FHS1961 Alumni Quiz
What do you know about your great State of New Mexico?
Quiz courtesy of Burr Brackeen
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1) What town is named after the Spanish word for Mouse?
2) Albuquerque lies at the foot of Sandia Peak. What does Sandia mean?
3) What is the State insect?
Tarantula Hawk Wasp
Yellow Jacket Wasp
Tiny Brown Sand Flea
Yellow Bellied Head Lice
4) How old is the still-occupied Taos Pueblo?
100 years old
200 years old
300 years old
400 years old
500 years old
700 years old
More than 800 years old
5) What famous inventor came to the mountains near Santa Fe in the early 1890s to prospect for gold?
Thomas A. Edison
Dr. Emmett L. 'Doc' Brown
6) Scurvy was a major disease of travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. What cured that disease when they got to New Mexico?
Chili - It is full of Vitamin C
Tacos - They are full of fatty meat
The Rio Grande - They could finally take a bath
Guacamole - It is full of Vitamin K and A
What the heck is Scurvy?
I don't think this is a fair question
7) What famous Missouri outlaw worked on the railroads in New Mexico to hide out from the law?
The Sundance Kid
Billy the Kid
Jose Chavez Y Chavez
Baby Face Nelson
8) Ruins of the Anasazi culture can be seen in what canyon in Northwest New Mexico?
Choke Cherry Canyon
9) What are the largest gypsum dune deposits in the world called? (They are located in New Mexico.)
Gypsum Dunes National Monument
Gypsum Deposits State Park
Shiny Sands National Monument
Shiny Sand Dunes National Preserve
White Sands National Monument
White Dunes National Recreation Reserve
Gypsum Sands National Monument
10) What is Trinitite?
It's NOT the same as Atomite
It's water from the Trinity River
Desert soil fused into glass by the blast of the first Atomic Explosion at Trinity Site
This is a trick question
It's Alamogordo glass made from the Area 51 UFO landings and blast offs
It is the residents of the New Mexico town of Trinite
Ancient Anasazi ritual involving trinititaning of the corn
11) In late November and early December what can you see at Bitter Lake National Wildlife refuge near Roswell?
20,000 Tazmanian Devils
300,000 - 500,000 Wild Killer Frogs
50 - 60 UFO's
8,000 - 10,000 grazing Bison
30,000 - 75,000 migrating Snow Geese
1 - 2 Alumni of the FHS Class of '61
62,000 - 63,000 stampeding Scorpions
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