82 Arkansas Trivia Questions (Ranked from Easiest to Hardest)

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March 25, 2024
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Welcome to our page of Arkansas trivia questions! Arkansas is a state known for its natural beauty, rich history, and southern culture, making it a fascinating destination for trivia enthusiasts. Our selection of questions covers a wide range of topics including the state's history, culture, geography, and landmarks. Whether you're a native of Arkansas or just a curious learner, our trivia questions will help you discover new and exciting information about this great state.

For those interested in the history of Arkansas, our trivia questions will take you through the state's past, from its early days as a French colony to the present. We also cover the state's famous landmarks such as Hot Springs National Park, the Clinton Presidential Center, and the Crater of Diamonds State Park. Culture enthusiasts can learn about the state's southern culture, traditional customs, and local art forms.

Arkansas's geography and wildlife are also an important part of the state's identity, and our questions cover information about the state's natural wonders like the Ozark Mountains, the Buffalo National River and the unique wildlife such as the White-tailed deer and the state bird, the Mockingbird.

Our trivia questions are designed to be challenging yet entertaining, making them perfect for individuals, families, or groups of friends. Whether you're looking for a fun way to pass the time or you want to test your knowledge of Arkansas, our trivia questions are sure to provide hours of entertainment.

82 Arkansas Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated for 2024)

  1. Louisiana is a next-door neighbor to what Southern U.S. state, formerly nicknamed “Land of Opportunity," on its Northern border?

    Answer: Arkansas

  2. Rooster Cogburn is a deputy marshal in Fort Smith, Arkansas in what Charles Portis novel?

    Answer: True Grit

  3. What was the last name of father and son team of John and Don who made Arkansas a national leader in poultry products?

    Answer: Tyson

  4. What colloquial term for an area of the United States with a relatively high rate of a specific type of severe weather includes Arkansas along with 10-12 other states? The term was first used in 1952 and is considered by climatologists to largely be an imprecise, media-driven term.

    Answer: Tornado Alley

  5. A bridge over what Arkansas River gorge near Canon City was, until 2001, the highest bridge in the world when it was surpassed by a bridge in China?

    Answer: Royal Gorge

  6. What Hot Springs, Arkansas-born actor, filmmaker, and musician has been legally married 6 times and starred in the 2004 film Friday Night Lights?

    Answer: Billy Bob Thornton

  7. "The Legend of Boggy Creek" is a 1972 horror docudrama about the what Bigfoot-type creature that has been seen in and around a small Arkansas town since the 1950s?

    Answer: The Fouke Monster

  8. Sam Walton started Wal-Mart in what U.S. state? It is also the home state for Dillard’s Department Stores and Tyson Foods.

    Answer: Arkansas

  9. Pine Bluff, Arkansas is known as the world center of producing what ancient, curved, wooden weapon?

    Answer: Archery bow

  10. Though fewer than 3,000 residents live there, what Arkansas town is known as "Folk Music Capitol of the World"? The largest city in the US with this name is home of Google's headquarters.

    Answer: Mountain View

  11. In Arkansas, the Rohwer Camp operated from 1942 to 1945 and at its peak interned 8,475 prisoners. What common ancestral country did all of these prisoners share?

    Answer: Japan

  12. The University of Arkansas is one of two FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) colleges in the state of Arkansas. What is the other school?

    Answer: Arkansas State University

  13. For how many years was Arkansas officially a state in the Union before seceding at the start of the Civil War? (We'll accept a margin of +/- 5 years)

    Answer: 25

  14. What is the name of the 3.5-mile concrete footpath started in 1905 at the University of Arkansas that contains the name of all of the school's graduates?

    Answer: Senior Walk

  15. The archaeological site known as the Toltec Mounds in Arkansas with 18 mounds were mistakenly named for a group of indigenous North American residents that lived in what modern-day country?

    Answer: Mexico

  16. Maya Angelou's famed autobiography is set in Arkansas. The work's title references what type of trapped animal?

    Answer: Caged Bird

  17. What legendary, albeit tiny, Little Rock tavern has survived three fires and was a regular haunt of Bill Clinton during his days as Arkansas's Attorney General?

    Answer: White Water Tavern

  18. Which conveyor system manufacturer—one of the largest in the U.S.—was founded by Tom Loberg in 1947 and is headquartered in Arkansas?

    Answer: Hytrol

  19. Paul William Bryant was born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas as the 11th of 12 children. He reached football stardom as a six-time national champion coach at the University of Alabama. What was Bryant's alliterative, mammalian nickname?

    Answer: Bear Bryant

  20. Born and raised in the Texas-Arkansas border town of Texarkana, what U.S. businessman was the founder of Electronic Data Systems and later ran two of the most successful third-party presidential campaigns in U.S. history?

    Answer: Ross Perot

  21. John Wesley Huddleston was the first person to find what precious stone in the jewel-rich crater near Murfreesboro, AR?

    Answer: Diamond

  22. Hattie Wyatt Caraway holds a place in Arkansas and U.S. history as the first woman to serve a full term in what role?

    Answer: U.S. Senator

  23. What is the name of the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet? The landmark shares its name with a popular form of publication.

    Answer: Mount Magazine

  24. A southern version of Big Foot has been sighted near Fouke, Arkansas. Rumored to be 7 feet tall and covered in hair, what is the name of this legendary creature that kills chicken, cattle, dogs and livestock?

    Answer: Boggy Creek Monster

  25. What is the largest city (by population) in Arkansas that starts with the letter S?

    Answer: Springdale

  26. Glen Campbell was born in Delight, Arkansas and reached national fame for his music and comedy variety show "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour." However, his lasting legacy is what 2-word gem of a song?

    Answer: Rhinestone Cowboy

  27. Turner Ward Knob in Arkansas' Boston Mountains is the highest named peak in what much larger range?

    Answer: The Ozarks

  28. Bill Clinton was born and spent his early childhood in what Arkansas town?

    Answer: Hope

  29. Every November since 1936, Stuttgart, AR has hosted the World Championship for mimicking the call of what type of bird?

    Answer: Duck

  30. Ranked by square miles, Arkansas is the 29th largest state in the U.S. Name either the 28th or 30th largest state. Hint: Both are on the opposite side of the Mississippi River from Arkansas.

    Answer: North Carolina (28th) and Alabama (30th)

  31. El Dorado, Arkansas was the birthplace of what MLB Hall of Famer who played 16 years with the St. Louis Cardinals?

    Answer: Lou Brock

  32. What famed American frontiersman allegedly said: "If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the earth."

    Answer: Davy Crockett

  33. Known mostly in popular culture as the name of a boot brand, what is the name for the wooded southern region of Arkansas?

    Answer: Arkansas Timberlands

  34. What river briefly serves as the state boundary between Arkansas and Texas?

    Answer: Red River

  35. What man sold Arkansas (along with much more territory) to the United States in 1803?

    Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte

  36. What was the name of the 1874 armed conflict in Little Rock, Arkansas between factions of the Republican Party over the disputed 1872 state gubernatorial election?

    Answer: Brooks-Baxter War

  37. The small town of Alma, AK(population of ~5,000) claims to be the "Spinach Capital of the World" and even painted what public object to look like the world's largest can of spinach?

    Answer: Water Tower

  38. The lowest point in Arkansas lies near the 605-mile-long river that crosses the southern Arkansas border into Louisiana. What river is this?

    Answer: Ouachita River

  39. What is the two-word name of the oldest building on the University of Arkansas campus? The building was constructed in 1875 in the "Second Empire" style.

    Answer: Old Main

  40. Little Rock is home to a cheeky adoption center "where animatronic singing fish go to retire." What is the name of the fish that make up the vast majority of the center's collection?

    Answer: Big Mouth Billy Bass

  41. What sweet biscuit topping is often attributed with Arkansas and typically contains flour, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, milk, and salt?

    Answer: Chocolate gravy

  42. Miller County in southwestern Arkansas has what city as its county seat and also the home to the majority of the county's population?

    Answer: Texarkana

  43. The Big Buffalo Valley Historic District near Ponca in northern Arkansas is also known by what other name which also starts with the letter "B"?

    Answer: Boxley Valley Historical District

  44. The "Arkansas toothpick" is a nickname for what weapon which was actually named for a famed frontiersman?

    Answer: Bowie knife

  45. What event resulted in the area that is now called Arkansas joining the United States?

    Answer: The Louisiana Purchase

  46. A former head coach of two NBA franchises, what "strong" man became the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team in advance of the 2019-2020 season?

    Answer: Eric Musselman

  47. The "Territory of Arkansaw", was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 2, 1819, until June 15, 1836. Most of this territory naturally became Arkansas, but the remainder lives on in what current state?

    Answer: Oklahoma

  48. What Arkansas city has hosted a film festival since 2015 that is unique for being the only film festival in the world to offer guaranteed multi-platform distribution to its winners? The city was chosen in part by the festival's founding sponsor.

    Answer: Bentonville

  49. An heiress of which family has bankrolled the new Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas?

    Answer: The Walton Family

  50. As of the April 2019 rankings, the second-richest woman in the world is an Arkansas native. What is this woman's first name?

    Answer: Helen (Walton)

  51. The men's sports teams at the University of Central Arkansas are nicknamed the Bears. What one word is added to the nickname of the women's teams?

    Answer: Sugar Bears

  52. Located in Little Rock and founded in 1850, the Arkansas School for the Deaf has what feline mascot for its sport teams?

    Answer: Leopards

  53. The Arkansas Territory of 1819 contained land that includes today's Arkansas and parts of what other state?

    Answer: Oklahoma

  54. What former NATO Supreme Allied Commander was raised in Arkansas, graduated as West Point valedictorian, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, and had a brief campaign for the 2004 Democratic nomination for U.S. President, and currently serves on the board of directors of BNK Petroleum?

    Answer: Wesley Clark

  55. What "evil" state park in Washington County in the southwestern Ozarks was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933 and features an 8-acre lake and year-round recreation?

    Answer: Devil's Den State Park

  56. There is a National Military Park in northwest Arkansas near the Missouri border that protects the site of a Civil War battle won by the Union that helped gain control of the border state Missouri. What is the name of this battle?

    Answer: Pea Ridge

  57. As of 2024, how many former Arkansas governors are alive?

    Answer: 5

  58. Born in Mountain Home, Arkansas, what poet was a MacArthur Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island? Her poetry frequently conveys a sense of place and time, particularly focused on the American South.

    Answer: C. D. Wright

  59. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, a double-A minor league baseball team, call what 4th-largest Arkansas city their home?

    Answer: Springdale

  60. Also called Souther Arkansas or Southwest Arkansas, there's a wooded area of the state that shares its name with a popular brand of boots. What is this name?

    Answer: The Arkansas Timberlands

  61. As the largest city in the region, what "J" city is often considered the cultural and economic center of northeastern Arkansas?

    Answer: Jonesboro

  62. A yeti-free hiking and biking thoroughfare in Arkansas and Missouri lends what name to Walmart's line of outdoor equipment?

    Answer: Ozark Trail

  63. What Arkansas city, located in the Boston Mountains region of the Ozarks, is Walmart headquartered in?

    Answer: Bentonville

  64. He played the Sheffield’s bantering, British butler on “The Nanny,” but Daniel Davis was actually born in Arkansas. What was his character’s name on the show?

    Answer: Niles

  65. The highest bridge in the United States crosses over what gorge, also known as the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River?"

    Answer: Royal Gorge

  66. Stemming from its early Spanish name meaning “River of the Wild Sheep,” the 698-mile-long Cimarron River stretches across four U.S. states: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, and what fourth state that’s sandwiched between Nebraska and Oklahoma?

    Answer: Arkansas

  67. What was the most recent year in which Arkansas' electoral college votes went to a member of the Democratic party?

    Answer: 1996

  68. Within 5 years, what year was Arkansas admitted to the U.S. as a state?

    Answer: 1836 (1831-1841 accepted)

  69. Unsurprisingly, the Sam M. Walton School of Business is a school within what larger university?

    Answer: University of Arkansas

  70. What tasty-sounding plant has been the official state flower of Arkansas since 1901?

    Answer: Apple Blossom

  71. What internationally renowned fellowship program was named after a U.S. Senator from Arkansas who was the longest serving chairman in the history of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

    Answer: Fulbright Scholars

  72. What "Market Hall" in Little Rock is considered a foundational piece of the revitalized River Market District and has housed a collection of food vendors since being refurbished in 2014?

    Answer: Ottenheimer Market Hall

  73. The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame is located in what city? The museum celebrates the large number of musicians that lived in eastern Arkansas, including Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Conway Twitty, and Al Green.

    Answer: Pine Bluff

  74. In 1829, what former major general and governor of Tennessee left his wife of eleven weeks, resigned from the governorship, and ran away to the Arkansas territory to live with the Cherokees?

    Answer: Sam Houston

  75. What American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army was born in Little Rock?

    Answer: Douglas MacArthur

  76. How many football players on the Arkansas Razorbacks have won college football's prestigious Heisman Trophy award?

    Answer: Zero

  77. Melba Pattillo Beals, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Thelma Mothershed, Terrence Roberts, and Jefferson Thomas are frequently named collectively as what three-word phrase associated with the state of Arkansas?

    Answer: Little Rock Nine

  78. Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public and diamonds have been continuously discovered in the 38-acre field for more than one hundred years. In what U.S. state will you find this state park?

    Answer: Arkansas

  79. Famed country singer Charlie Rich was born in Colt, Arkansas to cotton farmers and later in life acquired what two-word nickname?

    Answer: Silver Fox

  80. Catapulting both Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to stardom, the first season of the TV series The Simple Life was filmed in which U.S. state?

    Answer: Arkansas

  81. What 4th-largest trucking company in the United States is based in Lowell, Arkansas, and was created in 1961?

    Answer: J.B. Hunt

  82. Hailed as the "original soul sister" and the "godmother of rock and roll" because of her pioneering guitar techniques, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born in 1915 to two cotton pickers in which Southern state?

    Answer: Arkansas

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