FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!
Quiz about Towns and Places of the Lone Star State
Quiz about Towns and Places of the Lone Star State

Towns and Places of the Lone Star State Quiz


The Lone Star State has many interesting sights to see! Some of these places are well known, and there some small towns you may discover! Grab your cowboy hat and tag along for exploring the great state of Texas!

A multiple-choice quiz by exceller. Estimated time: 5 mins.
  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. Geography Trivia
  6. »
  7. States P-T
  8. »
  9. Texas

Author
exceller
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
315,626
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1188
Last 3 plays: Guest 98 (9/10), JanIQ (7/10), desertloca (10/10).
- -
Question 1 of 10
1. Close to the central part of the Lone Star State is a small town nicknamed "Dr. Pepper Texas". What town is the home to one of the oldest Dr. Pepper factories in the world, which makes the original Dr. Pepper soda with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This city became known in United States history for a devastating hurricane that hit it in the 1900s. Which of these cities is a port located on a small island off the coast of the Texas border, and has an elevated seawall that is 17 feet above the shore line? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This Texas town's motto is "We Shoot Straight to You". It is not known for a western desert land scene, although some notable outlaws were in the area in the town's past. Which of these cities draws tourists because of its location on Cedar Creek Lake, which flows into Trinity River? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "The Town without a Frown" is one of many towns in Texas known for its unique name. Which of these towns is located in the northern Texas panhandle and is named after a small water route that cowboys found in the area? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This city is visited by millions of tourists each year who come to see the riverwalk, the old Spanish missions, and the diverse Latino marketplaces. Which of these Texas cities is also nicknamed the "River City" and is home to the famous Spanish mission named the Alamo? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Many notable rivers shape the Lone Star state's borders and landscapes. They are also a major part of its history. Which of these rivers flows through the center of Texas and was named by early Spanish explorers as the "Rio de los Brazos de Dios"? The name means "The River in the Arms of God". Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This small town in the Lone Star State has some unusual attractions and is named after a well-known place in Europe. Which of these towns was named after a city in France and has a 65 ft. Eiffel tower with a cowboy hat? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This town was founded by the great grandfather of a former president of the United States and has many national and state parks filled with history, wildflowers, and trails. Which of these was the hometown of the 36th president of the United States? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The fresh smells of bakeries and sausages might make your stomach rumble as you view the German houses and architecture in this unique German town. Which of these towns was named after a prince in Prussia and is located close to the Texas state capital? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This river was named by Spanish explorers as the "Rio Grande del Norte", or "the Grand River of the North". Although the Rio Grande River is known for being the southern boundary of Texas, which state does the Rio Grande start in? Hint



(Optional) Create a Free FunTrivia ID to save the points you are about to earn:

arrow Select a User ID:
arrow Choose a Password:
arrow Your Email:




Most Recent Scores
May 19 2024 : Guest 98: 9/10
May 16 2024 : JanIQ: 7/10
May 06 2024 : desertloca: 10/10
Apr 29 2024 : Guest 70: 8/10
Apr 21 2024 : Guest 174: 10/10
Apr 17 2024 : Guest 107: 8/10
Apr 09 2024 : Guest 38: 9/10
Apr 05 2024 : Guest 156: 7/10
Apr 01 2024 : Guest 136: 8/10

Score Distribution

quiz
Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Close to the central part of the Lone Star State is a small town nicknamed "Dr. Pepper Texas". What town is the home to one of the oldest Dr. Pepper factories in the world, which makes the original Dr. Pepper soda with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup?

Answer: Dublin

Dublin is a dairy town south of Ft. Worth, but is most famous for its history with Dr. Pepper. The Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Company claims to be the oldest Dr. Pepper factory in the world, and manufactures Dr. Pepper with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup.

It was founded by Sam Houston Prim, a local businessman in Dublin who created the fountain drink in Waco, Texas. The Dublin Bottling Company started manufacturing Dr. Pepper in 1891, and continued to produce their soda with pure cane sugar past the time period during the 1970s and 1980s, when many soda bottling companies switched to producing soda with corn syrup.

The pure cane sugar has remained a trademark of the bottling company's product. The Dublin Dr. Pepper Plant is considered a Texas original, attracting many tourists each year to the business which has been operating for over a hundred years.
2. This city became known in United States history for a devastating hurricane that hit it in the 1900s. Which of these cities is a port located on a small island off the coast of the Texas border, and has an elevated seawall that is 17 feet above the shore line?

Answer: Galveston

Galveston was a major commercial center in the United States and the most populated in Texas during the 19th century. When the Great Storm of 1900 hit the island, a wall of 15 feet of water crushed the island, putting Galveston on the map for one of the deadliest natural disasters in United States history.

The hurricane of 1900 devastated this port, with an estimated death count of 8,000 people according to officials. Galveston did not return to being the major commercial center it was before, but several improvements were made to prevent future disasters.

When the city was rebuilt, the foundation of the land was raised 17 feet higher than it had been before with sand and the 17 ft Galveston seawall was put in place to protect the city from flooding.

In modern times, Galveston has remained a metropolis area where tourism became the city's leading industry. Galveston has many notable sites and is also historically known for being the home of the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in Texas, which was consecrated in 1848.
3. This Texas town's motto is "We Shoot Straight to You". It is not known for a western desert land scene, although some notable outlaws were in the area in the town's past. Which of these cities draws tourists because of its location on Cedar Creek Lake, which flows into Trinity River?

Answer: Gun Barrel City

Although the name of this town may remind people of classic westerns, it was not an official city during the frontier cowboy days. Gun Barrel City began as an unincorporated community in the 1960s and did not become an official city until 1969. In the past, Gun Barrel City was an area known for liquor and beer trading. Outlaws such as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker visited the area during the years of Prohibition.

In later years, the town attracted tourists because of its location near Cedar Creek Lake which flows into the Trinity River, one of the major rivers of the Lone Star State. Gun Barrel City is also located near Dallas, one of the major metropolitan cities in the Lone Star state.
4. "The Town without a Frown" is one of many towns in Texas known for its unique name. Which of these towns is located in the northern Texas panhandle and is named after a small water route that cowboys found in the area?

Answer: Happy

Happy is on the borderline of Swisher and Randall counties, close to the city of Amarillo. It was named by a group of traveling cowboys who found the area in the process of looking for water. The town was named after Happy Draw, the small water route the cowboys discovered near the area. In the past, Happy had a stagecoach exchange station which brought in visiting settlers. When major railroads were erected and bypassed the area, the town lost business.

Comfort, Farewell, and Pleasanton are also small towns in Texas.
5. This city is visited by millions of tourists each year who come to see the riverwalk, the old Spanish missions, and the diverse Latino marketplaces. Which of these Texas cities is also nicknamed the "River City" and is home to the famous Spanish mission named the Alamo?

Answer: San Antonio

San Antonio is one of the largest cities in Texas and has many attractions, ranging from amusement parks, sports, animal wildlife centers, Spanish missions, and Latino marketplaces. It is home to a number of historical markers including the old governor's palace and the Alamo.

Although it is not very large, the Alamo is a memorial of the cost of independence. The Alamo was the site of a battle between Texans and the Mexican government in the Texas War of Independence. Between 100 and 300 Texan soldiers died in the massacre that followed the twelve day siege of the Mexican army.

Although this battle was a tremendous loss, the cruelty of the Mexican army toward the Texan soldiers influenced many Texan settlers and citizens from the United States to join the Texan army. Texas eventually gained its independence, and the Alamo has remained one of the most revered memorials to the soldiers who fought for independence in the Texan Revolution.
6. Many notable rivers shape the Lone Star state's borders and landscapes. They are also a major part of its history. Which of these rivers flows through the center of Texas and was named by early Spanish explorers as the "Rio de los Brazos de Dios"? The name means "The River in the Arms of God".

Answer: the Brazos

The Brazos flows 840 miles through the center of Texas and is the longest river in the state. It is the eleventh longest river in the United States, at a length of 1280 miles. It begins in New Mexico and its ends at the Gulf of Mexico, Texas' eastern border.

The Brazos was named by early Spanish explorers and was an important waterway for navigation and travel. The Brazos also played a role in the history of Texan Independence from Mexico, as the site of a battle in the Texas Revolution between Mexican and Texan navies.
7. This small town in the Lone Star State has some unusual attractions and is named after a well-known place in Europe. Which of these towns was named after a city in France and has a 65 ft. Eiffel tower with a cowboy hat?

Answer: Paris

Although Paris does not have any oil rigs or drills, it does have some unusual attractions. The Texas Eiffel Tower was built in 1993, the same time Paris, Tennessee built its own. Tennessee replaced its 60 ft. tower with a 70 ft. one. In order to give the Texas Eiffel Tower a bit of a heightening edge, a red cowboy hat was added to the top. Among other Paris attractions is Pyro, a giant statue of a cartoon dragon, the mascot of Paris Junior College.

There is also a grave monument of Jesus in cowboy boots.
8. This town was founded by the great grandfather of a former president of the United States and has many national and state parks filled with history, wildflowers, and trails. Which of these was the hometown of the 36th president of the United States?

Answer: Johnson City

Johnson City was founded by President Lyndon B. Johnson's grandfather and was the hometown of the president and his family for many years. The Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park showcase Lyndon B. Johnson's home, ranch, and childhood places of interest.

Other parks in the area include Pedernales Falls State Park, which has 4,800 acres of scenic animal life and waterfalls.
9. The fresh smells of bakeries and sausages might make your stomach rumble as you view the German houses and architecture in this unique German town. Which of these towns was named after a prince in Prussia and is located close to the Texas state capital?

Answer: Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia, a nephew of Prussia's King Frederick William III. It began as a community of German immigrants, many of whom came to Texas to escape the revolutions of 1848 in Germany. Fredericksburg was also one of the birthplaces of Texas German, a dialect that was formed by German settlers who initially refused to learn English. Fredericksburg still has many buildings with German architecture, and many of the churches and inns still reflect the German heritage.

There are also many interesting German foods in the shops and bakeries that attract tourists from the surrounding areas.
10. This river was named by Spanish explorers as the "Rio Grande del Norte", or "the Grand River of the North". Although the Rio Grande River is known for being the southern boundary of Texas, which state does the Rio Grande start in?

Answer: Colorado

The Rio Grande River starts in the high mountains of Colorado and flows over 1,885 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, making it the fourth largest river in the United States. Although it received its common name from the Spanish, several Pueblo and Navajo Indian tribes had names that described the Rio as the "Big River" including the Towa "ha˝apakwa", which means "Great Waters" and the Keresan "mets'ichi chena", meaning "Big River".

It is known for its trail through the dusty mountains and deep landscapes in West Texas around the border of Texas and Mexico.
Source: Author exceller

This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor Pagiedamon before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.
Related Quizzes
This quiz is part of series Exceller's Towns and Places:

Small little towns, interesting sites, and little-known wonders around the USA! How many of these geographical beauties do you recognize from the cities, towns, parks, and attractions of these states?

  1. Towns and Places of the North Star State Average
  2. Towns and Places of the Keystone State Easier
  3. Towns and Places of the Hoosier State Average
  4. Towns and Places of the Lone Star State Average
  5. Towns and Places of the Magnolia State Average
  6. Towns and Places of the Mountain State Average

5/24/2024, Copyright 2024 FunTrivia, Inc. - Report an Error / Contact Us