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Texas True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about the U.S. state of Texas are true or false?
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Last updated: January 22, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 22, 2021
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1. Texas is the largest state in the U.S.
True
False
Alaska is larger by area. California is larger by population.
2. Texas is landlocked
True
False
It borders the Gulf of Mexico
3. Texas borders Louisiana
True
False
4. You can legally buy guns from a vending machine in Texas
True
False
5. Elon Musk lives in Texas
True
False
6. Texas produces more oil than any other U.S. state
True
False
It Texas were a country, it would rank #5 in the world
7. There is an actual law enforcement unit called the Texas Rangers
True
False
8. Austin is the hottest U.S. state capital by average daily temperature
True
False
Honolulu and Phoenix are significantly hotter
9. Texas gets more tornadoes than any other U.S. state
True
False
10. The city of Houston takes its name from a Comanche word meaning "meeting place"
True
False
Houston was named after Sam Houston, first President of Texas
11. Texas was once an independent country
True
False
The Republic of Texas lasted from 1836–1846
12. During the Civil War, Texas was part of the Confederacy
True
False
13. None of the U.S. Presidents "from" Texas were actually born in Texas
True
False
LBJ and Eisenhower were both born in Texas. The Bushes, however, were not.
14. A bluebonnet is a type of flower
True
False
15. Rodeos were banned in Texas in 2017 due to animal cruelty concerns
True
False
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the world
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Level 85
Jan 22, 2021
Good quiz - nice range of questions! Was surprised that Alaska isn't the greatest oil producing state.
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Level 70
Jan 29, 2021
I really expected Alaska to eclipse Texas. Curious if Alaska would outrank if drilling were totally open. For the record, I'm glad it's not.
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Level 68
May 11, 2021
If Alaska had been run by Alaskans from the start, then it would outrank Texas in oil production.
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Level 88
Jan 22, 2021
stupid Elon Musk ruining my otherwise perfect score
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Level 74
Jan 22, 2021
Tornadoes ruined my perfect score.
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Level 86
Jan 22, 2021
Tornadoes are good at ruining things.
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Level 74
Jan 23, 2021
I guessed yes just because it's so much bigger than the other states that get them (tornados, not Musks)
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Level 78
Jan 23, 2021
If not for Elon Musk, tornadoes, bluebonnets and rodeos, my score would have been perfect.
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Level 71
Feb 3, 2023
Elon Musk's also good at ruining things.
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Level 63
Jan 23, 2021
A dumb "Musk" ox.
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2021
Try out Florida next!
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Level 84
Jan 27, 2021
Johnson I get, and yes, Ike was born there. But to say he's "from" Texas goes against this other jetpunk mainstay:

https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/presidents-by-state-quiz

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Level 79
Jan 28, 2021
I don't think Elon Musk actually does live in Texas. He lives in Los Angeles. I know he said he moved to Texas but I haven't found any sources that could verify that he actually has moved or where he supposedly moved to.
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Level 59
Feb 2, 2021
Elon moved to Texas for various reasons. 1: SpaceX's new vehicle, known as the Starship, probably for testing. 2: Tesla is building their Gigafactory in Austin. 3: There is no personal income tax in Texas.
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2021
I think he's in Austin, but you're right, verifying this is non-trivial.
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Level 58
Apr 28, 2021
It's a big show tbh; he still works in California and has to pay taxes in California, he just wanted to get on the Texas government's good side
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Level 82
May 11, 2021
Bushes.
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Level 60
May 11, 2021
oh my god ban me from texas now
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Level 46
May 11, 2021
why
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Level 70
May 13, 2021
What a shameful statement. You should keep a far more open mind about the world and the people in it.
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Level 77
May 11, 2021
Extra information after the quiz has a typo. "Bush's were not" should be "Bushes were not". This is according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Never use an apostrophe to make a word plural.
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Level 70
May 11, 2021
Hurray, another grammarian here! : ) (& no sarcasm intended; I've worked as an editor for many years...)
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2023
Oh! That’s a dream job. I am a teacher so I do my fair share of grammar correction with my job, too!
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Level 56
Dec 1, 2021
I don't think that rule works for surnames though I'm not an expert
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2023
It does work with surnames. Is it the Smith’s or the Smiths? Same idea.
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Level 42
May 11, 2021
number 13 is poorly worded
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Level 66
May 12, 2021
Half of y'all really think you can buy a gun from a vending machine
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Level 80
Oct 25, 2022
I wish Texas was really as awesome as they seem to think.
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Level 67
May 12, 2021
The amount of people who got the gun one wrong... we may be one of the more gun enjoying states, but c'mon...
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Level 43
May 13, 2021
OK, I offically know nothing about Texas...
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Level 18
May 27, 2021
13/15 could do better tho
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Level 54
Jul 3, 2021
15/15 ;) I would have been ashamed if it was any less.
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Level 53
Mar 29, 2022
I thought alaska had more oil. I live in texas and 13/15 makes me upset
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Level 57
Feb 3, 2023
They really should ban rodeos. And bullfighting. And dog racing. And bulldog breeding. And cow eating. And cow milking. And so on. And so forth.
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2023
Really thought Florida would have more tornadoes
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Level 72
Feb 3, 2023
Florida has more hurricanes. Tornadoes however are not the same thing.
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Level 52
Feb 3, 2023
I would also like to object to Bushes being written as Bush's.
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Level 72
Feb 3, 2023
"Texas was an independent country" is debatable and should maybe be removed/changed to "de facto independent". At the time it didn't have much international recognition (only 3 countries in Europe) and I imagine if you read a Mexican history textbook it would say Texas was part of Mexico.
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Level 52
Feb 3, 2023
it was independent then
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Level 72
Feb 3, 2023
The only one I wasn't sure about was the vending machine one. LOL.
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Level 52
Feb 3, 2023
A majority of the people taking this quiz belive you can buy guns from a vending machine?!

Maybe you can in five years

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Level 20
Feb 3, 2023
12/15
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2023
I only missed number ten. Facepalming.
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Level 29
Feb 6, 2023
As someone who's lived in Texas for most of my life, I got all of them except for the Houston one and the Tornado one