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What six nations' flags have flown over Texas?
What 1836 battle is the most "remembered" battle of the Texas Revolution?
Battle of the Alamo
In what city did that battle take place?
What "king of the wild frontier" lost his life at that battle?
What general led the Mexican forces at that battle?
Who is known as the "Father of Texas"?
What holiday is celebrated on June 19th to mark the day on which
slavery was abolished in 1865?
What city was Texas's most important port until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900?
What was historically Texas's most important cash crop?
What was the dominant Native American nation in Texas from 1750-1850?
What "drives" of the 1800s started in Texas and ended in railroad depots in Kansas?
Cattle Drives
What Mexican general raided into Texas in the early 1900s?
What kind of boom did Texas have in the first half of the 20th century?
Oil Boom
Who was assassinated in Dallas on November 23, 1963?
What brand of soft drink was invented in Waco, Texas in the 1880s?
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(50)
more texas please
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May 30, 2017
(52)
expected this quiz to be a bit bigger ;)
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May 31, 2017
(70)
Could Emancipation Day be accepted?
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Jun 6, 2017
(32)
I have never heard it referred to as that.
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Jun 19, 2017
(65)
And reply made on it's 152nd anniversary. Nice touch.
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Jun 19, 2017
(43)
Accepted as what? That term has nothing whatever to do with anything on this quiz.
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Jun 21, 2017
(35)
I tried Emancipation Day--didn't work.
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Jun 21, 2017
(53)
Oh is this for Juneteenth? I feel like I've heard of that before...hey that picture looks familiar!
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Jun 19, 2017
(53)
Whoops just gave away an answer
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Jun 19, 2017
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There's no basement in the Alamo!
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Jun 19, 2017
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I'm from Texas so i got 18/20. Yet I missed San Antonio-_-. I fell like your missing A LOT of important stuff. The battle of San Jacinto ended the Alamo War. It has the tallest war monument in the world, you can't forget that. And there were a lot of other important people besides Crockett, like James Bowie and William B. Travis, so maybe you could expand on this quiz.
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Jun 19, 2017
(66)
I'm seceding from any quiz that doesn't recognize the greatness of Mirabeau Lamar.
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Jun 19, 2017
(43)
Agreed that the Battle of San Jacinto should be on there.
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Jun 21, 2017
(45)
Any limited quiz is going to miss a lot of important stuff. It's not meant to cover everything.
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Jun 22, 2017
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I was born in and have lived in Texas for decades and must say that the first unction and one of its answers are questionable. Spain claimed the land area that is now Texas and included additional territory extending north into what is now part of Colorado. After Mexico took control that changed and Texas was one of its provinces. The Saline River was used to represent it's eastern border and not considered part of Louisiana. The Texas state flag has a "five-pronged" star. Each of the prongs or points represents one of the nations that controlled the land area. If France were considered to be one of the controlling nations the star would be a six-pronged star.
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Jun 19, 2017
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The clue didn't ask which countries had controlling interest of the state, it asked which countries' flags flew over Texas. The French founded a colony named Fort St. Louis in the southeast region in the late 1600s - it didn't last long, but a French flag still flew over it.
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Jun 20, 2017
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Uh, what? A) the Sabine River (not Saline) was not always considered the eastern border. B) the French did claim part of Texas west of the Sabine river at one point. C) The five-pointed star has nothing to do with the number of countries that have controlled Texas or part of Texas. D) Even if it did, the same flag we fly today was the flag of the Republic of TX since 1839, well before the US or Confederate flag ever flew over Texas, leaving your rationale with two extra points.
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Jun 21, 2017
(69)
The stars at night are big and bright....
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Jun 19, 2017
(43)
*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*
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Jun 21, 2017
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