Texas History Quiz

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  • 1. 
    As of the 2010 elections, who was the National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman?
    • A. 

      John Cornyn

    • B. 

      John Culberson

    • C. 

      Jeff Bingaman

    • D. 

      John McCain

  • 2. 
    Which song song written by Jimmy Webb and popularized by Glen Campbell?
    • A. 

      Galveston

    • B. 

      God Blessed Texas

    • C. 

      Texas Fight

    • D. 

      Is This the Way to Amarillo

  • 3. 
    Which of these songs is in the 2004 videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?
    • A. 

      Spirit of Aggieland

    • B. 

      On the Trail of the Buffalo

    • C. 

      The Matador Song

    • D. 

      All My Ex's Live in Texas

  • 4. 
    Which 1970's song is based on a real town in Texas?
    • A. 

      Finkytown

    • B. 

      Waterloo

    • C. 

      Free Bird

    • D. 

      China Grove

  • 5. 
    Who did Phil Gramm defeat in November 1996 to win his third and final term in the Senate?
    • A. 

      Jesse Martin Combs

    • B. 

      Victor Morales

    • C. 

      Jack Brooks

    • D. 

      Tom DeLay

  • 6. 
    Who said,"We have sort of become a nation of whiners"?
    • A. 

      President George W. Bush

    • B. 

      Senator Phil Gramm

    • C. 

      Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

    • D. 

      President George H. W. Bush

  • 7. 
    Who has on several occasions proposed limiting Texas governors to two four-year terms?
    • A. 

      George W. Bush

    • B. 

      Rick Perry

    • C. 

      John Cornyn

    • D. 

      Kay Bailey Hutchison

  • 8. 
    How many seats does the Music Hall at Fair Park have for shows?
    • A. 

      1,200

    • B. 

      15,000

    • C. 

      3,420

    • D. 

      11,250

  • 9. 
    What is the largest congressional district in Texas, as well as the 8th largest in the U.S?
    • A. 

      12th

    • B. 

      23rd

    • C. 

      9th

    • D. 

      7th

  • 10. 
    Which Texas city has a larger population?
    • A. 

      Brownsville

    • B. 

      Beaumont

    • C. 

      Port Arthur

    • D. 

      Pasadena

  • 11. 
    Prior to becoming governor in 1973, what did Dolph Briscoe do for a living?
    • A. 

      Chemist

    • B. 

      Rancher

    • C. 

      Attorney

    • D. 

      Engineer

  • 12. 
    Whose tenure as governor of Texas was marred by a bank fraud case known as the "Sharpstown Scandal"?
    • A. 

      Ben Barnes

    • B. 

      Dolph Briscoe

    • C. 

      Preston Smith

    • D. 

      John Connally

  • 13. 
    What was the disagreement about that inspired Gov. Allan Shivers falling out with President Truman?
    • A. 

      An ambassadorship

    • B. 

      The Tidelands

    • C. 

      Teacher salaries

    • D. 

      Estate taxes

  • 14. 
    What former Texas governor and U.S. Senator was appointed by LBJ to the National Security Council?
    • A. 

      Allan Shivers

    • B. 

      Preston Smith

    • C. 

      Dolph Briscoe

    • D. 

      Price Daniel

  • 15. 
    What is the distance from north to south in Texas?
    • A. 

      1400 Miles

    • B. 

      709 Miles

    • C. 

      801 Miles

    • D. 

      340 Miles

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