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Houston Trivia

Can you answer these questions about the city of Houston?
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Last updated: November 6, 2022
First submittedNovember 2, 2017
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Who is Houston named for?
Sam Houston
What is the name of Houston's baseball team?
Houston Astros
What industry are 8 of Houston's 10 largest companies involved in?
Oil
If you drive east from Houston on I-10, what's the major city you will hit?
(metro population > 1 million)
New Orleans
What agency's Mission Control is located in Houston?
NASA
What hurricane caused major flooding in 2017?
Harvey
What Houston native recorded the songs "Crazy in Love", "Irreplacable", and "Single Ladies"?
Beyoncé Knowles
What four words came after "Houston" in the movie "Apollo 13"?
We have a problem
Who is Houston's "intercontinental" airport named for?
George H. W. Bush
What controversial Houston company was once led by Dick Cheney?
Halliburton
What celebrity pastor leads Lakewood Church, the largest church in the U.S.?
Joel Osteen
Houston has one of these that is over 500 feet wide - the widest in the world by some
standards. What is it?
a Freeway
Houston gets over 2.5 million visitors annually to this event - more than twice as
many as Calgary. What type of event is it?
The Rodeo
What Houston rock trio is known for long beards, top hats, and the song
"Sharp Dressed Man"?
ZZ Top
What TV sitcom does Houston native Jim Parsons appear in?
The Big Bang Theory
What energy trading company was revealed to be a massive fraud in 2001?
Enron
What county is Houston located in?
Harris
What is either a type of food or a prestigious private university located in Houston?
Rice
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Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
A Houston quiz that doesn't mention the Rothko Chapel? That was the only reason I visited Houston!
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2017
I live in Houston and have never heard of the Rothko Chapel....sounds interesting though
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Level 87
Jul 4, 2018
Looks like a conference room on Doctor Who. From the 70s.
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Level 57
Jan 11, 2019
Huh, I actually ducked in when I visited the Menil Museum in Houston -- I found it kind of boring, but I was like 12 and not a big fan of abstract art. The Menil Museum had a cool collection but the display labels were often so vague as to be unhelpful.
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Level ∞
Nov 6, 2022
I've been there. Nice place to visit if you have an extra 15 minutes.
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Level 71
Nov 4, 2017
I think NOLA should be acceptable for New Orleans. It is commonly called that by Louisianans and folks in the south
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Level 75
Nov 8, 2017
Agreed. Please accept NOLA for New Orleans :)
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Level 43
Nov 5, 2017
it's just sad that 63% of people don't know that hurricane Harvey hit Houston. it was everywhere on the news.
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Level 84
Nov 6, 2017
No, 63% know it. And a good part of the rest probably just have forgotten the name of the hurricane, but not the fact that a hurricane hit Houston.
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2017
It actually took me a few moments to remember the hurricane's name, thanks to all the multiple giant hurricanes all in a row. And I even had family that were evacuated via canoe! (They're all safe & sound.)
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2017
"Motorway" not good enough?
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Level 80
Nov 8, 2017
highway was accepted
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Level 66
Jan 4, 2018
No one in Houston uses the term "motorway."
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Level 80
Nov 6, 2022
Well it's a quiz about Houston, not for Houston. Plus it says widest in *the world*, so non-local expressions should be allowed.
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Level 37
Mar 31, 2018
Don't know much about Houston. Got "Sam", the Apollo question and Beyonce Knowles. Thought the Rodeo was "Running with the Bulls", as that's what done in Calvary.
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Level 87
Jul 4, 2018
Harold and Maude nod perhaps?
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Level 62
Sep 27, 2022
the Astro's won the WS by. cheating....
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Level 71
Nov 6, 2022
Not this year
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Level 57
Nov 7, 2022
still like to hate them :/
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Level 30
Nov 7, 2022
Astros suck
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Level 48
Nov 7, 2022
Oh yeah, I watched a couple interesting videos explaining that on youtube-

"Jomboy astros cheating" in the youtube search bar should pull them up, for anyone interested.

I don't have anything against casual sports, but stuff like that, combined with corruption, is why I dislike many professional sports.

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Level 70
Nov 7, 2022
I wouldn't consider rice a prestigious food
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Level 86
Nov 7, 2022
You might want to read that clue one more time! ;)
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Level 58
Nov 8, 2022
The creator likely doesn't either. Which is why he/she didn't say that.
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Level 90
Nov 7, 2022
Got to the last question and thought, "oh, the Owls. Wait, who's eating owls?"
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Level 84
Nov 14, 2022
For my money, one of the worst big cities in the United States. Probably the worst. Might depend on where exactly the cutoff is for "big," but hands down the winner at least among the 10 biggest.
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2022
I’m curious, what makes it so? I live in the area, and I wouldn’t say it’s an extremely nice city, but there are certainly much worse cities around the country.