How Much Do You Really Know About Austin?

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How Much Do You Really Know About Austin?

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  • 1. 
    Austin is now the ______ largest city in the U.S.
    • A. 

      6th

    • B. 

      8th

    • C. 

      11th

    • D. 

      15th

  • 2. 
    How many children in Travis County live in poverty?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      33%

    • D. 

      35%

  • 3. 
    Austin's slogan is "Keep Austin Weird." What other U.S. city has this slogan (and adopted it AFTER Austin did, we might add!)?
  • 4. 
    Austin is ranked number one in the U.S. for _____ ?
    • A. 

      Worst upward mobility--meaning kids living in poverty here have the worst chance of ever escaping poverty, even as adults.

    • B. 

      Largest urban bat colony.

    • C. 

      Best city for singles, dogs and veterans.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    The most imperative community need as shown by caller data from our 2-1-1 Navigation Center is?
    • A. 

      Healthcare

    • B. 

      Housing assistance

    • C. 

      Affordable childcare

    • D. 

      Food stamps/assistance

  • 6. 
    Our city hasn't always been called Austin. What is the original name of this city?
    • A. 

      Birmingham

    • B. 

      Waterloo

    • C. 

      Springdale

    • D. 

      Lamar

  • 7. 
    Austin is known for its great food scene. What is the oldest still operating restaurant in Austin?
    • A. 

      Hill's Cafe

    • B. 

      Green Pastures

    • C. 

      El Gallo

    • D. 

      Scholz Garden

  • 8. 
    How many Austin-based businesses give back to their community through UWATX's employee campaigns each year?
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      700

    • D. 

      1,000

  • 9. 
    Due to Austin's rising costs, residents living in poverty have been forced to move to nearby suburbs and towns. Ten years ago, 11% of Bastrop residents lived in poverty. How much has Bastrop's poverty rate risen in the last decade?
    • A. 

      14% of Bastrop residents now live in poverty

    • B. 

      16% of Bastrop residents now live in poverty

    • C. 

      20% of Bastrop residents now live in poverty

    • D. 

      23% of Bastrop residents now live in poverty

  • 10. 
    How many people in Austin are classified as low-income?
    • A. 

      About 50,000

    • B. 

      About 100,000

    • C. 

      About 300,000

    • D. 

      About 500,000

  • 11. 
    It's hard to afford healthy foods when money is tight, and it shows in Austin's child obesity rates. How many AISD students have body mass index levels that put them at health risk?
    • A. 

      1 in 2

    • B. 

      1 in 3

    • C. 

      1 in 4

    • D. 

      1 in 5