50 Tucson Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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?

Pima County


2. Tucson is the most populated city in Arizona. True or false?

False, Phoenix is the most populated city.


3. Which of the following is NOT a nickname for Tucson?

  • The Old Pueblo
  • Optics Valley
  • Home of The Mountain
Home of The Mountain


4. What is Tucson’s oldest neighborhood?

Presidio Pathfinder


5. Which film did Tucson High School appear in?

Can’t Buy Me Love


6. Name Tucson’s largest park.

Saguaro National Park


7. Where is the Tucson Festival of Books held?

The University of Arizona


8. What is the first name of the boy honored by the ‘El Tiradito’ shrine?

Enrique Marrufo


9. What is Fiesta de los Vaqueros otherwise known as?

Tucson Rodeo


10. Which of the following is NOT commonly found on a Sonoran hot dog?

  • Bacon
  • Pineapple
  • Pinto Beans


11. What event in Tucson takes place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos?

The All Souls Processions


12. What are the University of Arizona sports teams known as?

The Arizona Wildcats


13. Pima Community College has over 10 campuses. True or false?

The Arizona Wildcats


14. In what month does the Tucson Folk Festival take place?



15. Where does Tucson’s oldest restaurant, The El Charro Café, operate?

At the iconic former Flin family home at 311 N. Court Avenue in Tucson.


16. Tucson was founded as _____.

A military fort


17. How many days of sunshine does Tucson have in an average year?

350 days of sunshine a 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?

Santa Cruz River


20. What famous outlaw was killed by Wyatt Earp in a Tucson train yard?

Frank Stilwell


21. What food was invented in Tucson?



22. What Spanish mission is located just south of Tucson?

Mission San Xavier del Bac


23. What local sandwich shop is considered a cultural icon in Tucson?



24. How long was Tucson the capital of Arizona?

10 years


25. What mountain is Tucson named after?

Sentinel Peak


26. What movie studio was located in Tucson?

Old Tucson Studios


27. Tucson used to be part of which Mexican state?

State of Sonora


28. What sports Hall of Fame is located in Tucson?



29. What trade show annually draws around 50,000 people to Tucson?

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show


30. How many mountain ranges surround Tucson?

Five minor ranges of mountains


31. Name the mountain ranges surrounding Tucson?

The Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tortolita Mountains to the north, the Santa Rita Mountains to the south, the Rincon Mountains to the east, and the Tucson Mountains to the west.


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?

Tucson experiences far less light pollution than most cities do, allowing stars and planets to shine through the darkness.


34. Why did Former Mayor, Jim Corbett, call Tucson’s East Speedway Boulevard the “ugliest street in America?”

In 1970, it was enveloped by garish billboards that obscured the city’s beautiful vistas.


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?

Biologist Rob Bryson Jr.


36. How many people does the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show attract?

50,000 people annually


37. What is the oldest incorporated city in Arizona?



38. What is famous about the downtown street of Calle Carlos Arruza?

It honors one of the greatest bullfighters in history, Mexican-born Carlos Arruza.


39. What is so unique about Calle Carlos Arruza street?

According to historian David Leighton, it is possibly the only street in the U.S. named after a bullfighter.


40. How many non-captive jaguars are said to roam freely in Tucson?

Two with one being nicknamed El Jefe and is a Tucson Celebrity.


41. From which period did the Hohokam people live in the Tucson area?

From around 450-1450 A.D


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?

Presidio San Augustin del Tucson.


43. On which date did the United States acquire Tucson via treaty from Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase?

June 8, 1854


44. Tucson was Arizona’s most populous city during the territorial period and early statehood, when was it surpassed by Phoenix?

Between 1910 and 1920.


45. What does the Pima Air & Space Museum harbor?

The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 32 hectares 80 acres on a campus occupying 51 hectares (127 acres). It has also been the home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame since 1991.


46. Saguaro National Park consists of which two separate areas?

Tucson Mountain District and Rincon Mountain District


47. What is the most famous cuisine in Tucson?

Sonoran-style Mexican food


48. What kind of wildlife is preserved at the Sabino Canyon?

Deer, javelina, skunks, tortoises, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions.


49. Name one reason that led to Tucson’s remarkable growth after World War II?

The annexation of suburbs.


50. Historically, what did the Jesuit missionary, Eusebio Francisco Kino, form?

The Mission San Xavier del Bac in 1700.

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