50 Fresno Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Fresno was founded as a railway station by the Central Pacific Railroad Company in 1872. Over the years it emerged as the most populous city inland in central California. It is situated between San Francisco and Los Angeles and is a major economic hub of Fresno County.

Fresno Facts Trivia Questions and Answers – 2022 – 2023

Fresno’s annual Rogue Festival gives all types of people the opportunity to showcase their works, from film and theatre to music and dance throughout the city.

Still on arts, Fresno can bring out the Da Vinci in you. A visit to the Fresno Art Museum guarantees an opportunity to see the masterpieces harbored there and even get art classes, and workshops which are open for all ages.

Want to learn more about Fresno? Check out our well-researched Fresno trivia below to understand the city in depth.


1. What was the city of Fresno named after?

Abundant trees


2. What Native American people inhabited the Fresno area before the arrival of Europeans?

Yokuts people and Miwok people


3. The city of Fresno was originally established as a _____.

Central Pacific Railroad


4. What is Fresno’s top agricultural crop?

U.S. raisin supply


5. What dance style evolved on the streets of Fresno?



6. What can be found in Fresno?

Forestiere Underground Gardens


7. Fresno had the first modern _____ in the United States.

Modern Landfill


8. What actress starred in the 1986 television miniseries Fresno?

Carol Burnett


9. Fresno is the largest U.S. city without _____.


10. What credit card was originally launched in Fresno?



11. What were the first animals in the Fresno Chaffee Zoo?

Bears and Birds


12. What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Fresno, California?

115 °F


13. Who is Fresno State Live Mascot?

Victor E. Bulldog III


14. What is the 3-letter airport code for Fresno?



15. ‘The Battle of Barstow’ is an annual high school football rivalry game between which two schools?

Hoover and Bullard High Schools


16. What is the name of the large church on the corner of Cedar and Herndon?

Peoples Church


17. What is the daily newspaper of record in Fresno?

The Times of London


18. Which highway would you take to get to Shaver Lake from Fresno?

Highway 168


19. What is the name of the miniature golf and family fun center on the corner of Chestnut and Ashlan?

Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment Center


20. On what street is Christmas Tree Lane?

The entrance is at Shields Ave. and the lane ends at the intersection of N Palm Ave. and W Shaw Ave.


21. What county is directly south of Fresno County?

Kings and Tulare Counties


22. Promoters believe that Fresno is the ________ capital of the world.



23. What Asian people group settled in large numbers in Fresno after a devastating conflict in Laos?

The Hmong


24. What high school are you attending if you go to Computech?

Edison High School.


25. What is the name of the executive airport on Kearney Blvd?

Chandler Downtown Airport


26. What Fresno native was a highly successful basketball coach at UNLV before returning to coach Fresno State?

Jerry Tarkanian


27. What is the name of the shopping area on the corner of Blackstone and Nees?

Villaggio shopping center


28. What is the nickname of Fresno’s minor league baseball team?

The Fresno Grizzlies


29. In what month is the Fresno Fair held annually?



30. Where did Fresno State play its home games before moving to the Save Mart Center?

Selland Arena


31. What Hall of Fame pitcher and Fresno High alum won a World Series with the New York Mets?

Tom Seaver


32. What Catholic church is located in downtown Fresno and is home to the diocese of Fresno?

St. John’s Cathedral


33. As of February 2020, the population of Fresno was?

535,000 people


34. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is a zoo in Roeding Park in Fresno covering 39 acres and housing how many animal species?

Over 190 species


35. What does the Blossom Trail celebrate?

Fresno County’s agriculture and a few historical points of interest.


36. What dance styles evolved in Fresno in the 1970s?



37. Fresno is located halfway between two large cities. Which ones?

San Francisco and Los Angeles


38. How was the raisin industry was started in Fresno accidentally?

When some grapes were mistakenly allowed to dry on the vines.


39. The economy in Fresno is supported by many different industries, including?

Agricultural, food processing, glass, plastics, and computer software.


40. What is the nation’s most popular antique car show?

The Conours D’Elegance


41. What is the climate in Fresno?

Fresno displays Mediterranean climate characteristics, with mild and moist winters, and very hot and dry summers.


42. How many wine grapes grown in California are located in Fresno County?

One-fifth of the total wine grapes grown in california


43. How many days does Fresno receive sunshine per year?

Around 300 days of sunshine


44. Fresno is also the third-largest majority-Hispanic city in the United States. What is the population of this group in percentage?

50.5% of its population was Hispanic in 2020


45. What is Fresno’s first and oldest synagogue?

Temple Beth Israel


46. When was Temple Beth Israel founded?



47. The Fresno Municipal Sanitary Landfill was the first modern landfill in the United States, and incorporated several important innovations to waste disposal, what were they?

Trenching, compacting, and the daily covering of trash with dirt.


48. Before World War II, Fresno had many ethnic neighborhoods, which were?

Little Armenia, German Town, Little Italy, and Chinatown.


49. In the 1970s, the city was the subject of a song, “Walking Into Fresno”. Who wrote the song?

It was written by Hall Of Fame guitarist Bill Aken and recorded by Bob Gallion of the world-famous “WWVA Jamboree” radio and television show in Wheeling, West Virginia.


50. Fresno has three large public parks, two in the city limits and one in county land to the southwest. Name them.

Woodward Park, Roeding Park and Kearney Park.

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