State Quiz - Montana

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Montana?
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Last updated: September 10, 2020
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State capital
Helena
Most populous city
Billings
State nicknames
The Treasure State
Big Sky Country
National park shared with Canada
Glacier
1876 battle where Custer met his end
Battle of the Little
Big Horn
Nez Perce leader, captured in 1877, who said "I will fight no more forever"
Chief Joseph
In 1870, there were 13 million of these creatures in Montana.
By 1884, there were almost none.
Bison
Movies starring Brad Pitt set in Montana in the early 20th century
A River Runs Through It
Legends of the Fall
Robert Redford movie about a guy who can communicate with horses
The Horse Whisperer
Montana is home to hundreds of silos with Minutemen inside them.
What is a Minuteman?
a Nuclear Missile
River that starts in Montana before joining the Mississippi River over 2000 miles later
Missouri River
What montaña means in Spanish
Mountain
Largest Native American reservation (hint: a bird)
Crow
Huge copper-mining company that went defunct in 1983 (hint: a snake)
Anaconda
City that was the headquarters of that company
Butte
Montana's motto is "Oro y Plata". What does that mean in English?
Gold and silver
Name of a mountain range and the state flower
Bitterroot
State animal (Latin name: Ursus arctos horribilis)
Grizzly Bear
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Level 77
Sep 4, 2019
Glacier National Park in Canada is a wholly different park. The part of the US Glacier National Park that is north of the border is called Waterton Lakes National Park I believe.
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2019
And Waterton-Glacier is officially designated an international park.
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2019
Yeah, "National Park bordering Canada" would be more accurate. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park consists of (the US) Glacier National Park and (the Canadian) Waterton Lakes National Park. The (Canadian) Glacier National Park is 250 miles north-west, up near Banff.
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2019
I kept trying “Peace Park”.
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2020
That's in North Dakota. (And in the ND quiz.)
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Level 79
Jan 1, 2020
My biggest disappointment during a driving tour of the western US was Glacier National Park. It was beautiful with lots of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, (and the terrifying Going-to-the-Sun Road where RVs take their half out of the middle leaving one to pray the car won't be forced off the road into the canyon far below) but I was expecting to see lots of big glaciers close up. There are only a few left - we could see a small portion of one high up in the mountains through a viewing scope - and, sadly, most are expected to be gone in another ten years. I wonder if they'll change the name of the park then to Melted Ice National Park?
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2020
Why wasn't the company called Copperhead? That would have made more sense. Probably why they went out of business...
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2020
Actually, I always thought the Anaconda Company was in Anaconda, Montana, or perhaps at least started there. Thus the name.