Nevada Lingo - It's A Thing. Do You Know These 18 "Typical" NV Things?

What happens in Nevada doesn't stay in Nevada!

reese witherspoon, camping, hiking, desert, outdoorsy, liz, geo, Nevada, arizona
Fox Searchlight Pictures
 Sep 19, 2020
Scroll to Start

Question: 1/18Pick Your Answer!

Tourists always seem to be pronouncing Nevada the wrong way. It SHOULD be:

Question: 2/18Pick Your Answer!

Any local can easily finish this saying: "Home means Nevada, Home means the ______!"

Question: 3/18Pick Your Answer!

This state's got it all! You can easily drive out of the desert and be skiing at _____ in the same day!

Question: 4/18Pick Your Answer!

When it comes to college sports, the biggest rivalry in the state is between _____.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas and University of Nevada
University of Nevada Las Vegas and Las Vegas State University
Nevada State University and University of Las Vegas

Question: 5/18Pick Your Answer!

Frank Sinatra led what super-famous musical trio in the early years of Las Vegas?
The Boop Troop
The Rat Pack
The Bird Herd

Question: 6/18Pick Your Answer!

Don't get excited, the LV "spaghetti bowl" isn't anything tasty, it's just the mess that is:
405, 110, and I-15
I-80, 405, and Route 95
I-15, I-515, and Route 95

Question: 7/18Pick Your Answer!

But similarly, Northern Nevada's ______ Burger isn't what it sounds like either. Just 1/2 pound of deliciousness!
Bad Bad
Awful Awful
Horrible Horrible

Question: 8/18Pick Your Answer!

"Don't let him get near a slot machine... he can't pull himself away once he gets started!"
Uh oh, sounds like a Slot Walker
Uh oh, sounds like a Slot Zombie
Uh oh, sounds like a Slot Sipper

Question: 9/18Pick Your Answer!

Go team! If you go to UNLV, you proudly cheer for the _____!

Question: 10/18Pick Your Answer!

People get fixated on Las Vegas, but come on. Obviously Nevada's capital is:
Carson City

Question: 11/18Pick Your Answer!

Nevada is the only state where ______ is legal. Pretty progressive, huh?

Question: 12/18Pick Your Answer!

If you want to try to spot a UFO, you're going to have to head to the mysterious site called _____.
Area 51
City Outs 3
The Outer Zone

Question: 13/18Pick Your Answer!

What iconic phrase did Elvis sing about Sin City?
Viva Las Vegas!
What happens in Vegas...!
Vegas is number one!

Question: 14/18Pick Your Answer!

Nevada might be mostly desert, but they still have some pretty picturesque shorelines like the gorgeous _____.
Lake Henderson
Lake Vegas
Lake Mead

Question: 15/18Pick Your Answer!

Most locals know that about 2 hours North of Reno, you can see the lesser-known _______. It really is something to see!
Rainbow Cave
Fly Geyser
Salvation Mountain

Question: 16/18Pick Your Answer!

At which of these lakes can you go fly fishing and hear about the legend of... water babies?
Angel Lake
Pyramid Lake
Walker Lake

Question: 17/18Pick Your Answer!

The Neon Boneyard is a graveyard for which of these items?
Famous Las Vegas performers
Extraterrestrials. Don't you have those in Nevada?
Old light-up signs

Question: 18/18Pick Your Answer!

There's so much more to Nevada than just Vegas; the entire _____ is pretty remarkable!
Rush State
Silver State
Gold State
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Let's find out once and for all if you're a Nevada novice or expert! We bet we can tell whether or not you're a true local through and through. Are you up for the challenge? Great! We're about to put all of your Nevada native knowledge to the ultimate test. Are you a fan of the Golden Knights hockey team? Have you ever visited Death Valley, Lake Mead, or Reno? Did you know Nevada has more hotel rooms than any other state thanks to Las Vegas? Do you get slightly annoyed by all the tourists coming into town to gamble? Do you believe in all the alien and UFO sightings at Area 51? Do you cheer for the UNLV Rebels every season? Do you know all the best local spots to go to in Ski City away from the tourist traps? Do you love being from the Battle Born State? Do you love getting to call the Silver State your home? If you think you know the answers to most of these questions, then we know you have it in you to pass this quiz like the Nevada rockstar that you are. So step right up to the plate and show us what you've got! Whether you're really from here or you're just curious about this amazing place, we promise this tricky test will challenge you and be a fun few-minute escape from your hectic day! We know you'll come out of this quiz much smarter and with a greater appreciation for your background and where you come from. Good luck!