25 Minnesota Trivia Quiz Questions & Answers

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Minnesota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States and is known for its beautiful scenery, with a mix of rolling hills, dense forests, and pristine lakes. 

It is also home to the famous Twin Cities, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, which offer thriving arts and cultural scenes.

If you are a trivia buff looking to test your knowledge of this place or a local wanting to brush up on your state facts, take our fun Minnesota Trivia quiz that is sure to challenge and entertain!

We have included our Minnesota questions and answers at the bottom of this guide, along with instructions for playing the game.

Note: As with all of our geography quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

Included in this Minnesota Trivia Quiz questions and answers are some interesting facts about the state- and if you’re feeling generous, you can buy us coffee as a thank you! 

You may also want to take our Wisconsin Quiz or 50 State Quiz.

Free Minnesota Trivia Quiz Questions

Minnesota Quiz General Knowledge Questions Round

1. What is Minnesota’s state nickname featured on their license plates?

  • The Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • The Great Wild North
  • The Nice State
  • Where the West and North Collide

2. What is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Minnesota?

  • MI
  • MS
  • MA
  • MN

3. What is the Minnesota State Bird?

  • Canadian Goose
  • River Sparrow
  • Loon
  • Mallard Duck

4. What is the Minnesota State Flower?

  • Orchid
  • Showy Lady’s Slipper
  • Lily
  • White Rose

5. What is the capital city of Minnesota?

  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul
  • Duluth
  • Mankato

Minnesota Quiz Geography Questions Round

1. What river runs between Minneapolis and St. Paul?

  • St. Croix River
  • Mississippi River
  • Minnesota River
  • Red River

2. Which of the following cities is closest to the Canadian Border?

  • Mankato
  • Minneapolis
  • Duluth
  • Bemidji

3. Although Minnesota is named the land of 10, 000 lakes, how many lakes are there in the state?

  • 10,000
  • 12,435
  • 14, 380
  • 15,098

4. What is the highest point in Minnesota?

  • Eagle Mountain 
  • Lima Mountain 
  • Moose Mountain 
  • Mount Maud

Bonus points if you can order these mountains by elevation starting from the highest.

5. Which of the following states do not border Minnesota?

  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • South Dakota
  • Illinois

You may also like to take our Illinois Trivia quiz.

Minnesota Quiz History Questions Round

1. In what year was Minnesota officially founded as a State?

  • 1849
  • 1875
  • 1863
  • 1858

2. Which Minnesota Governor was a Famous WWF Wrestler before holding Office?

  • Jesse Ventura
  • Harold LeVander
  • Tim Holtz
  • Mark Dayton

3. Which of the following office supplies was invented in Minnesota?

  • Stapler
  • 3-Hole Punch
  • Post-it
  • Rolodex

4. Minnesota is a hub for refugee immigration, serving as the home to large populations of which group of refugees?

  • Somalians
  • Kenyans
  • Egyptians
  • Iranians

5. Which of the following men coached both the University of Minnesota Hockey Team and the Miracle on Ice USA Olympic Hockey team?

  • Mike Milbury
  • Fred Glover
  • Bob Pulford
  • Herb Brook

Minnesota Quiz Culture Questions Round

1. What sport is played more in Minnesota than in any other state?

  • Football
  • Water Polo
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse

2.  Which sports movie franchise takes place in the Twin Cities?

  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Air Bud
  • The Longest Yard
  • Remember the Titans

You may also like to take our 90s movie trivia quiz.

3. Which of these world-famous musicians is NOT from Minnesota?

  • Prince
  • Johnny Cash
  • Bob Dylan
  • Lizzo

Want to test your knowledge of the music scene? Try our fun 60s music quiz, 70s song quiz, 80s music quiz, 90s music quiz, or 2000s music quiz

4.  Which famous American author is from Minnesota?

  • Walt Whitman
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Zora Neale Hurston

5. Which of the following Indigenous Tribes did not live within the boundaries of Minnesota?

  • Sioux
  • Anishinabe
  • Chippewa
  • Navajo

Minnesota Quiz Landmark Quiz Questions Round

1. Which famous Minnesota music venue is credited with giving Prince his rise to fame?

  • The Turf Club
  • The Twin Cities Theatre
  • The Target Center
  • First Avenue

2. What city serves as the location for the Mall of America?

  • Minneapolis
  • Saint Paul
  • Edina
  • Bloomington

3. The iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture is located at which Twin Cities museum?

  • The Walker Art Center
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Mill City Museum
  • Weisman Art Museum

4. Which Minnesota landmark served as the training grounds for soldiers looking to join the Union Army in the Civil War?

  • Fort Dakota
  • Fort Snelling
  • Fort Bemidji
  • Fort Mankato 

5. How many national parks are located in the state of Minnesota?

  • 2
  • 12
  • 6
  • 9

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Minnesota Quiz General Knowledge Answers

1. What is Minnesota’s state nickname featured on their license plates?

  • The Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • The Great Wild North
  • The Nice State
  • Where the West and North Collide

Minnesota Trivia: Minnesota has also been nicknamed The Gopher State and The North Star State

2. What is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Minnesota?

  • MI
  • MS
  • MA
  • MN

3. What is the Minnesota State Bird?

  • Canadian Goose
  • River Sparrow
  • Loon
  • Mallard Duck

Minnesota Trivia: Minnesota’s professional soccer team, Minnesota United, uses the Loon as their mascot.

4. What is the Minnesota State Flower?

  • Orchid
  • Showy Lady’s Slipper
  • Lily
  • White Rose

5. What is the capital city of Minnesota?

  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul
  • Duluth
  • Mankato

Minnesota Trivia: St. Paul has served as the capital city long before the state was established dating back to 1849 when a log cabin hotel served as the capital building for the territory.

Minnesota Quiz Geography Answers

1. What river runs between Minneapolis and St. Paul?

  • St. Croix River
  • Mississippi River
  • Minnesota River
  • Red River

2. Which of the following cities is closest to the Canadian Border?

  • Mankato
  • Minneapolis
  • Duluth
  • Bemidji

Minnesota Trivia: Bemidji is only 233 miles from Manitoba.

3. Although Minnesota is named the land of 10, 000 lakes, how many lakes are there in the state?

  • 10,000
  • 12,435
  • 14, 380
  • 15,098

4. What is the highest point in Minnesota?

  • Eagle Mountain (2,301 ft)
  • Lima Mountain (2238 ft)
  • Moose Mountain (1689 ft)
  • Mount Maud (1754 ft)

Did you get the order by height correct? 

5. Which of the following states do not border Minnesota?

  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • South Dakota
  • Illinois

You may also like to take our Illinois Trivia quiz.

Minnesota Quiz History Answers

1. In what year was Minnesota officially founded as a State?

  • 1849
  • 1875
  • 1863
  • 1858

Minnesota Trivia: Minnesota was the 32nd state to join the union.

2. Which Minnesota Governor was a Famous WWF Wrestler before holding Office?

  • Jesse Ventura
  • Harold LeVander
  • Tim Holtz
  • Mark Dayton

Minnesota Trivia: Jesse Ventura was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

3. Which of the following office supplies was invented in Minnesota?

  • Stapler
  • 3-Hole Punch
  • Post-it
  • Rolodex

Minnesota Trivia: The Post-it note was invented by the 3M company in Maplewood, Minnesota.

4. Minnesota is a hub for refugee immigration, serving as the home to large populations of which group of refugees?

  • Somalians
  • Kenyans
  • Egyptians
  • Iranians

Minnesota Trivia: Minnesota is home to over 109,000 refugees from all over the world.

5. Which of the following men coached both the University of Minnesota Hockey Team and the Miracle on Ice USA Olympic Hockey team?

  • Mike Milbury
  • Fred Glover
  • Bob Pulford
  • Herb Brook

Minnesota Trivia: A statue of Herb Brooks was erected outside of the Xcel Energy Center, the home of the Minnesota Wild.  

Minnesota Quiz Culture Answers

1. What sport is played more in Minnesota than in any other state?

  • Football
  • Water Polo
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse

2.  Which sports movie franchise takes place in the Twin Cities?

  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Air Bud
  • The Longest Yard
  • Remember the Titans

You may also like to take our 90s movie trivia quiz.

3. Which of these world-famous musicians is NOT from Minnesota?

  • Prince
  • Johnny Cash
  • Bob Dylan
  • Lizzo

Want to test your knowledge of the music scene? Try our fun 60s music quiz, 70s song quiz, 80s music quiz, 90s music quiz, or 2000s music quiz

4.  Which famous American author is from Minnesota?

  • Walt Whitman
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Zora Neale Hurston

Minnesota Trivia: F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul in 1896. He wrote The Great Gatsby in 1925.

5. Which of the following Indigenous Tribes did not live within the boundaries of Minnesota?

  • Sioux
  • Anishinabe
  • Chippewa
  • Navajo

Minnesota Trivia: Minnesota is home to eleven government-sanctioned reservations for the Sioux and Anishinabe people.

Minnesota Quiz Landmark Quiz Answers

1. Which Famous Minnesota music venue is credited with giving Prince his rise to fame?

  • The Turf Club
  • The Twin Cities Theatre
  • The Target Center
  • First Avenue

Minnesota Trivia: First Avenue is the setting for Prince’s film Purple Rain.  

2. What city serves as the location for the Mall of America?

  • Minneapolis
  • Saint Paul
  • Edina
  • Bloomington

Minnesota Trivia: The Mall of America is home to 4.3 miles of storefronts.

3. The iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture is located at which Twin Cities museum?

  • The Walker Art Center
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Mill City Museum
  • Weisman Art Museum

4. Which Minnesota landmark served as the training grounds for soldiers looking to join the Union Army in the Civil War?

  • Fort Dakota
  • Fort Snelling
  • Fort Bemidji
  • Fort Mankato 

5. How many national parks are located in the state of Minnesota?

  • 2
  • 12
  • 6
  • 9     

Minnesota Trivia: Minnesota is home to Voyageurs, Saint Croix Scenic Riverway, Pipestone, North Country Scenic Trail, Mississippi National river and recreation area, and Grand Portage National Monument.


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