Tucson is the sunniest city in the United States – receiving 360 days of sunshine. With an average temperature of 83 degrees, Tucson offers a beautiful sunny, and warm climate all year round. The sizzling hot summer months (May and September) record up to 100 degrees temperatures.
Apart from the great Amazon Forest, there are also more bird species in Tucson than anywhere else in the world! Birders flock to Tucson to view diverse and unique bird species such as Gambel’s Quail, Moring Dove, Cactus Wren, and many more.
Tucson Facts Trivia Questions and Answers – 2022 – 2023
Data shows that Tucson’s cost of living is 8.5% lower than the national average making it the cheapest place to live in America. Besides the affordable cost of living, Tucson’s natural attractions, culture, and state of education e.t.c., make it a great place to call home.
Here is a list of Tucson trivia quiz questions and answers to help you know crucial things about the place.
1. Which county is Tucson located in?
2. Tucson is the most populated city in Arizona. True or false?
3. Which of the following is NOT a nickname for Tucson?
- The Old Pueblo
- Optics Valley
- Home of The Mountain
4. What is Tucson’s oldest neighborhood?
5. Which film did Tucson High School appear in?
6. Name Tucson’s largest park.
7. Where is the Tucson Festival of Books held?
8. What is the first name of the boy honored by the ‘El Tiradito’ shrine?
9. What is Fiesta de los Vaqueros otherwise known as?
10. Which of the following is NOT commonly found on a Sonoran hot dog?
- Pinto Beans
11. What event in Tucson takes place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos?
12. What are the University of Arizona sports teams known as?
13. Pima Community College has over 10 campuses. True or false?
14. In what month does the Tucson Folk Festival take place?
15. Where does Tucson’s oldest restaurant, The El Charro Café, operate?
16. Tucson was founded as _____.
17. How many days of sunshine does Tucson have in an average year?
18. What complex agricultural society lived in the Tucson area from 300 to 1500 AD?
19. What river is the city of Tucson built on?
20. What famous outlaw was killed by Wyatt Earp in a Tucson train yard?
21. What food was invented in Tucson?
22. What Spanish mission is located just south of Tucson?
23. What local sandwich shop is considered a cultural icon in Tucson?
24. How long was Tucson the capital of Arizona?
25. What mountain is Tucson named after?
26. What movie studio was located in Tucson?
27. Tucson used to be part of which Mexican state?
28. What sports Hall of Fame is located in Tucson?
29. What trade show annually draws around 50,000 people to Tucson?
30. How many mountain ranges surround Tucson?
31. Name the mountain ranges surrounding Tucson?
32. What do the native Tohono O’odham people call the base of Sentinel mountain, that largely explains the origin of the word Tucson?
33. In 1972, Pima County enacted a “dark sky” code to regulate the brightness and number of outdoor bulbs in an effort to help local observatories like one at Kitt Peak. How has this impacted Tucson?
34. Why did Former Mayor, Jim Corbett, call Tucson’s East Speedway Boulevard the “ugliest street in America?”
35. In 2013, a new species of scorpion was discovered in the Santa Catalina Mountains, which are visible from downtown Tucson. Who made the discovery?
36. How many people does the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show attract?
37. What is the oldest incorporated city in Arizona?
38. What is famous about the downtown street of Calle Carlos Arruza?
39. What is so unique about Calle Carlos Arruza street?
40. How many non-captive jaguars are said to roam freely in Tucson?
41. From which period did the Hohokam people live in the Tucson area?
42. The Spanish built a fort at Tubac in 1751. It was moved to Tucson in 1775 where Hugo O’Conor, an Irishman working for the Spanish crown, officially founded what?
43. On which date did the United States acquire Tucson via treaty from Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase?
44. Tucson was Arizona’s most populous city during the territorial period and early statehood, when was it surpassed by Phoenix?
45. What does the Pima Air & Space Museum harbor?
46. Saguaro National Park consists of which two separate areas?
47. What is the most famous cuisine in Tucson?
48. What kind of wildlife is preserved at the Sabino Canyon?
49. Name one reason that led to Tucson’s remarkable growth after World War II?
50. Historically, what did the Jesuit missionary, Eusebio Francisco Kino, form?