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History of Texas

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Texas.
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First submittedMay 29, 2017
Last updatedNovember 20, 2018
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What six nations' flags have flown over Texas?
Spain
France
Mexico
Republic of Texas
United States
Confederate States
What 1836 battle is the most "remembered" battle of the Texas Revolution?
Battle of the Alamo
In what city did that battle take place?
San Antonio
What "king of the wild frontier" lost his life at that battle?
Davy Crockett
What general led the Mexican forces at that battle?
Antonio López de
Santa Anna
Who is known as the "Father of Texas"?
Stephen F. Austin
What holiday is celebrated on June 19th to mark the day on which
slavery was abolished in 1865?
Juneteenth
What city was Texas's most important port until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900?
Galveston
What was historically Texas's most important cash crop?
Cotton
What was the dominant Native American nation in Texas from 1750-1850?
Comanche
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?
Pancho Villa
What kind of boom did Texas have in the first half of the 20th century?
Oil Boom
Who was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963?
John F. Kennedy
What brand of soft drink was invented in Waco, Texas in the 1880s?
Dr Pepper
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level 48
May 30, 2017
more texas please
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level 54
May 31, 2017
expected this quiz to be a bit bigger ;)
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level 72
Jun 6, 2017
Could Emancipation Day be accepted?
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level 46
Jun 19, 2017
I have never heard it referred to as that.
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level 79
Jun 19, 2017
And reply made on it's 152nd anniversary. Nice touch.
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level 56
Jun 21, 2017
Accepted as what? That term has nothing whatever to do with anything on this quiz.
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level 69
Jun 21, 2017
I tried Emancipation Day--didn't work.
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level 63
Mar 2, 2018
Juneteenth is when word of emancipation finally reached Texas which is a bit different than Emancipation Day. The two are definitely very similar but distinct enough to be two different days.
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level 57
Jun 19, 2017
Oh is this for Juneteenth? I feel like I've heard of that before...hey that picture looks familiar!
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level 57
Jun 19, 2017
Whoops just gave away an answer
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level 47
Jun 19, 2017
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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level 67
Jun 19, 2017
I'm seceding from any quiz that doesn't recognize the greatness of Mirabeau Lamar.
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level 56
Jun 21, 2017
Agreed that the Battle of San Jacinto should be on there.
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level 56
Jun 22, 2017
Any limited quiz is going to miss a lot of important stuff. It's not meant to cover everything.
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level 56
Jun 26, 2017
Had room for four questions about the Alamo, but couldn't include one about the battle that decided the war that started at the Alamo? It wasn't about the limitations of the format.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
I did better from Maine.
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level 65
Jun 19, 2017
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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level 76
Jun 20, 2017
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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level 56
Jun 21, 2017
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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level 79
Jun 19, 2017
The stars at night are big and bright....
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level 44
Jun 21, 2017
*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*
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level 55
Sep 25, 2019
Deep in the Heart of Texas!!!! I can't believe no one finished this in 2 years
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level 65
Aug 4, 2017
The Massacre at Goliad should be included since it was a major part of what led to independence from Mexico. "Remember Goliad" was a battle cry used to encourage those fighting against Santa Anna's army.
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level 73
Aug 24, 2017
How come "Confederation" doesn't work for the flag question?
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
Because if shortened it's always been called the Confederacy, General Lee being its most famous officer, not Captain Kirk. Yeah, yeah I know it's "Federation", but it reminds me more of Star Trek than the Civil War.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
The famous men who took up arms against the government were all immigrants from a foreign country, several of them national politicians back in their home country. How about name the states these mercenary insurgents like Bowie, Austin, Crockett and Houston actually came from?
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level 55
Sep 25, 2019
Bowie, Austin, and Houston actually renounced US citizenship when they moved to Texas and became Mexican citizens. Austin actually became one of the most renound Mexican politicians the country had ever seen and was loved by the government. It was until Santa Anna took power and revoked the Mexican constitution (which one of those rights was slavery, which they weren't too happy about) that unrest started happening from the Anglo immigrants.
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level 85
Nov 20, 2018
JFK was assassinated on November 22, not 23.
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level ∞
Nov 20, 2018
Fixed