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Quiz about An International Tour of Texas
Quiz about An International Tour of Texas

An International Tour of Texas Quiz


Take a world tour of Texas through this quiz and learn a bit more about some interesting small towns and little cities!

A multiple-choice quiz by skylarb. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
skylarb
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
405,868
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
274
Last 3 plays: RobertLee_1964 (7/10), Guest 65 (7/10), flambozo (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Located in Jefferson County, Texas, what city was settled by Dutch immigrants and boasts the Dutch Windmill Museum? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What 8.6-square-mile city in Rusk County, Texas was named after a city in England? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What lucky small town was named "the official Irish capital" of Texas by Governor Rick Perry in 2005? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In what seat of Lamar County, Texas, located on a ridge between the Red and Sulphur Rivers, will you find a 65-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel tower? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 2021, which of these nations did NOT share a name with a town or unincorporated community in Texas? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What Texas city, the seat of Henderson county, shares a name with the capital of Greece? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Having replaced the settlement of "Old Wheatsville," which Texas town shares a name with the regional capital of Campania? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which unincorporated area in Texas, located on the Old San Antonio Road, is considerably closer to the Trinity River than to the Rhône River? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What Bell County Texas town is known for its corn festival, not its tulip festival? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Texas town shares a name with a geographic region in Western Asia? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Located in Jefferson County, Texas, what city was settled by Dutch immigrants and boasts the Dutch Windmill Museum?

Answer: Nederland

Dutch Immigrants settled Nederland, Texas in 1897 on land sold by the Kansas City Southern railroad, and it was incorporated in 1940. Built in 1969, the Dutch Windmill Museum is a local history museum housed in an authentic replica of a Dutch windmill. The town was originally settled along Boston Avenue, where The Orange Hotel was built in 1897 to house oil and railroad workers.
2. What 8.6-square-mile city in Rusk County, Texas was named after a city in England?

Answer: New London

Originally just named "London," the city became "New London" in 1931. Located in the eastern region of Texas, New London experienced a natural gas leak explosion in 1937 that destroyed a school and killed 295 students. After the explosion, the state legislature enacted a law requiring natural gas to be mixed with a malodorant so that there would be early warning for leaks.
3. What lucky small town was named "the official Irish capital" of Texas by Governor Rick Perry in 2005?

Answer: Dublin

Founded in 1854 by A. H. Dobkins, this small Texas town was named Dublin in 1860. It is located in in southwestern Erath County in Central Texas. As of 2019, 6.2% of the population was reported to be of Irish ancestry (according to city-data.com). Dublin was once home to the world's oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant.

Texas also boasts a town named Shamrock in Wheeler County in the Texas Panhandle, a rectangular region of Texas containing the northernmost 26 counties.
4. In what seat of Lamar County, Texas, located on a ridge between the Red and Sulphur Rivers, will you find a 65-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel tower?

Answer: Paris

Paris, Texas was founded in 1844 and is located approximately 105 miles from Dallas. It was named for the capital of France, and the replica Eiffel Tower was commissioned in 1993. In 1998, a giant cowboy hat was placed atop the tower. There are many competing theories as to why the town was named after Paris, but according to the "Handbook of Texas" the preferred one is that a man named Poteet lobbied to call the place Paris in honor of his French ancestors.

There are also legends that a local girl was allowed to choose the name after winning a beauty contest.
5. In 2021, which of these nations did NOT share a name with a town or unincorporated community in Texas?

Answer: France

Egypt is the name of three different unincorporated communities in Wharton County, Montgomery County, and Leon County, Texas. Italy is a town in Ellis County, Texas that had 1,863 residents as of the 2010 U.S. Census. China, Texas is a city in Jefferson County and had a population of 1,160 as of the 2010 Census. Texas also has a New Sweden, which was initially established in 1873 as Knight's Ranch.

Although the French began their colonization of Texas by establishing a fort in southeastern Texas in 1685, as of 2021, there was no "France, Texas."
6. What Texas city, the seat of Henderson county, shares a name with the capital of Greece?

Answer: Athens

Located southeast of Dallas, and established in 1850, Athens was named by Dulcette Averiette, the stepdaughter of one of the founders. Athens styles itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital" and claims to be the home of the hamburger. According to town lore, town resident Uncle Fletcher Davis created the first hamburger in at a small café on the downtown square in the 1880s.
7. Having replaced the settlement of "Old Wheatsville," which Texas town shares a name with the regional capital of Campania?

Answer: Naples

Founded in 1879 and located in Morris County, Texas, Naples hosts an annual watermelon festival. Texas also boasts a town named Florence, which was founded in 1857. Rhome, Texas is located in Wise County, Texas. As of 2021, Texas did not have a Milan, but it does have a Milano at the intersection of U.S. Route 79 and State Highway 36.
8. Which unincorporated area in Texas, located on the Old San Antonio Road, is considerably closer to the Trinity River than to the Rhône River?

Answer: Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland is located where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva. Geneva, Texas is located about a three-hour drive northeast of where the Trinity River empties into the Trinity Bay. Considered to be the oldest occupied town in East Texas, Geneva began as the site of the El Lobanillo ranch in the mid-1700s, but it wasn't until 1884 that a post office was granted under the name of Geneva.
9. What Bell County Texas town is known for its corn festival, not its tulip festival?

Answer: Holland

In the 1870s, James R. Holland and his family settled on Darrs Creek and a few years later built the first steam cotton gin in the area. The Holland post office was opened in 1879, and a railroad was soon running through the town. Now, Texas State Highway 95 passes through it. "Corn Fest" is traditionally held in Holland, Texas every third Saturday in June and involves a parade, live music, street dancing, and a carnival.
10. Which Texas town shares a name with a geographic region in Western Asia?

Answer: Palestine

Created by the Texas legislature in 1856, the city that became Palestine had a little over 200 residents at the time, according to a local census. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, it had grown to 18,712 people. The city is located about the same amount of distance from Dallas and Houston and is the western terminus of the Texas State Railroad.
Source: Author skylarb

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