Quiz: Only A Texas Native Can Pass This Ultimate TX History Test. Can You?

How well do you know the Lone Star State?

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 Sep 29, 2018
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Question: 1/18Choose Your Answer:


What natural resource made Spindletop, Texas famous?
Oil
Diamonds
Gold

Question: 2/18Choose Your Answer:


What country was Texas once part of?
Canada
Mexico
France

Question: 3/18Choose Your Answer:


What president was shot and killed in Dallas in his motorcade by an assassin?
Robert Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson
John F. Kennedy

Question: 4/18Choose Your Answer:


What was the name of the first Texas freeway which was opened in 1948 in Houston?
Gulf Freeway
Lyndon Johnson Freeway
Robert Moses Freeway

Question: 5/18Choose Your Answer:


Texas was once an independent republic.
False
True

Question: 6/18Choose Your Answer:


The center of the US oil industry has been in what city since 1901?
Austin
Houston
Dallas

Question: 7/18Choose Your Answer:


Texan Elmer Doolin created what junk food?
Pringles
Fritos Corn Chips
Snickers

Question: 8/18Choose Your Answer:


Buddy Holly was born in which town in Texas?
Waco
Lubbock
Austin

Question: 9/18Choose Your Answer:


Who was the first governor of Texas?
James Pinckney Henderson
George W. Bush
Sam Houston

Question: 10/18Choose Your Answer:


What country threatened war if the United States accepted Texas as a state?
Spain
Mexico
Russia

Question: 11/18Choose Your Answer:


One of the most memorable battles of the Texas Revolution took place where?
Galveston
The Border
The Alamo

Question: 12/18Choose Your Answer:


Texas seceded from the Union to join the Confederacy.
False
True

Question: 13/18Choose Your Answer:


What European country was the first to settle in, and claim parts of, Texas?
Spain
Germany
Poland

Question: 14/18Choose Your Answer:


What event forced many Texas panhandle farmers to abandon their farms?
The Great Quake of 1906
WWII
The Dust Bowl

Question: 15/18Choose Your Answer:


For 100 years, what Indian nation was dominant in Texas?
The Apache
The Comanche
The Seneca

Question: 16/18Choose Your Answer:


During World War II, Texas housed 15% of what population?
Prisoners of war
Germans
Mexicans

Question: 17/18Choose Your Answer:


What is "Juneteenth"?
A day to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation
The beginning of summer in Texas
Texas' Independence Day

Question: 18/18Choose Your Answer:


Who was the first known European to set foot in Texas?
Vasco da Gama
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Christopher Columbus
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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and if you've ever driven through it, you know it's pretty true. You know what else is pretty substantial in Texas that you DON'T see? The state's rich history!

That's right–Texas has a colorful history made up of pioneers and larger than life characters that have permeated the overall culture of the whole country! Everyone knows what makes Texas the state that it is, no matter where you're from. But how did Texas get to be the state it is today?

Do you know who owned the land that Texas sits on before it became a state? Do you know about the early days of Texas, just how it became a state and the men who built it? Do you know the industries that made Texas a player on the world stage? Do you know famous Texans, from politicians to entertainers? If you're from Texas, or if you just love the Lone Star State, we have JUST the quiz for you! Are you ready? Let's go!

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