How Well Do You Know Texas?

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How Well Do You Know Texas? - Quiz

See how well you know Texas with these 10 questions about Texas history and trivia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many defenders of the Alamo were killed on March 6, 1836?
    • A. 

      1 -- only Davy Crockett

    • B. 

      248

    • C. 

      190

  • 2. 
    True or False: In Texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
       Flags that have flown over Texas are those of Spain, Mexico, Republic of Texas, The Confederacy, and The United States. What is the sixth flag of the proverbial "Six Flags Over Texas?"
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Sweden

  • 4. 
    What is the longest river in the state of Texas?
    • A. 

      Colorado

    • B. 

      Rio Grande

    • C. 

      Red River

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 5. 
    What is the origin of the Texas Longhorn?
    • A. 

      Stephen F. Austin introduced them when bringing settlers into Texas.

    • B. 

      Christopher Columbus brought them to Santa Domingo and they were later introduced into the mainland and herded northward to what is now Texas.

    • C. 

      They were a gift from President Andrew Jackson to Sam Houston.

  • 6. 
    For how many straight-line miles does the state of Texas extend from north to south?
    • A. 

      801

    • B. 

      1057

    • C. 

      678

  • 7. 
    Which states were a part of the original Republic of Texas?                
    • A. 

      New Mexico

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Louisiana

    • D. 

      Wyoming

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 8. 
     In 1845, the Republic of Texas was annexed as the 28th state of The United States. Which of these statements about the Texas Annexation Treaty are true?
    • A. 

      Texas reserved the right to secede from the Union.

    • B. 

      It gave Texas the option to divide into four states.

    • C. 

      The offshore boundaries of Texas extend 10 miles, instead of the traditional 3 miles of most state's boundaries.

    • D. 

      It gave Texas the right to fly the Texas flag the same height as The United States flag.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    Which of these statements about Texas are NOT true?
    • A. 

      Texas is the second biggest state in the United States.

    • B. 

      The Texas state motto is "Friendship".

    • C. 

      Texas got its name from the Caddo Indian word "tejas", meaning "those who are friends".

    • D. 

      Eva Longoria, Renée Zellweger, Steve Martin, Buddy Holly, and Joan Crawford are among the many famous people born in Texas.

    • E. 

      The three largest cities in Texas are Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

  • 10. 
    Where did the Alamo get it's name?
    • A. 

      From Jose Frederico Alamo, the first Governor of San Antonio

    • B. 

      From St. Alamo, patron saint of lost causes

    • C. 

      From the cottonwood tree

    • D. 

      From Pie a la Mode

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