State Quiz - Idaho

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Idaho?
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Last updated: September 9, 2020
First submittedSeptember 3, 2019
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Capital city
Boise
U.S. states that Idaho borders
Montana
Nevada
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
Canadian province it borders
British Columbia
What people do at Sun Valley
Ski
State nickname
The Gem State
"Serpentine" river that traverses the entire length of the state
Snake River
Daredevil who tried to jump over that river in a steam-powered rocket
Evel Knievel
Largest city in Idaho's panhandle
Coeur d'Alene
2004 cult film set in Idaho (hint: "Vote for Pedro")
Napoleon Dynamite
Fish that travels over 1400 km from the Pacific to spawn in Idaho
Salmon
Idaho is the nation's #1 producer of this crop
Potato
Word that comes after Post, Idaho, and Twin in the names of three cities
Falls
The original European settlers were traders looking for this
Fur
Native American tribe whose name is French for "pierced nose"
Nez Perce
Largest religious denomination, which about 20% of Idahoans belong to
Latter-Day Saints
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Level 83
Sep 3, 2019
Would you accept Super Dave Osborne for the daredevil question?
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Level 79
Sep 4, 2019
Or more spellings? His name is so hard to tell that I'd suggest anyone putting "evil" "eval" or "evel" should just get it.
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2020
Or Funkhauser.
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Level 60
Dec 29, 2019
Super Dave Osborne was a character played by Bob Einstein. A parody of Evel Knievel but not at all the same person. But I agree that there should be some leeway on Knievel's name.
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2020
I'm happy someone out there thinks there is someone out there who would actually think they were the same person.
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Level 69
Sep 14, 2019
Thanks for getting around to making this quiz. Idaho is winning her way to fame.
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Level 81
Dec 29, 2019
Skiing at Sun Valley? Where do they go for picnics and sunbathing? Snow Mountain?
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Level 73
Dec 29, 2019
Not Idaho
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2019
Trying to think of other notable things related to Idaho...and it's pretty tough sledding. Ruby Ridge jumps out, and the blue football field. I just looked up famous people from Idaho and there really aren't any. Aaron Paul is probably the most famous. Sarah Palin and Victor Wooten were born there but raised elsewhere, and there are some C-list athletes too, but that's about it. Oh, and Larry Craig and his trademark "wide stance" when going to the bathroom. I also read that the super-rich are now buying up all the pristine nature in Idaho so they can ruin that too.
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2020
I once read this book that was set in Idaho. It's very well-written if extremely boring. In the book, the author says Idaho is a place where the entirety of human history has happened elsewhere.
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2020
That said, I'd have to say that Idaho is looking pretty good right about now. Definitely a top candidate for the next state to be ruined by fleeing Californians :)
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2020
"Private Idaho"?
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Level 89
Feb 23, 2021
As a resident of Idaho, this is absolutely true. So for any Californians out there, please use this map when planning your move here.
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Level 61
Feb 23, 2021
Wow that thread has some surprisingly heated arguments
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Level 85
Feb 23, 2021
I found out that Mark Felt, also known as "Deep Throat", was from Twin Falls. Though outside of people who know more about the Watergate scandal, I don't think he's very well known.
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
Boise State's garishly blue football field is certainly unique and fairly well known.

Ernest Hemingway ended his own life in Ketchum which is a cool fact for social gatherings and happy occasions in need of a buzz kill.

It's one nine states that has a panhandle -- along with Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

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Level 89
Feb 23, 2021
I'd say that Ernest Hemingway, Patty Duke, Philo Farnsworth, and possibly Christina Hendricks would be more famous than Aaron Paul. Perhaps Farnsworth is lesser known outside tech circles, though.
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Level 66
Feb 23, 2021
I feel like that area of Yellowstone (the "Zone of Death) in Idaho where the law doesn't apply and crimes can be committed with imputiny is a cool trivia fact (or something useful to know if you wanna murder someone).
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Level 65
Feb 24, 2021
This is wild! Thanks for sharing.
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Level 23
Dec 29, 2019
I'm in 6th Garde and in computer class in 3rd grade we did a State Study, I Drew Idaho randomly, and Learned about Evel Kneivel, but it never mentioned his name, I remebered the name sun valley, but I forgot that they skied. I forgot about Snake River, too
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Level 72
Dec 29, 2019
Woo! My favourite state!
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2020
My favorite category on Win Ben Stein's Money: "If you da pimp, Idaho".