Texas trivia and other facts

A quiz of facts about the State of Texas. Rather in depth, some easy questions, some historical, some geographical some just general trivia.

Must add some extra blah to this box so all I can say is do your best, and you will find out how much you really know about Texas. Good luck.

Created by: Mark Ginsel
  1. What is the state tree of Texas?
  2. In what Texas county will you find the Alamo?
  3. In what city did Santa Anna surrender his Mexican army to Texas forces ending the battle of independence?
  4. Which of these countries listed was NOT one of the 6 who flew flags over Texas?
  5. Austin is the capital of Texas, however before it was Austin what was it called?
  6. The state's name derives from a word in the Caddoan language of the Hasinai. What does it loosely translate to in English?
  7. In what year did Texas win its indpendence from Mexico?
  8. Which city is considered by historians to be the oldest in Texas?
  9. Name the greatest military commander of WWII born and raised in Texas.
  10. From what city was the pink granite quarried that built the state captial building in Austin?
  11. Austin, Texas August 1st. Charles Whitman shoots and kills 16 people from the U.T. Tower. What year did this occur?
  12. Nov. 22, 1963 JFK is assasinated in Dallas. What was the name of the area where he was shot?
  13. Without looking at a map, name the longest road in Texas.
  14. How many U.S. Presidents were born in Texas?
  15. Pick the right last name of the first female Governor of Texas.
  16. In what city and year was a Worlds Fair held in Texas?
  17. One of the following soft drinks was invented in Waco in 1885, name it.
  18. Name the most populous county in Texas.
  19. Before Texas adopted lethal injection for capital crimes what form of execution did they use?
  20. What Texas port city was almost blown off the map when several ships loaded with ammonia nitrate caught fire and exploded in 1947?
  21. Where was the first major oil well drilled in Texas?
  22. The Rio Grande is the longest river in Texas. Name the second longest.
  23. Every Texan should know our state dish.
  24. One of these cities is smaller than Austin, make your guess.
  25. In 1845 Texas joined the United States as the ____ state
  26. Name the only Texas Governor to have ever been impeached from office
  27. Texas A&M university opened its doors in the year _____ a full 7 years before The Univeristy of Texas began.
  28. Name the following celebrity that was NOT born in Texas
  29. Give the 2 last names of the men responisble for the Dallas Cowboys football team.
  30. At over 8,700 feet this is the highest point in Texas or any place in the U.S. east of the Rockies.
  31. Which of the following cities is credited with being crucial in the Texas war with Mexcio for independence in a battle fought on October 9, 1835?
  32. Nolan Ryan, one of the greatest pitchers in American Baseball was born in which Texas town?
  33. This location is revered as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 declaring it in independent Nation.
  34. Which U.S. Presidents administration invited Texas into the Union of States in 1845?
  35. The last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of ___________, was fought in Texas, on May 12, 1865, well after Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox.
  36. Name the Texas city at the highest elevation
  37. Who was the first President of the Republic of Texas?
  38. Which Pro sports team listed is the newest in Texas?

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