State Quiz - Nevada

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of Nevada?
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
First submittedJuly 6, 2015
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Capital city
Carson City
Nickname of Nevada
The Silver State
Nickname of Las Vegas
Sin City
Major river dam
Hoover Dam
River that is dammed by
the above
Colorado River
Reservoir created by that dam
Lake Mead
Nevada is the only state
where this is legal
Prostitution
Name of UNLV's sports teams
Rebels
Large lake near Reno
Lake Tahoe
Complete the sentence:
What happens in Vegas …
Stays in Vegas
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Answer
Singer of "Viva Las Vegas"
Elvis Presley
Desert in the southwest of the state
Mojave Desert
Most famous TV show set in Las Vegas
CSI
Vegas casino shaped like a pyramid
The Luxor
Singer who "shot a man in Reno,
just to watch him die"
Johnny Cash
68% of Nevada territory is controlled
by this federal agency
BLM
Boxer who fought Pacquiao in 2015
Floyd Mayweather
Air Force "area" famous for UFO's
Area 51
Desert festival attended by "burners"
Burning Man
What is a Bristlecone?
Pine Tree
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Level 75
Jul 8, 2015
Accept "Colorado" and "Hoover"? (It might also pay to note that half of Lakes Mead and Tahoe, as well as half of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, are in neighboring states)
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2015
Colorado and Hoover are already accepted.
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Level 52
May 18, 2022
You're really obsessed with Johnny Cash
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Level 77
Dec 11, 2015
For most famous TV show I tried Vegas, Vega$, and Pawn Stars. Didn't even think about CSI.
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Level 61
Dec 11, 2015
Tried Reno 911. It's close to vegas...
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Level 50
Apr 15, 2016
450 miles away: close by western standards I suppose.
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Level 87
Jul 30, 2018
Close by other end of one of the largest states standards.
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Level 30
Dec 11, 2015
I tried Vegas Strip. What can I say, I watch too much reality TV
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Level 47
Feb 16, 2021
HOW is it not Criss Angel's Mindfreak!?!?!?!
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Level 78
Dec 11, 2015
I typed in Lamar Odom without even reading any clues...
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Level 59
Dec 30, 2015
Should Sonoran be acceptable for "desert in the southwest..."?
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Level 64
Feb 16, 2021
The Sonoran desert definitely does not extend into Nevada. I've done the drive from Tucson a few times, and there is a pretty distinct transition as you leave the Sonoran desert on the way to Vegas.
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Level 50
Aug 30, 2016
Who fought Manny Paquiao? That's the best we could do for a question inherently about Nevada? I have several possibly topics infinitely more appropriate: nuclear testing, 'Battle Born', MGM fire, Binions/Rio home of World Series of Poker, McCarran Airport, other NV cities (Winnemucca, Elko), Reno's nickname, and any trivia about any of a dozen well-known casinos.
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Level 18
May 16, 2017
Yea, I was thinking it was too easy
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Level 60
Mar 2, 2021
You could always make your own quiz...
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2021
What makes any of those subjects "more appropriate" than a showdown between two of the most skilled and talented athletes of their generation?

(Or are you one of those who believes that athletic history is somehow "not culture"?)

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Level 72
Nov 8, 2018
3:05, but I'm an Arizonan so I knew a lot of these by proximity.
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Level 82
Jan 31, 2021
Black Lives Matter is a federal agency?
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Level 69
Feb 10, 2021
bureau of land management
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Level 87
Feb 16, 2021
I didn't know they were THAT powerful.
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Level 57
Feb 16, 2021
Pawn stars?
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Level 47
Feb 16, 2021
I knew a lot of those answers thanks to Fallout New Vegas😂
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2021
Worth mentioning that prostitution isn't legal is *all* of Nevada. It's legal in some counties, NOT all. Ironically enough, in Clark County (which includes Las Vegas), prostitution is illegal. Not that that stops massive amounts of sex tourism there.
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2021
hehe
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Level 47
Feb 16, 2021
y'all disrespecting pawn stars!
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
I think there is some good Nevada stuff missing. The Killers are from Nevada, and it's where the Bundy standoff occurred. Some fun Vegas trivia is that Celine Dion has the highest-grossing Las Vegas residency in history. She actually has two separate residencies, which are #1 and 2 respectively. You could also use Reno's slogan, "The Biggest Little City in the World" alongside the Vegas quote.
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2021
With BLM being part of Interior, should that count? I don't have a problem with it if it doesn't.
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2021
I did say Dept of interior, but had no idea of the actual bureau.
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2021
i love nevada. so beautiful, tons of fun things to do
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Level 40
May 23, 2022
funny guy
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Level 76
May 22, 2021
Pacefalm..., I tried Mayflower instead of Mayweather
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Level 69
Sep 5, 2021
surely just carson is acceptable without having to add 'city'? unless i'm missing something?
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Level 56
May 15, 2022
Lake Tahoe is in California.
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2022
The eastern side is in Nevada and it would have taken zero effort to look at a map before posting your comment.