1). How long is Boise’s Union block?
A. A block long.
B. It’s 900 feet long.
C. One hundred yards.
D. The length of a football field
E. It’s 125 feet across the front.
2). What misspelling helped start a war in Idaho?
A. Tensed, which was supposed to be DeSmet spelled backwards.
B. Kansas, which was supposed be Camas.
C. Sagle, which was supposed to be Eagle.
D. Pahsimeroi, which was rejected by the US Postal Service as “too damn difficult to spell.”
E. Hagerman, which was supposed to be spelled Hegeman.
3). Why was the Malad River named such?
A. After Alfred E. Malad, an early trapper.
B. Because the gorge reminded Capt. Bonneville of a canyon of that name in France.
C. After Senator Joseph P. Malad.
D. Because early trappers became sick from eating beaver caught in the stream.
E. French explorers named it after expedition leader Toussaint Malade.
4). Who was Possum Sweetheart?
A. A world-record-holding cow from Meridian.
B. Two-Gun Bob’s companion dog.
C. A lady of the evening well known in Silver City.
D. A prize-winning pig at the 1919 Idaho State Fair.
E. It was the name Governor Steunenberg gave to his personal automobile.
5) What is unusual about the fossilized horse hoofprints in Malad Gorge State Park?
A. They are about one million years old.
B. The horses that made them were running.
C. They are preserved in lava.
D. They are on the roof of a cave.
E. All of the above.
How did you do?
5 right—Why aren’t you writing this blog?
4 right—A true Idaho native, no matter where you’re from.
3 right—Good! Treat yourself to some French fries.
2 right—Okay! Eat more potatoes!
1 right—Meh. You need to read more blog posts.
0 right—Really, you should reconsider your recent relocation.