90+ Minnesota Trivia Questions and Answers

Minnesota is a Midwestern United States state bordering Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the great lakes. Surprisingly,  Minnesota has 14, 380 lakes but is uniquely known as the land of 10,000 lakes, which is the highest number of any state in the United States.

The Twin Cities’ of Minneapolis and the state capital, Saint Paul, are diverse with cultural landmarks, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum.

Minnesota Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Minnesota has a lot to explore, from being the home of Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the United States, to outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, and winter activities.

Below are trivia questions to enrich your collection of Minnesota facts aside from the long cold winters and the Mall of America.


1. In which year was the current flag of Minnesota adopted?



2. What is the capital of Minnesota?

St Paul


3. What does the word Minnesota mean?

Cloudy Water


4. Which city is the largest in Minnesota?



5. When did Minnesota celebrate their 150 years of statehood?



6. Is it true that Minnesota is famous for its 1,000 mountains? True or false?



7. The Minnesota Twins franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961. What was the former name of the franchise before the move?

Washington Senators


8. What is the state fish of Minnesota?



9. Which is the major river in Minnesota?



10. What is the number of dates on the state flag of Minnesota?

Three dates


11. Minnesota shares how many state borders?



12. How many United States representatives does Minnesota have?



13. How many countries share their boundary with Minnesota?

One, Canada.


14. Which is the oldest house in Minnesota?

Sibley House


15. What is the major industry in Minnesota?



16. In which year did Minnesota become a state?

11 May 1858


17. Which is the highest mountain in Minnesota?

Eagle Mountain


18. When did Minnesota celebrate its 150 years of statehood?



19. What is Minnesota’s rank in the list of populous states in the USA?



20. What is the correct abbreviation for Minnesota?



21. What is Minnesota called?

Land of 10 000 Lakes


22. What is the state fish of Minnesota?



23. How many lakes are present in Minnesota?

11,842 lakes


24. Which is Minnesota’s largest lake?

Lake Superior


25. How many United States representatives does Minnesota have?



26. What is the number of mountains present in Minnesota?



27. What is the type of climate in Minnesota?

Tropical continental climate


28. The Minnesota Timberwolves began NBA play in 1989, but which other franchise played their home games in the state between 1947 and 1960? Your options: [ Hawks ] [ Bulls ] [ Lakers ] [ Knicks ]



29. What is the state flower of Minnesota?

Showy Lady’s Slipper


30. What is the population of Minnesota?

5.68 million


31. Which part of Minnesota is known as the Arrowhead Country?

Far Northeast of Lake Superior


32. What is Minnesota’s motto?

L’Étoile du Nord


33. What is another nickname for Minnesota?

The Gopher State


34. What is Minnesota’s bird?

Common loon


35. How many lakes with the name of ‘Long Lake’ are placed in Minnesota?

At least 91


36. What is Minnesota’s state song?

Hail! Minnesota.


37. Where is the Science Museum of Minnesota located?

St. Paul


38. What is the rank of Minnesota as per area?

12th largest state with 86,943 square miles.


39. Where does the Minnesota annual state fair take place?

Saint Paul.


40. Where is the University of Minnesota located?

Twin cities


41. Where can you find Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox?



42. Which is the richest city in Minnesota?



43. Who designed the state flag of Minnesota?

Edward H.Center


44. What is the state tree of Minnesota?

Red Pine


45. Who was the radio host of the show, ‘A Prairie Home Companion’?

Garrison Keillor


46. What is the state crop of Minnesota?



47. Who did Senator Rush Limbaugh choose to hold office?

Al Franken


48. What is the national park in Minnesota called?

Voyageurs National Park


49. Who from St. Paul served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

Warren Burger


50. What is Minnesota’s geographic center?

Crow Wing


51. Who from Roseville acted in the movie ‘MacGyver’?

Richard Dean Andreson


52. Which famous mall is in Minnesota?

Mall of America


53. John Gagliardi was a college football coach who retired in 2012 with the then-record of 489 career wins, the most of any coach in any or all college football divisions. 465 of those wins came at which Minnesota college?

St John’s


54. This famous singer is from Minneapolis, and he sang ‘Purple Rain’. Who is he?



55. Who was the folk legend born in Hibbing as Robert Zimmerman?


56. Who did the Minnesota Vikings play in the first week of the 2010 regular season?

New Orleans Saints


57. He was a former governor and also a pro-wrestler. What is his name?

Jesse Ventura


58. The Minnesota Twins were knocked out of the 2010 playoffs by which team? Your options: [ New York Yankees ] [ Texas Rangers ] [ Tampa Bay Rays ] [ LA Angels of Anaheim ]

New York Yankees


59. Who were the brothers who directed, ‘No Country for Old Men’?

The Coen Brothers


60. How could anyone forget the team owner of the Minnesota North Stars that moved the team to Dallas? Do you remember his name?

Norman Green


61. Who was the cartoonist of ‘Peanuts’ born in St. Paul?


62. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs were the national collegiate champions in which sport in 2011? Your options: [ Women’s Cross Country ] [ Women’s Gymnastics ] [ Men’s Ice Hockey ] [ Men’s Wrestling ]

Men’s Ice Hockey


63. The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s ice hockey team won the NCAA National Championship 3 times in the 20th century. All three came in the same decade. Which decade was it?Your options: [ 1990s ] [ 1970s ] [ 1950s ] [ 1930s ]



64. Who did the Gophers sign as their new head football coach before the 2010 season had finished, to start in 2011?

Jerry Kill


65. The first known use of the phrase “Hail Mary Pass” to describe a deep pass was on December 28th, 1975, in a NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. To which wide receiver did Roger Staubach complete the hail mary to? Your options: [ Michael Irvin ] [ Drew Pearson ] [ Randy Moss ] [ Bob Hayes ]

Drew Pearson


66. The Minnesota Vikings made it to four Super Bowls between January, 1970 and January, 1977, all under the guidance of which head coach? Your options: [ Vince Lombardi ] [ Jerry Burns ] [ Bud Grant ] [ Norm Van Brocklin ]

Bud Grant


67. Which Minnesota golf course hosted the US Open in both 1970 and 1991? Your options: [ Braemar ] [ TPC Twin Cities ] [ Hazeltine ] [ Interlachen ]



68. Which manager led the Minnesota Twins to World Series titles in both 1987 and 1991? Your options: [ Jim Leyland ] [ Buck Showalter ] [ Tom Kelly ] [ Mike Hargrove ]

Tom Kelly


69. What city was Gopher quarterback Adam Weber from?

Shoreview, MN


70. The Minnesota Twins won the 1991 World Series. Which player hit the game-winning home run in the 11th inning of game 6, to extend the series to a 7th and decisive game against the Atlanta Braves? Your options: [ Dan Gladden ] [ Kirby Puckett ] [ Randy Bush ] [ Kent Hrbek ]

Kirby Puckett


71. The Minnesota Timberwolves began play in the National Basketball Association in the 1989-90 season. Who was the first head coach of the Timberwolves?

Bill Musselman


72. Which Gopher basketball star got hurt for the 2010-2011 season? Your options: [ Al Nolen ] [ Rodney Williams ] [ Blake Hoffarber ] [ Al Nolan ]

Al Nolen


73. Which sport is played by the Minnesota Lynx? Your options: [ Lacrosse ] [ Soccer ] [ Basketball ] [ Ice Hockey ]



74. What number did Randy Moss wear for the Vikings in the 2010 season?



75. What was Randy Moss traded to the New England Patriots for?

3rd Round Pick


76. The Minnesota Wild began play in the National Hockey League in the 2000-01 season. Who did the Wild select as their first-ever draft pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft?

Marian Gaborik


77. What is the team nickname for Minnesota’s WNBA team that began play in 1999?



78. The football team of the University of Minnesota play for a number of unusual trophies each year. Which one of the following is NOT one of them? Your options: [ Paul Bunyan’s Axe ] [ Little Brown Jug ] [ Old Oaken Bucket ] [ Floyd of Rosedale ]

Old Oaken Bucket


79. Who did the Twins pick up in the offseason to play Shortstop in the 2010 season?

JJ Hardy


80. Which city would you need to travel to if you wanted to watch a Minnesota Wild home game?

St Paul


81. Who was fired as coach of the Timberwolves after the 2010-11 season ended?

Kurt Rambis


82. Which tennis player from Edina, Minnesota, won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics? Your options: [ Andy Roddick ] [ Sam Querrey ] [ Mardy Fish ] [ John Isner ]

Mardy Fish


83. The 1941 Heisman Trophy was awarded to University of Minnesota football player, Bruce P. Smith. What position did Smith play for the Golden Gophers?

Running back


84. The arm wrestling champion from Minnesota is called?

Jeff Dabe alias Popeye


85. What is Minnesota State Beverage?



86. What is the state fossil?

Giant Beaver


87. What is the State area?

86, 935.83 square miles


88. What is State rock?

Lake Superior Agate


89. What is Minnesota’s highest point?

Eagle Mountain Train


90. Name the Minnesota state Land mammal?


91. Which is the longest river in Minnesota?


92. What is Minnesota’s state dance?



93. What is the state insect?

Monarch butterfly


94. Minnesota is also known as?

North Star State


95. Highest temperature record in Minnesota is?

27 degrees celsius


96. Minnesota borders which State to the west?

South Dakota


97. Minnesota has how many counties?



98. The name Minnesota mean?

Sky-colored water



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