How well do you think you know Arizona? Let’s take a quick test and see how many of these iconic places, events and people you may recognize. Hopefully you can score an A+.
1. Let's start with this place located in northern Arizona.
Answer: The Grand Canyon. (That one was too easy...)
2. This mountain range is found in central Arizona and is the namesake for a local brewing company.
Answer: Four Peaks.
3. This “castle” looks like a tiered cake and overlooks our state's most populous city.
Answer: Tovrea Castle in Phoenix.
4. This mission is the oldest European structure in Arizona.
Answer: San Xavier del Bac in Tucson.
5. This waterfall is beautiful and found in one of the locations above.
Answer: Havasu Falls.
6. This event takes place every year at one of Arizona's most renowned museums.
Answer: The World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
7. An old stratovolcano, this mountain range also happens to be home to the state's highest elevation and Arizona's only tundra environment.
Answer: The San Francisco Peaks.
8. This old prison operated between 1875 and 1909, then became home to the local high school for approximately four years.
Answer: The Yuma Territorial Prison.
9. This spot is located along the Colorado River and is one of the most photographed places in the state.
Answer: Horseshoe Bend.
10. This spot is incredibly popular for the fall leaf viewing crowd and the summer campers.
Answer: Lockett Meadow at the base of the San Francisco Peaks.
11. Part of an incredibly scenic drive, this place is located along Route 89A and is known for its new age atmosphere.
12. This person was an Arizona senator between 1953 and 1987, as well as the Republican presidential nominee in 1964.
Answer: Barry Goldwater.
13. This motel is located along Route 66 in Holbrook.
Answer: The Wigwam Motel #6.
14. Another Route 66 find, this town is located along the Mother Road and is known for their burro population.
15. This geographical feature is home to plenty of our state's pines and is a popular spot for camping, hiking, and fishing.
Answer: The Mogollon Rim.
16. Here's a tough one. This spot is found in midtown Phoenix and was designed to resemble a computer punch card.
Answer: The Phoenix Financial Center at Central Avenue and Osborn Road.
17. This old trading post in Ganado is still in operation and the homestead is now a national historic site.
Answer: Hubbell Trading Post.
18. This dam sits at the state border and holds back our largest reservoir.
Answer: The Hoover Dam, located along the Arizona-Nevada border.
19. This farm worker was born in Yuma and led a major labor movement that involved a five-year strike and boycott of grapes.
Answer: Cesar Chavez.
20. This location is rumored to have been the literal stomping ground for revolutionary Pancho Villa and is supposedly haunted.
Answer: The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas.
So, how did you do? I’ll admit that I threw some easy ones in there, but I think for the most part all Zonies should have been able to guess at least half of these correctly. Let me know how many you were able to guess correctly!