How Montanan are You?

Just under a million people live in Montana... and many of these are transplants from Poland to Pasadena, Dallas to Duluth. How much do YOU know about Montana? Are you a true native or can you pass for one? Or will you fall flat on your face into some wapati nuggets?

Are YOU a true Montanan? How much do you know about its places and people? Do you have what it takes to get a good score on this 35 question quiz? Take a few minutes and try it out.

Created by: bbf
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Besides 'Big Sky Country' and 'The Treasure State,' what is another nickname for Montana?
'Inland Empire'
'The Show Me State'
'Land of Shining Mountains'
'Mother of Waters'
'The Great Land'
'Oro Y Plata'
4. What's the name of the 400 mile long area way up north along US Highway 2, from around Cut Bank or Shelby, east past Malta to over by Glasgow and Wolf Point?
The Top Hat
Canada South
Two-Corridor
The Highline
The Strip
5. What Cornish food item is a famous specialty of Butte-Silverbow?
Cornish hen
Cornish rarebit
Cornish rabbit
Cornish pasties
Cornish pies
Cornish pastries
6. What's the name of the warm, dry wind that blows off the east slope of the divide, and melts a lot (or all) of the snow in the winter?
Rocky Mountain foehn
Santa Anna
Chinook
Siksika
Twister
7. What's the name of the famous college footbal rivalry in Montana, one of the oldest rivalries of its kind in the entire nation?
MSU-UM
Cat-Griz
Griz-Cat
Scat-Grid
East-West
8. You're in the area of the state that natives call 'The Pryor(s).' What do you see?
tons of lodgepole pines, elk
red desert, trees on slopes, wild horses
glaciers and mountain lakes, mountain goats
rolling hills with wheat
very tall jagged blackrock peaks and cliffs
railroad tracks, warehouses with anarchist graffiti
9. People in Western Montana, especially the Missoula area, have a tongue-in-cheek name for the eastern third of the state. What is it?
Dakota
West Dakota
South Saskatchewan
North Wyoming
Mongolia
10. Who/what was Big Medicine?
A respected Blackfeet chief
A smokestack in Great Falls
A famous frontier pharmacy in Plentywood
An albino bison
A 19th century health rally at Big Arm on Flathead
A lichen-covered boulder revered by the Shoshone
11. The food/music/speech of North Central Montana has a subtle Southern (Dixie Scotch-Irish, Cajun, etc.) influence. How the heck did this get there?
French-Canadians and Irish Newfoundlanders coming down from Canada in the early 19th century
Southerners retiring to Great Falls in the last 20 years
Southerners stationed at Malmstrom AFB since WWII
People taking steamboats up the Mississippi and Missouri from New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, etc. in the mid 19th century
Descendants of Helena's Four Georgians moved north in the early 20th century
Texans bringing cattle to southern Montana in the late 19th century
12. What's the name of the area way up north and west of Missoula --north of Troy, forming the NW corner of the state.
The Seeley-Swan
The Yaak
The Highline
The Big Dry
Glacier NP
13. You're driving around and see a car going 20 miles past the speed limit on the interstate. They have Montana plates and some numbers starting with '12.' on them. Where are they from?
Lewistown
Happy's Inn
Harlowton
Hamilton
Livingston
Havre
14. Which Montana city had more millionaires per capita than any place on earth for around a generation and a half?
Butte
Billings
Helena
Missoula
Great Falls
15. You're driving past Lima, heading south, which state will you be in in a short time?
North Dakota
Idaho
Wyoming
Colorado
South Dakota
16. What's the nickname of Great Falls?
The Magic City
The Electric City
The River City
The Garden City
The Queen City
Birthplace of Montana
17. Who did most Montanans vote for in the 1992 Presidential election?
George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
William J. Clinton
Ross Perot
Ralph Nader
Mickey Mouse
18. You're in Makoshika. What do you see?
vast fields of green wheat and oats, three small mountains way in the distance
a medium-sized lush valley, surrounded by tall forested mountains
grass and sagebrush with occasional large granite boulders
gold and white badlands with strange rock formations
Mars-red hills with junipers and tall mountains in the distance
Victorian houses and old brick buildings full of transplants from Boulder, CO
19. You and your sweetheart just ate some good Thai food and washed it down with local microbrewed beer. Now it's time to move onto some famous chocolates made at a traditional malt shop with an avian name. What's the most likely place you're at?
strip mall on Westside of Billings
Uptown Butte
Downtown Helena
Uptown Helena
Downtown Billings
Missoula's Southside
20. You're going antelope hunting with cousins. What's a likely place you'd head to?
Jordan
Yellowstone Park
Trego
Lake Como
The Beartooths
21. What's the name of the area southeast of Shelby, north of Great Falls and southwest of Havre?
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Square
The Tractor Triangle
The Cowboy Diamond
Fort Benton
Missouri Breaks
22. How many Indian Reservations are in Montana?
2
3
4
5
6
7
23. If football is king in the larger high schools of the cities, what sport rules in the small towns, especially in Eastern and Central Montana?
girls' and/or boys' soccer
girls' and/or boys' rodeo
girls' and/or boys' basketball
girls' and/or boys' swimming
girls' and/or boys' skiing
girls and/or boys' snowmobiling
24. You're in the middle of nowhere out on the plains. You're walking. You're lost. It's hot and will be for hours. You are out of water. Where can you find a temporary source of water so you won't kick the bucket?
dig up some sagebrush roots and eat them
wait for rain and catch it in your boot
suck on some rocks
chew on some yucca and grass
scrape the needles off some prickly pear and eat it
use Verizon wireless and its amazing service to call a Culligan man
25. Glacier National Park is the only place on earth where...
headwaters feed three oceans
bighorn sheep live with mountain goats
temperate rain forests, glaciers, dry forest and dry plains can be found within several miles of each other
you can see the ocean from the tallest mountains even though you are 375 miles from the coast
you can see grizzly bears and black bears
the huckleberry candies cost more than a beer or a latte
26. Minnesotans make fun of Iowa. What state do native Montanans have jokes about?
Washington
South Dakota
Wyoming
Idaho
California
North Dakota
27. You're driving from Billings to Flathead lake, but don't want to go through Missoula and up Hwy 93. What's the shortest alternate route?
up to Great Falls and through Glacier Park
due north to Hwy 2 and then through Glacier Park
up past Helena and through the Seeley-Swan
pass Missoula on the interstate, take Thompson Falls cuttoff and then backtrack toward the lake
take a plane from Billings to Glacer NP International airport
28. Montana was one of the first states to give women the vote. It was also the first state to:
elect a woman governor
elect a woman to U.S. Congress
elect a woman mayor
elect a female sheriff
elect a woman prime minister
29. You're touring one of the largest antique car museums in the entire West. What town are you in?
Deer Lodge
Red Lodge
Big Lodge
Big Sky
Bigfork
Red Rock
30. How do you say MEAGHER as in 'Meagher County?'
MEE-gur
MORE
mee-GUR
mee-AH-gur
MAHR
MEER
31. Flathead Lake is the largest real lake (not an inland salt sea and not a manmade reservoir) west of the Mississippi River. The Fieldhouse at MSU is the world's largest free-standing solid dome structure. The Beartooth Plateau is the largest what?
Plateau on Earth
Continuous area above 10,000 feet in the lower 48
Mass of limestone in North America
Homeland of mountain buffalo in the Northern Hemisphere
County in Montana
Folk region in Montana
32. Montana touches more Candadian provinces than any state. Which places does MT border?
Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon
Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta
Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia
Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan
British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta
Alberta, the Yukon and Manitoba
33. Which of the following movies didn't have Montana as a filming location?
'The Untouchables'
'Chronicles of Narnia'
'Forrest Gump'
'Hidalgo'
'What Dreams May Come'
'Dumb and Dumber'
34. What are the five largest ethnic backgrounds in Montana (in no particular order)?
German, Irish, Norwegian, Native American and English
Irish, English, Norwegian, German and Dutch
Native American, English, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish
Irish, German, Italian, French-Canadian and English
German, English, Swedish, Cornish/Welsh and Native American
German, Irish, Swiss, Basque and Native American
35. Montana, aptly meaning 'mountainous,' has how many named mountain ranges (more than any other state)?
22
25
33
55
77
102

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