I love Texas. I was born and raised here and I don’t really have any plans to leave anytime soon. The people are friendly, the music is great and you just can’t beat an evening of two-stepping the night away. As Ashley chronicled in her blog post last week, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicked off this past weekend. On Friday, the city of Houston celebrated Go Texan Day and I spent Friday and Saturday night celebrating Texas at the Rodeo Cook-Off.
Needless to say, by Sunday I was on a high of Texas appreciation, and the fact that Texans all over the state, and country, were celebrating Texas Independence Day on Sunday (March 2) was the icing on the cake of my Texas-filled weekend!
I am a bit of a trivia buff (there are currently about 45 episodes of Cash Cab on my DVR) and spent a little while on Sunday brushing up on my Texas history in honor of the holiday. For those of you who, like myself, might be a little rusty since your 7th grade Texas History class, below is a quiz of Texas trivia questions to help jog your memory about the history of the Lone Star State!
Answer the questions and then scroll to the bottom to see how you did!
- What country did we declare our independence from during the Texas Revolution?
- What year did we declare our independence from said country?
- What was the name of the final battle of the Texas Revolution?
- Which six flags have flown over Texas?
- Who was the first elected president of the Republic of Texas?
- What do the colors on the Texas flag represent?
- Where was the first capital of an elected government of the Republic of Texas?
- What were citizens of the Republic of Texas called?
- What year did Texas join the United States?
- Texas was the ____ state to join the Union?
1.) Mexico, 2.) 1836, 3.) Battle of San Jacinto, 4.) France, Spain, Mexico, Republic of Texas, United States of America, Confederate States of America, 5.) Sam Houston, 6.) Blue- loyalty, White- purity, Red- bravery, 7.) Columbia (today’s West Columbia), 8.) Texians, 9.) 1845, 10.) 28th
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Written by: Ahna Gavrelos