50+ El Paso Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

El Paso was initially a part of Mexico before Texas officially joined the USA in 1845. Today the city has a huge military presence in Fort Bliss – there are over 38,500 active military personnel. The city’s culture, sceneries, and coming-of-age cuisines are worth exploring.

Texans not only love twangy Country music but also enjoy other music genres. The Sun City Music Festival, holds a two-day event of EDM music, lights, and dancing in the streets.

El Paso Facts Trivia Questions and Answers – 2022 – 2023

Good news for margarita lovers! El Paso is the birthplace of the margarita drink which was invented at Tommy’s Place Bar in 1945. Make sure you get a taste of it during your visit.

Take a virtual trip to El Paso city with the following list of trivia quizzes! See how many questions you can answer correctly.


1. What can be found on the side of the Franklin Mountains?

Large desert basins


2. Who started the “reading room for boys” in 1894?

Mary Stanton


3. What was unusual about the public square in downtown El Paso starting around 1883?

Alligators were kept in a pool there


4. What is the name of the only battle fought near El Paso during the Mexican-American War?

Battle of El Brazito


5. What is an acequia?

Irrigation canal


6. What did General John J “Black Jack” Pershing have to do with the El Paso area?

Pursued the bandit Arango


7. Which landmark hotel is located in El Paso?

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park.


8. What military base was established for the first time in January 1854 near Coon’s Ranch?

Fort Bliss


9. What Apache war chief led raids against the settlers in the desert of Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and El Paso area?



10. Who was awarded the Legion of Honor medal by France for his contribution to saving French vineyards from the havoc phylloxera?

V. Munson


11. What American president met with Mexican president Diaz in El Paso in 1909?



12. What was the family name of the couple who built the house called “Casa de Grande”?



13. The _____ River runs through El Paso.

Rio Grande


14. What is the name of the most famous sporting event in El Paso?

The Sun Bowl


15. True or false: El Paso is home to the largest tattoo and music festival in the U.S.

True at the Texas Showdown Festival


16. What famous drink was reportedly invented in El Paso?

The margarita


17. Blue, silver, and _____ are the school colors of the University of Texas El Paso.



18. El Paso is nicknamed The _____ City.

The Sun City


19. A statue of which figure sits on Mount Cristo Rey?



20. Chico’s Tacos is famous for what dish?

Rolled Tacos


21. Which of these movies was NOT filmed in El Paso? Lolita, Mean Girls, Traffic

Mean Girls


22. El Paso is the only major Texas city to run on _____ Time.

Mountain Time


23. What was the first street in El Paso?

El Paso Street


24. True or false: El Paso is home to one of only two Indian reservations in Texas.



25. What is the team name of the University of Texas El Paso?

The UTEP Miners


26. El Paso is a city in and the seat of what county?

El Paso County in the western corner of the U.S. state of Texas.


27. The 2020 population of the city from the U.S. Census Bureau was what?



28. It’s the 23rd-largest city in the U.S., the sixth-largest city in Texas, and the second-largest city in what?

The Southwestern United States behind Phoenix, Arizona.


29. The city is also the second largest, what?

Majority-Hispanic city in the U.S., with 81% of its population being Hispanic.


30. Its metropolitan statistical area covers all of El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas and had a population of how many in 2020?



31. El Paso has consistently been ranked as one of what?

Safest large cities in America.


32. It’s across the Mexico–United States border from where?

Ciudad Juárez, the most-populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua with over 1.5 million people.


33. The Las Cruces area, in the neighboring U.S. state of New Mexico, has a population of how many?



34. On the U.S. side, the El Paso metropolitan area forms part of the larger El Paso–Las Cruces combined statistical area, with a population of what?



35. These three cities form a combined international metropolitan area sometimes referred to as what?

The Paso del Norte or the Borderplex.


36. The region of 2.7 million people constitutes the largest bilingual and binational work force in what?

The Western Hemisphere


37. The city is home to the Medical Center of the Americas, the only medical research and care provider complex in what?

West Texas and Southern New Mexico


38. It is also home of the University of Texas at El Paso, the cities what?

Primary university.


39. The city hosts what annual college football postseason game?

Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country.


40. Fort Bliss is one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army and the second-largest what?

Training area in the U.S. behind nearby White Sands Missile Range.


41. The fort is headquartered in El Paso but a large part of the training area is where?

In New Mexico


42. El Paso is a five-time All-America City Award winner, winning in what years?

1969, 2010, 2018, 2020.


43. Congressional Quarterly ranked it in the top-three safest large cities in the United States during what years?

1997 and 2014


44. The El Paso region has had human settlement for thousands of years, as evidenced by what?

Folsom points from hunter-gatherers found at Hueco Tanks


45. This suggests how many years of human habitation?

10,000 to 12,000


46. The earliest known cultures in the region were what?

Maize farmers


47. When the Spanish arrived, what tribes populated the area?

Manso, Suma, and Jumano.


48. During the Civil War, Confederate military forces were in the area until it was captured by whom?

The Union California Column in August 1862.


49. It was then headquarters for what?

The 5th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry from August 1863 until December 1864.


50. After the Civil War’s conclusion, the town’s population began to grow as what?

As Texans continued to move into the villages and soon became the majority.


51. El Paso itself, incorporated in 1873, encompassed what?

The small area communities that had developed along the river.


52. With the arrival of the Southern Pacific, Texas and Pacific, and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads in 1881, the population boomed to 10,000 by when?

By the 1890 census, with many Anglo-Americans, recent immigrants, old Hispanic settlers, and recent arrivals from Mexico.


53. The location of El Paso and the arrival of these more wild newcomers caused the city to become what?

A violent and wild boomtown known as the “Six-shooter Capital” because of its lawlessness.


54. Indeed, prostitution and gambling flourished until World War I, when the Department of the Army pressured El Paso authorities to do what?

To crack down on vice


55. With the suppression of the vice trade and in consideration of the city’s geographic position, the city continued into developing as a what?

A premier manufacturing, transportation, and retail center of the U.S. Southwest.

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