Welcome to the ultimate Minnesota trivia challenge! In this collection of 50 mind-boggling questions, you’ll uncover fascinating facts about the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Whether you’re a native Minnesotan or just curious about this diverse state, prepare for an exciting journey through its history, culture, and landmarks.
Minnesota, nestled in the Midwestern United States, boasts a rich tapestry of natural wonders, from the majestic Mississippi River to the awe-inspiring Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Its vibrant cities, like Minneapolis and St. Paul, hum with a dynamic blend of arts, sports, and innovation. Did you know that the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, is not only one of the largest shopping malls globally, but it’s also an entertainment wonderland with an indoor theme park and aquarium?
From its iconic state bird, the Common Loon, to legendary musicians like Bob Dylan and Prince, Minnesota has left an indelible mark on American culture. Unravel mysteries about the state’s state gemstone, the enchanting Lake Superior, and even its official muffin! So, buckle up, and let the Minnesota trivia extravaganza begin!
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Hockey Trivia Questions Minnesota Twins Trivia #1. What is the state bird of Minnesota?
Red-tailed Hawk #2. Which river forms part of Minnesota's eastern border?
St. Croix River
Red River of the North
Mississippi River #3. What is the nickname of Minnesota?
The Gopher State
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
The Flickertail State
The North Star State #4. In which city is the Mall of America located?
Bloomington #5. How many Great Lakes border Minnesota? #6. Which famous American author wrote the novel "Main Street," partly inspired by her time in Minnesota?
Laura Ingalls Wilder
F. Scott Fitzgerald #7. What is the Minnesota state flower?
Lady's Slipper Orchid
Pink and White Lady's Slipper #8. Which iconic superhero film, starring Chris Hemsworth, was partially filmed in Minnesota's North Shore?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thor: The Dark World #9. What is the largest city in Minnesota?
Rochester #10. Which professional NFL team represents Minnesota?
Green Bay Packers #11. Which waterfall is known as the "Niagara of the West" and is located on the Minnesota-Canada border?
Kakabeka Falls #12. What is the Minnesota state tree? #13. In which city is the Mayo Clinic, a renowned medical facility?
St. Paul #14. Which Minnesota-born musician was known as the "Queen of Pop" and released hits like "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl"?
Taylor Swift #15. What is the name of the professional basketball team based in Minneapolis?
Los Angeles Lakers
Chicago Bulls #16. Which lake is the largest entirely within Minnesota's borders?
Lake of the Woods
Lake Mille Lacs #17. In which year did Minnesota become a state? #18. What is the state fish of Minnesota?
Largemouth Bass #19. Which famous American architect designed the "Guthrie Theater" in Minneapolis?
I. M. Pei
Frank Lloyd Wright #20. What is the Minnesota state gemstone? #21. In the movie "Fargo," the character Marge Gunderson is a police chief from which city in Minnesota?
Brainerd #22. What is the Minnesota state beverage?
Milk #23. Which major river flows through the city of Minneapolis?
St. Croix River
Red River of the North #24. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is located on the border between Minnesota and which Canadian province?
Ontario #25. What is the Minnesota state muffin?
Pumpkin #26. Which famous Minnesota-born musician wrote and performed hits like "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry"?
Bob Dylan #27. In which sport did the "Miracle on Ice" take place during the 1980 Winter Olympics, with the USA defeating the USSR?
Skiing #28. What is the largest ethnic group in Minnesota?
Scandinavian #29. Which national park in Minnesota is known for its abundance of fossils, including petrified wood?
Pipestone #30. What is the Minnesota state soil?
Luverne #31. Which Minnesota-born actor starred in movies like "The Departed" and "The Revenant," winning an Oscar for the latter?
Leonardo DiCaprio #32. In which city is the University of Minnesota's main campus located?
Rochester #33. What is the official sport of Minnesota?
Soccer #34. Which lake, known for its unique shape, is located in the western part of Minnesota?
Lake Mille Lacs
Lake Calhoun #35. What is the Minnesota state butterfly?
Monarch #36. Which famous 20th-century aviator was born in Atchison, Kansas, but spent part of her childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota?
Orville Wright #37. What is the Minnesota state muffin?
Corn #38. In 1992, Minnesota became the first state in the US to elect an openly gay person to which position?
Senator #39. Which frozen waterfall in Minnesota is a popular destination for ice climbers?
Minnehaha Falls #40. The city of Rochester is home to which famous medical facility?
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Cleveland Clinic #41. What is the Minnesota state muffin?
Corn #42. Which famous Minnesota-born filmmaker directed movies like "Fargo," "No Country for Old Men," and "The Big Lebowski"?
Joel and Ethan Coen
Christopher Nolan #43. In which city is the Minnesota State Fair held annually?
Rochester #44. What is the Minnesota state muffin?
Corn #45. Which lake, located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, is known for its crystal-clear waters and excellent fishing?
Lake of the Woods
Lake Superior #46. What is the Minnesota state muffin?
Corn #47. Which Minnesota-born musician was known for his contributions to rock music and the song "Like a Rolling Stone"?
Jimi Hendrix #48. What is the Minnesota state muffin?
Blueberry #49. In which city is the headquarters of Target Corporation, one of the largest retail chains in the United States?
St. Paul #50. What is the Minnesota state muffin?