Awesome Trivia On Texas - 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Robert E. Howard, author of the "Conan the Barbarian" series, was born in what Texas town?
    • A. 

      Elvira

    • B. 

      Amarillo

    • C. 

      Peaster

    • D. 

      Corpus Christi

  • 2. 
    What is the profession of Rep. Michael Burgess (R) of 26th Congressional District?
    • A. 

      Academic

    • B. 

      Physician

    • C. 

      Attorney

    • D. 

      Investment Banker

  • 3. 
    What Texas Congressman is a founding member of both the Media Fairness Caucus and the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus?
    • A. 

      Chet Edwards

    • B. 

      Gene Green

    • C. 

      Lamar Smith

    • D. 

      Pete Sessions

  • 4. 
    Dubbed "Peckerwood Hill" by Texas inmates, what is the actual name of the cemetery at the Walls Unit?
    • A. 

      Land Usage #3

    • B. 

      Dallas Cemetery

    • C. 

      Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery

    • D. 

      Los Cruz Angeles Cemetery

  • 5. 
    What was first steamship to visit Houston in 1837?
    • A. 

      Laura

    • B. 

      El Nino

    • C. 

      Kingship

    • D. 

      Magistrate II

  • 6. 
    What Texas city was called "Where Seventeen Railways Meet the Sea" in the 1840's?
    • A. 

      El Paso

    • B. 

      Independence

    • C. 

      Houston

    • D. 

      Brownsville

  • 7. 
    Who was the only woman to enlist in the Grand Army of the (Texas) Republic?
    • A. 

      Bonnie Parker

    • B. 

      Emily West

    • C. 

      Gail Borden

    • D. 

      Emma Seelye

  • 8. 
    What was unique about Houston's Civil War combat veteran Frank Thompson?
    • A. 

      He Owned A Circus

    • B. 

      He Was Blind And Deaf

    • C. 

      He Had 7 Toes On His Left Foot

    • D. 

      He Was A Woman In Disguise

  • 9. 
    Who served as President of the Rice Institute on the day it opened and the following 34 years?
    • A. 

      Augustus Allen

    • B. 

      Stephen F. Austin

    • C. 

      Edgar Lovett

    • D. 

      Clyde Barrows

  • 10. 
    Between 1910-1920, what Texas lumber company employed 16,500 people and had five logging camps?
    • A. 

      Allen & Sons

    • B. 

      Kirby Lumber

    • C. 

      Houston Depot

    • D. 

      Texas Timberline

  • 11. 
    Who founded "The Invincible Oil Company" in the gulf coast area of Texas?
    • A. 

      Niels Esperson

    • B. 

      Gregory Borden

    • C. 

      Jim S. Hogg

    • D. 

      John Allen, Sr.

  • 12. 
    Who organized the first pipeline and refining company in Texas?
    • A. 

      Joseph Cullinan

    • B. 

      John Exxon

    • C. 

      Niels Esperson

    • D. 

      Jim S. Hogg

  • 13. 
    What Texas Democratic governor followed Ma Ferguson's term in 1931?
    • A. 

      Ross Sterling

    • B. 

      Edgar Burke

    • C. 

      Niels Esperson

    • D. 

      Dick Dowling

  • 14. 
    What Beaumont, TX oil driller was known as the "King of the Wildcatters"?
    • A. 

      Sam Hogg

    • B. 

      James McFadden

    • C. 

      Glenn McCarthy

    • D. 

      Edgar Humphrey

  • 15. 
    Who is credited for developing the Houston, TX public library system?
    • A. 

      Julia Jones

    • B. 

      Gail Borden

    • C. 

      Mollie Parker

    • D. 

      Julia Ideson

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