 and ranged as far east as the Mississippi River. They are federally protected by the Endangered Species Act. A grizzly can weigh up to 800 pounds.

29. Three rivers come together near Bozeman at Three Forks. They are the Gallatin, the Madison and which other river?

From Quiz Montana

Answer: Jefferson

30. The death of Nicholas Tbalt is the catalyst that started the Vigilante killing spree. Who is said to have killed him?

From Quiz Montana History

Answer: George Ives

Joe Pizanthea was the only Mexican in the town and was probably singled out simply for that reason. He was lynched by the Vigilantes.

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