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.
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?
2. Who started the “reading room for boys” in 1894?
3. What was unusual about the public square in downtown El Paso starting around 1883?
4. What is the name of the only battle fought near El Paso during the Mexican-American War?
5. What is an acequia?
6. What did General John J “Black Jack” Pershing have to do with the El Paso area?
7. Which landmark hotel is located in El Paso?
8. What military base was established for the first time in January 1854 near Coon’s Ranch?
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?
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.
14. What is the name of the most famous sporting event in El Paso?
15. True or false: El Paso is home to the largest tattoo and music festival in the U.S.
16. What famous drink was reportedly invented in El Paso?
17. Blue, silver, and _____ are the school colors of the University of Texas El Paso.
18. El Paso is nicknamed The _____ City.
19. A statue of which figure sits on Mount Cristo Rey?
20. Chico’s Tacos is famous for what dish?
21. Which of these movies was NOT filmed in El Paso? Lolita, Mean Girls, Traffic
22. El Paso is the only major Texas city to run on _____ Time.
23. What was the first street in El Paso?
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?
26. El Paso is a city in and the seat of what county?
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?
29. The city is also the second largest, what?
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?
32. It’s across the Mexico–United States border from where?
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?
36. The region of 2.7 million people constitutes the largest bilingual and binational work force in what?
37. The city is home to the Medical Center of the Americas, the only medical research and care provider complex in what?
38. It is also home of the University of Texas at El Paso, the cities what?
39. The city hosts what annual college football postseason game?
40. Fort Bliss is one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army and the second-largest what?
41. The fort is headquartered in El Paso but a large part of the training area is where?
42. El Paso is a five-time All-America City Award winner, winning in what years?
43. Congressional Quarterly ranked it in the top-three safest large cities in the United States during what years?
44. The El Paso region has had human settlement for thousands of years, as evidenced by what?
45. This suggests how many years of human habitation?
46. The earliest known cultures in the region were what?
47. When the Spanish arrived, what tribes populated the area?
48. During the Civil War, Confederate military forces were in the area until it was captured by whom?
49. It was then headquarters for what?
50. After the Civil War’s conclusion, the town’s population began to grow as what?
51. El Paso itself, incorporated in 1873, encompassed what?
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?
53. The location of El Paso and the arrival of these more wild newcomers caused the city to become what?
54. Indeed, prostitution and gambling flourished until World War I, when the Department of the Army pressured El Paso authorities to do what?
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?