The History Of Texas Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    What US Congressman for the Texas 3rd District resigned in 1991 to become Mayor of Dallas?
    • A. 

      Mike Conaway

    • B. 

      Dick Armey

    • C. 

      George W. Bush

    • D. 

      Steve Bartlett

  • 2. 
    What Congressman from Texas ran against Roosevelt in 1940, but lost the nomination?
    • A. 

      Jesse Martin Combs

    • B. 

      Wright Patman

    • C. 

      John Nance Garner

    • D. 

      Sam Rayburn

  • 3. 
    What former Congressman from Texas served two terms as VP under Roosevelt?
    • A. 

      Wright Patman

    • B. 

      Sam Rayburn

    • C. 

      Jesse Martin Combs

    • D. 

      John Nance Garner

  • 4. 
    What former Texas governor is honored with the world's largest free-standing statue of an American?
    • A. 

      George W. Bush

    • B. 

      Ann Richards

    • C. 

      Sam Houston

    • D. 

      Bill Clements

  • 5. 
    Where did U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee take her JD in 1975?
    • A. 

      University of Virginia

    • B. 

      Ohio State University

    • C. 

      Georgetown University

    • D. 

      Texas A&M

  • 6. 
    What decorated WWII veteran from Texas served in the U.S. Senate from 1957-1971?
    • A. 

      Ralph Yarborough

    • B. 

      Earle B. Mayfield

    • C. 

      Robert C. Krueger

    • D. 

      Price Daniel

  • 7. 
    Where did Senator John Cornyn graduate high school in 1969?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 8. 
    What Congressman from Texas (1975-79) took a graduate degree in literature and a PhD from Oxford University?
    • A. 

      Robert C. Krueger

    • B. 

      Albert Bustamante

    • C. 

      John Tower

    • D. 

      Earle B. Mayfield

  • 9. 
    What Texan resigned the U.S. Senate in order to serve as Governor from 1957-63?
    • A. 

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B. 

      Price Daniel

    • C. 

      John Connally

    • D. 

      John Tower

  • 10. 
    What Texan served one term in the U.S. Congress (2003-2005) before withdrawing from politics to practice law full-time?
    • A. 

      Chris Bell

    • B. 

      Beau Boulter

    • C. 

      Ronald D. Coleman

    • D. 

      James Collins

  • 11. 
    Who were the first Texans to be elected to the U.S. Senate?
    • A. 

      Thomas Rusk & Sam Houston

    • B. 

      Roger Mills & Thomas Rusk

    • C. 

      Roger Mills & Sam Houston

    • D. 

      Earle Mayfield & Thomas Rusk

  • 12. 
    What is the profession of Andy Barron, 2010 write-in candidate for governor?
    • A. 

      Restauranteur

    • B. 

      Physician

    • C. 

      Orthodontist

    • D. 

      Attorney

  • 13. 
    What 2010 gubernatorial candidate is a former Deputy US Energy Secretary?
    • A. 

      Rick Perry

    • B. 

      Deb Shafto

    • C. 

      Bill White

    • D. 

      Andy Barron

  • 14. 
    What profession did Herb Gonzales Jr., 2010 Green Party candidate for Lt. Governor, list on his candidate filing?
    • A. 

      Chef

    • B. 

      Telephone customer service representative

    • C. 

      Veterinary technician

    • D. 

      Political activist

  • 15. 
    Whose political hopes for a Senate run were dashed by his efforts to get Texas Tech coach, Mike Leach, fired?
    • A. 

      Bill White

    • B. 

      Craig James

    • C. 

      Rick Noriega

    • D. 

      Tom Whitfield