Think You Know El Paso Well? Take This Quiz And Let’s Find Out …
How many years you've logged in El Paso doesn't really matter as far as passing this test. In order to "ace" it though, you will need to really know your Chuco.
Peeps have been living in the El Paso area, north of the border, for a minute and the place has changed some over the centennials. To say the least, El Paso is loaded with history.
Let's see how well you know it. No smart phones, no google, no nada. Put your electronics away ... we're on the honor system here.
All the following questions can be answered by clicking the links at the end so, don't worry. If you don't know the answers, you will. Whether you come up with 'em on your own or not.
Ready, Set ... Go:
El Paso's importance as a clear, yearly accessible "pass" over the southern tip of the Rockies was first recognized by who and, approximately, when? (2 points for this one)
Why is El Paso often referred to as "Star City"?
What enormous statue overlooks El Paso, southern New Mexico and Juarez? (Note: It's not exactly what many think it is.)
What is the nickname given to a famous, "wild west" gunfight that happened in El Paso?
Why is El Paso known as the Sun City?
T or F: At 1.12 million acres, Fort Bliss is the largest military base in the USA.
Rosa's Cantina was made famous by which Marty Robbins song? El Paso, Big Iron, El Paso City, Streets Of Laredo.
Bandidos come in many forms around here. Which drew folks to Ascarate Lake for years; El Bandido or Los Bandidos de Carlos and Mickey?
The ________ Mountains split El Paso into 2 halves.
Which 3 of these routes travel over the Franklin Mountains?
- Highway 404
- US 54
- Trans Mountain Road
- Scenic Drive
- Border Highway
A perfect score = 12 points ... counting the following bonus question:
When did the reason behind the Star City nickname first "come to light"?
THE ANSWERS ARE NEXT - NO CHEATING. I'M TRUSTING YOU. JUST SAYIN'
2. Duh ... the star on the mountain
3. Christo Rey which IS a "statue". It's NOT a crucifix because the arms of Jesus Christ are not affixed to the cross. He's kinda standing in front of it, hands tipped downward.
5. 300+ days of sunshine, annually, on average
6.TRICK QUESTION: Fort Bliss doesn't even make the top 5 largest military bases but it IS the largest "training area" in the USA. 1.12 meeeeellion acres in all.
7. El Paso
8. El Bandido
10. Highway 54, Trans Mountain Road and Highway 404. (aka the Anthony Gap)
Bonus question = The star was first lit up in 1940.