State Quiz - New Mexico

Can you guess these facts about the U.S. state of New Mexico?
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Last updated: September 9, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2019
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Capital city
Santa Fe
Most populous city
Albuquerque
State nickname
Land of Enchantment
Type of weapon first tested in New Mexico in 1945
Atomic Bomb
National laboratory built to design that weapon
Los Alamos
National Parks
Carlsbad Caverns
White Sands
TV show about a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin
Breaking Bad
Outlaw who was gunned down by Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in 1881
Billy the Kid
New Mexico's state bird, capable of running at 20 miles per hour
Greater roadrunner
1854 purchase in which the U.S. bought the southwest part of New Mexico
Gadsden Purchase
Former governor Gary Johnson ran for President in 2016 as the nominee of this party
Libertarian
Town that renamed itself in honor of a radio quiz show in 1950
Truth or Consequences
Each year, New Mexico hosts the world's largest festival for this type of aircraft
Hot Air Balloons
The two Mexican states that border New Mexico (name either)
Chihuahua / Sonora
Name for the point at which New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah all meet
Four Corners
City famous for a 1947 UFO incident that happened 75 miles away
Roswell
Artists colony where Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, and others resided
Taos
This Native American reservation, the largest in the United States, spans parts
of Arizona and New Mexico
Navajo Nation
"P" word that refers to a Native American settlement of multi-story
stone and adobe buildings
Pueblo
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Level 44
Dec 31, 2019
I thank APUSH for some of these
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Level 77
Jan 5, 2020
White Sands was recently changed from a National Monument to a National Park.
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Level ∞
Jan 5, 2020
Updated
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Level 78
Jan 5, 2020
I thought I tried Sonora and all reasonable variations - Sonorra, Sonoran, and Sonnora, but I guess I didn't try Sonora. No type-ins allowed on that one?
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Level 80
Sep 10, 2020
How can you type "Sonoran" and not get "Sonora"? And why would you try the denonym instead of the actual state lol
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Level 47
Mar 8, 2021
You probably did "Sorona"
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Level 60
Jan 5, 2020
i did better at this than my home state
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Level 76
Jan 6, 2020
This is the first time I've ever realized that "purchase" question has two D's in it. I always thought it was Gadsen.
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Level 82
Sep 9, 2020
Fun fact: the object on the New Mexico state flag is a Zia sun symbol.
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Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
Tied as best performance on a state quiz, along with Maine, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, and North Dakota!
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2021
Hot air balloon was definitely not in mind when I read 'type of aircraft'.
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Level 86
Feb 20, 2021
Funny enough, I was actually thinking about a bunch of different aircrafts to guess before I just took a shot in the dark guess at hot air balloon.
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Level 53
Feb 20, 2021
Old Mexico's better.
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Level 86
Feb 20, 2021
"Hey, there's a New Mexico?" - Homer Simpson
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Level 56
Feb 20, 2021
So surprised I only missed two (thanks to that pesky extra "d" in Gadsden!) Love New Mexico....toured the caverns when one could walk both in and back out...visited Ruidoso when a teenager and there were so few tourists there. My husband and I toured all over on a motorcycle in early 90's. We were treated so beautifully by the family who ran a fine motel in Dulce. Train trip from Chama is awesome.
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Level 64
Feb 22, 2021
Whovians have an advantage on this quiz.
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Level 77
Feb 24, 2021
"nuclear" for the type of weapon?
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Level 70
Apr 30, 2021
Why is "Chiahuahu" accepted?