25 Texas Trivia Quiz Questions & Answers

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How well do you know your Houston from Hill Country facts? Test your knowledge with our Texas Trivia Quiz!

Texas is known for its big landscape, big population and big economy but there is more to this fun state so we’ve created Texas trivia questions on general knowledge, geography, history, culture and landmarks.

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Note: As with all of our geography quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

We’ve also included interesting Texas trivia so you can impress your friends with new facts.

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You may also like our Oklahoma Quiz and 50 States Quiz.

Free Texas Trivia Quiz Questions

Texas Quiz General Knowledge Questions 

1. What is the two letter state code for Texas?

  • TE
  • TA
  • TX
  • TS

2. What is Texas’s nickname?

  • The Lone Star State
  • The Cowboy State
  • The Bend State
  • The BBQ State

3. What is Texas’s state flower?

  • Texas Indian Paintbrush
  • Texas Spiderlily
  • Bluebonnet
  • Mexican Hat

4. What is Texas’s state animal?

  • American quarter horse
  • Texas rat snake
  • Coyote
  • The longhorn

5. Texas is the largest US producer of…

  • Energy
  • Corn
  • Dairy
  • Graduates

Texas Geography Questions 

1. Which state is next to Texas on its West?

  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico

You may also like our Oklahoma Quiz!

2. What is the least populated city in Texas? 

  • Columbus
  • Crane
  • Clyde
  • Cisco

3. Which location is closest to the Mexico border?

  • San Antonio
  • Corpus Christi
  • Marfa
  • Big Bend

4. How many national parks does Texas have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

5. Which of the following rivers does not run through Texas?

  • Rio Grande
  • Guadalupe
  • Frio
  • San Juan

Texas History Questions

1. Texas joined the US Union in 1845 but what position was it?

  • 25th
  • 26th
  • 27th
  • 28th

2. Austin is the current capital city but which of the following has not been a capital of the Republic of Texas?

  • Harrisburg
  • Fort Worth
  • Columbia
  • Houston

3. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans but what year did it take place?

  • June 19th 1863
  • June 19th 1864
  • June 19th 1865
  • June 19th 1866

4. On the 22nd November 1963, the 35th president of the US, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. Where did it happen?

  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • San Antonio
  • El Paso

5. What law was passed in Texas in 2015?

  • Marijuana legalized
  • Same sex marriage
  • Ban on camping in public places
  • Smoking in public places ban

Texas Culture Questions

1. What is a Frito Pie? 

  • Chips and chilli in a chip bag
  • Brisket, sausage and ribs on grease paper
  • Potato, egg, cheese, onion in a flour tortilla
  • Sausage and cheese in a semi-sweet donut

2. Where did the term’ Don’t Mess With Texas’ originate from?

  • Trash pick up campaign led by Texas Department of Transportation
  • Gun control lobbyists strong message to government
  • George W. Bush’s Republican National Convention speech
  • Debut studio album by American rapper Lil’ Keke from Houston

3. What is Mesquite known for?

  • Capital of BBQ
  • Capital of rodeo
  • Capital of shopping
  • Capital of boob jobs

4. Who has not been Governor of Texas?

  • Greg Abbott 
  • Rick Perry
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Miriam A. “Ma” Ferguson

5. “When I die I may not go to heaven, I don’t know if they let cowboys in. If they don’t just let me go to Texas, boys, ’cause Texas is as close as I’ve been” are lyrics from which song?

  • Too Far From Texas by Stevie Nicks
  • Planet Texas by Kenny Rogers
  • Beautiful Texas by Willie Nelson
  • Texas (When I Die) by Tanya Tucker

Try our challenging music quizzes which features decades such as 60s and 70s!

Texas Landmark Questions 

1. Where is the only fake Prada shop in the world?

  • Austin
  • Marfa
  • Fredericksburg
  • Terrell Hills

2. Which of the following is the tallest building?

  • JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston
  • Wells Fargo Plaza Houston
  • The Independent Austin
  • Bank of America Dallas

Bonus points if you can order them by height starting with the tallest.

3. The Palo Duro Canyon has a long history as home to many native tribes such as the Apache, Comanche and Kiowa but how deep is it?

  • 980 ft
  • 880 ft 
  • 780 ft 
  • 680 ft

4. Where is Pleasure Pier located?

  • Galveston Island
  • Crystal Beach
  • Rockport Beach
  • South Padre

5. What kind of bridge is Texas’s Rainbow Bridge?

  • Arch Bridge
  • Truss Bridge
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Cable-Stayed Bridge

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Texas General Knowledge Questions Answers

1. What is the two letter state code for Texas?

  • TE
  • TA
  • TX
  • TS

2. What is Texas’s nickname?

  • The Lone Star State
  • The Cowboy State
  • The Bend State
  • The BBQ State

3. What is Texas’s state flower?

  • Texas Indian Paintbrush
  • Texas Spiderlily
  • Bluebonnet
  • Mexican Hat

Texas Trivia: The beautiful Texas Bluebonnet aka Lupinus texensis is the state flower but you will also find the other three growing in the state.

Bluebonnets start to appear around early March to mid-April or sometimes a little later depending on spring temperatures.

4. What is Texas’s state animal?

  • American quarter horse
  • Texas rat snake
  • Coyote
  • The longhorn

Texas Trivia: The Texas longhorn is a mixed breed of Spanish retinto and English cattle.

Other states found the longhorn’s traits of long legs, hard hoofs, resistance to disease, fertility and ease of calving attractive resulting in the longhorn being traded out of Texas and across the US.

By the 1920s, the longhorn was nearly extinct until a small group of men created a refuge park to save them.

The Texas Longhorns are an American football team.

5. Texas is the largest US producer of…

  • Energy
  • Corn
  • Dairy
  • Graduates

Texas Geography Quiz Answers 

1. Which state is next to Texas on its West?

  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico

You may also like our Oklahoma Quiz!

2. What is the least populated city in Texas? 

  • Columbus
  • Crane
  • Clyde
  • Cisco

Texas Trivia: The biggest city by population in Texas is Houston at around 2.31 million!

In comparison, Columbus’s population is approximately 3,800.

3. Which location is closest to the Mexico border?

  • San Antonio
  • Corpus Christi
  • Marfa
  • Big Bend

Texas Trivia: You can take a two minute row boat ride from Big Bend to Boquillas in Mexico.

You need your passport so remember to pack it if you plan to cross the border!

Most visitors enjoy lunch in Boquillas then head back to Texas.

4. How many national parks does Texas have?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Texas Trivia: Texas has two national parks, Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains.

It also has a number of National Park Service units such as Big Thicket national reserve and Waco Mammoth national monument.

5. Which of the following rivers does not run through Texas?

  • Rio Grande
  • Guadalupe
  • Frio
  • San Juan

Texas History Quiz Answers

1. Texas joined the US Union in 1845 but what position was it?

  • 25th
  • 26th
  • 27th
  • 28th

Texas Trivia: Texas had previously requested to join the Union but it was knocked back.

The Mexican-American War started in 1846, the following year after Texas joined in the union.

Texas leaves the Union to join the Confederate States of America in 1861 and is readmitted in 1870 after the American Civil War.

2. Austin is the current capital city but which of the following has not been a capital of the Republic of Texas?

  • Harrisburg
  • Fort Worth
  • Columbia
  • Houston

3. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans but what year did it take place?

  • June 19th 1863
  • June 19th 1864
  • June 19th 1865
  • June 19th 1866

Texas Trivia: Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to announce that the Civil War was over and that slavery in the US was abolished on 19th June 1865.

This was two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on 1st January 1863.

Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day and is the oldest African-American holiday.

In 1980, Texas made it a state holiday and in 2021 it became a federal holiday.

4. On the 22 November 1963, the 35th president of the US, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. Where did it happen?

  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • San Antonio
  • El Paso

5. What law was passed in Texas in 2015?

  • Marijuana legalized
  • Same sex marriage
  • Ban on camping in public places
  • Smoking in public places ban

Texas Culture Quiz Answers

1. What is a Frito Pie? 

  • Chips and chilli in a chip bag
  • Brisket, sausage and ribs on grease paper
  • Potato, egg, cheese, onion in a flour tortilla
  • Sausage and cheese in a semi-sweet donut

Texas Trivia: Frito Pie is chips and chill served in a packet of Frito chips!

Brisket, sausage and ribs on grease paper can be enjoyed at a Texan BBQ joint.

Potato, egg, cheese and onion in a flour tortilla is a typical Tex-Mex breakfast.

Sausage and cheese in a semi-sweet donut called a Kolaches which is Czech.

2. Where did the term Don’t Mess With Texas originate from?

  • Trash pick up campaign led by Texas Department of Transportation
  • Gun control lobbyists strong message to government
  • George W. Bush’s Republican National Convention speech
  • Debut studio album by American rapper Lil’ Keke from Houston

Texas Trivia: Bush did say it in 2000 and it is the name of Lil’ Keke’s album but this popular slogan was first introduced as an anti-litter campaign!

3. What is Mesquite known for?

  • Capital of BBQ
  • Capital of rodeo
  • Capital of shopping
  • Capital of boob jobs

Texas Trivia: Mesquite is the rodeo capital and home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.

Lockhart is the BBQ capital and where you will find Black’s and Kreuz Market.

Dallas has more shops per capita.

It has been flaunted that Houston is the capital of boob jobs but not as an official title. What do you think? Tell us in the comments!

4. Who has not been Governor of Texas?

  • Greg Abbott 
  • Rick Perry
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Miriam A. “Ma” Ferguson

Texas Trivia: Ferguson was the first female Governor of Texas and one of the first two women to be governor of any US state.

It was rumored in 2021 that actor McConaughey was considering running but decided against it.

5. “When I die I may not go to heaven, I don’t know if they let cowboys in. If they don’t just let me go to Texas, boys, ’cause Texas is as close as I’ve been” are lyrics from which song?

  • Too Far From Texas by Stevie Nicks
  • Planet Texas by Kenny Rogers
  • Beautiful Texas by Willie Nelson
  • Texas (When I Die) by Tanya Tucker

Are you a music fan?

Try our challenging music quizzes which features decades such as 60s and 70s!

Texas Landmark Quiz Answers 

1. Where is the only fake Prada shop in the world?

  • Austin
  • Marfa
  • Fredericksburg
  • Terrell Hills

Texas Trivia: Prada Marfa is an art installation located off Route 90 near Marfa.

It has enjoyed lots of attention from Gossip Girl, The Simpsons and Beyonce.

2. Which of the following is the tallest building?

  • JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston (1,002 ft)
  • Wells Fargo Plaza Houston (992 ft)
  • The Independent Austin (690 ft)
  • Bank of America Dallas (921 ft)

Bonus points if you can order them by height starting with the tallest.

3. The Palo Duro Canyon has a long history as home to many native tribes such as the Apache, Comanche and Kiowa but how deep is it?

  • 980 ft
  • 880 ft 
  • 780 ft 
  • 680 ft

Texas Trivia: The Palo Duro is known as The Grand Canyon of the West!

4. Where is Pleasure Pier located?

  • Galveston Island
  • Crystal Beach
  • Rockport Beach
  • South Padre

5. What kind of bridge is Texas’s Rainbow Bridge?

  • Arch Bridge
  • Truss Bridge
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Cable-Stayed Bridge

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