51 Texas Trivia Questions and Answers 

The state known for buckles and boots, horses, music, great food, and greater beer – but what else is Texas known for, and how much do you know about it? Let’s find out as we play our super-fun Texas trivia! 

You don’t have to be a Texan to do well with this trivia, but it’ll certainly help you with some of the more specialized questions. 

Our Texas trivia will look at the history of the state, the things that make it unique, some famous Texans, and some general trivia that every American should know! 

We have 5 fun-filled rounds to play, so what are you waiting for? Let’s go! 

Yeehaw! 

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General Texas Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Round 1 of our Texas trivia is our biggest round, with a mishmash of random questions designed to really get you in the zone! 

If you’re a true Texan, then this part of the trivia should be a breeze, but even if you’ve never been to the lone star state, we’re confident you’ll still do pretty well here. 

Below are 25 questions, all relating to Texas in some way. 

Good luck! 

1: What is the state capital?
Austin. 
2: As of 2022, what is Texas's estimated population?
30 million.
3: What is the most populous city in Texas?
Houston.
4: What percentage of Texas is desert?
Under 10%
5: How many different species of reptiles and amphibians live here?
213.
6: What are there more of in Texas than in any other state?
Farms.
7: What is the state motto?
Friendship.
8: Texas has the largest state fair in the US. How many people attend this annual event?
3.5 million.
9: Which popular soda was invented in Wako, Texas?
Dr. Pepper.
10: How many European countries are larger than Texas?
0.
11: What is the state bird?
Mockingbird.
12: Texas is the second-largest state in the US. What is the first?
Alaska.
13: On average, how many tornadoes hit Texas each year?
139.
14: Texas is known as The Live Music Capital of The World. How many venues host free live music events on any given night in the state capital?
Over 100.
15: What type of cooking are Texans known for?
BBQ.
16: What sport do the Dallas Cowboys play?
Football.
17: King Ranch is the largest ranch in Texas. How many acres is it in total?
825,000.
18: What is the state dish of Texas?
Chili.
19: Texas has the highest speed limit in the country - what is it?
85 mph.
20: Tex-Mex food combines Texan cuisine with the cuisine from what other country?
Mexico.
21: How many presidents have been born in this state?
2.
22: What is the official abbreviation of Texas?
Tx.
23: What percentage of all US executions have happened in Texas?
40%
24: What opened in Texas for the first time in 1853?
The first railroad to operate in Texas.
25: Which classic American food was invented here?
Hamburger.

History of Texas Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Did you know that people have been living in Texas since 14000 BCE?

The story of Texas is certainly a long one and one we can’t hope to cover in one round of our Texas trivia – but we’ll try to include some of the most monumental moments! 

Find out who the first settlers were, when Texas became independent, and what the largest natural disaster in US history was. 

Or, showcase the knowledge you already have about the Texas history timeline

Let’s go! 

1: What nationality were the first European settlers in Texas?
Spanish.
2: The deadliest natural disaster in US history occurred in Texas on September 8, 1900. What was this?
The Great Galveston Hurricane.
3: Before WWII, 4 significant industries shaped the Texan economy. For 4 points, can you name them all?
Oil, timber, cotton, cattle and bison.
4: In what year did Texas declare independence?
1836. And it remained an independent country until 1845.
5: The first census in Austin was in 1825 and showed a population of 1,800. How many of these people were cited as enslaved people?
443.
6: As of February 2, 2021, how many confirmed cases of Covid-19 had there been in Texas?
Over 2.4 million.
7: What was adopted in Texas in 1839?
The Lone Star Flag.
8: In the 1827 Constitution of the State of Coahuila and Texas, what were children born to enslaved people cited to be?
Free at birth.

Facts About Texas Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Facts, facts, and more facts

What sets Texas apart from other states? How does it stand out from anywhere else in the world? What makes Texas truly unique?

In this round of our Texas trivia, we’ll uncover some amazing facts, stats, and data that we’re pretty confident even the most patriotic Texan won’t know! 

There are a couple of questions that’ll require a little guesswork, so best of luck y’all!

Here we go! 

1: What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Texas? 
120°F (48.8°C).
2: What is it illegal to do to another person's cow here?
Milk it. Fines of $10 are the standard penalty.
3: How many rose bushes can be found in Tyler Rose Garden (the largest rose garden in the US)?
38,000.
4: What is the third most spoken language in Texas?
Vietnamese.
5: As well as oil, what other product does Texas produce more of than any other state?
Wool.
6: What is Bracken Cave home to?
The country's largest bat colony.
7: How much does the tourism industry generate in revenue every year?
Over $50 billion.
8: How many registered machine guns are in the state?
28,690 (Almost as big as the entire Zimbabwean military).
9: How many jobs here are within the oil industry?
1.8 million.

Famous Texans Trivia Questions and Answers 

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You may already be aware of the more outsize personalities like rock stars Buddy Holly and Janis Joplin and famous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, but there are plenty of other famous faces who were born in Texas. 

Texas is home to many celebrities, from the inspiring and empowering to the super-talented and hugely influential

This round of our Texas trivia will reveal some of the best Texan musicians, politicians, actors, and athletes.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most notable native Texans, and some celebrities with lesser-known Texan roots

1: This singer was born in Abbott in 1933 and became one of the most recognized artists in country music and one of the prominent figures of outlaw country.
Willie Nelson.
2: Born Michael Lee Aday in Dallas in 1947, this singer would do anything for love. 
Meatloaf.
3: The fastest-selling hip-hop album of all time came from Dallas-born Robert Matthew Van Winkle. What is the artist better known as?
Vanilla Ice.
4: This Houston-born actor and dancer wouldn't let anyone put baby in the corner.
Patrick Swayze.
5: This man assassinated President Kennedy in 1963.
Lee Harvey Oswald.
6: Name the Academy Award-winning actor known for roles in movies such as Dallas Buyers Club, Magic Mike, and Free State of Jones.
Matthew McConaughey.
7: Born in Houston, this singer is one of the world's best-selling recording artists, having sold 120 million records worldwide.
Beyonce.
8: Likely the most successful cyclist of this era, this Texan-born athlete won the Tour de France seven times.
Lance Armstrong.
9: This native of Johnson City became the 36th president of the United States.
Lyndon B. Johnson.

More Texas Trivia Fun – Video 

That’s it y’all; our Texas trivia has come to an end. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Here are some more trivia challenges you may enjoy:

Thanks for playing our Texas trivia; we hope you enjoyed it. And we hope to see you again soon for more trivia fun! 

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