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Minnesota Trivia Questions

posted Sep 2, 2013, 11:30 PM by Simon Nguyen

This Minnesota trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers to the Minnesota trivia questions can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and pass them on to friends and family.

1. The most popular nickname for the state of Minnesota is ________.
a) The Gopher State b) The North Star State c) Land of 10,000 Lakes

2. What is the capital city of Minnesota?
a) Minneapolis b) Rochester c) St. Paul d) St. Cloud

3. What U.S. time zone is Minnesota in?
a) Pacific b) Mountain c) Central d) Eastern

4. Which of these weather or climate phrases best describes Minnesota?
a) Hot summer, cold winter
b) Warm all year round
c) Cold all year round
d) Mild with no major weather events

5. True or False. Minnesota usually has one of the highest voter turnouts (for presidential and state elections) in United States.

6. James George Janos, also known by the name Jesse Ventura, was the 38th governor of Minnesota. He is best known of his former career as a ________.
a) District prosecutor b) Professional wrestler c) TV evangelist d) Harvard professor

7. Which of these renowned medical research centers is based in Minnesota?
a) Johns Hopkins b) Mayo Clinic c) Mass General d) None of these

8. In no special order, the top three sport franchises in Minnesota are the Twins (baseball), the Vikings (NFL) and the ________.
a) Minnesota Timberwolves b) St. Paul Saints c) Minnesota Lynx

9. Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the U.S. (based on the number of stores), is located in Minnesota. Which city is it in?
a) Bloomington b) Minneapolis c) Rochester d) St. Paul

10. What is the state bird of Minnesota?
a) Robin b) Bluebird c) Chickadee d) Common loon

11. Eveleth, Minnesota is home to the U.S. Hall of Fame of which competitive sport?
a) Baseball b) Basketball c) Pro Football d) Softball e) Hockey

12. True or False. The state's motto is "L'Étoile du Nord" which could be translated to English as "Jewel of the North".

Answer key:
1)b 2)c 3)c 4)a 5)True 6)b 7)b 8)a 9)a 10)d 11)e 12)False

Classifications: # of correct answers
10-12 Master, 7-9 Expert, 4-6 Intermediate, 0-3 Novice
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