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Learning About the U.S. State of Texas

 

The state of Texas is officially The Republic of Texas. It got its independence from Mexico in 1836, the same year as the famous siege of the Alamo in which pioneers Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett were slain. We have the saying, “Don’t forget the Alamo”. The Battle of Alamo has been the subject of movies. Texas was the 28th state to join the Union. It was given a Spanish name, which comes from an Indian word that means “friends” or “allies”. Texas is the second-largest state in the U.S. right after Alaska. It is a major producer of oil. Texas has five major rivers – Rio Grande, Colorado River, San Antonio, Guadalupe, and Devils Rivers, The popular TV series “Dallas” drew attention to the state of Texas.

  • Did Texas get its independence from Mexico in 1836?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Does the name Texas mean friends or allies?.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is Texas the largest state in the U.S.?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is Texas’ nickname?

    • The Cattle State
    • The Lone Star State
    • The Oil State
  • What is it a major producer of?

    • Lumber
    • Paper products
    • Oil
  • Does Texas have 5 major rivers?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Which popular TV series drew attention to Texas?

    • The Waltons
    • Dallas
    • Little House on the Prairie
  • What is the capital of Texas?

    • Houston
    • Dallas
    • Austin
  • What is the state song?

    • Texas Our Texas
    • Yellow Rose of Texas
    • Texas Waltz
  • What is the state flower?

    • Violet
    • Blue bonnet
    • Blue peony
  • What is the state bird?

    • Wood thrush
    • Carrier pigeon
    • Mockingbird
  • What is the state tree?

    • Willow
    • Pecan tree
    • Hemlock
  • What is the state animal?

    • Beaver
    • Otter
    • armadillo
  • What is the state fish?

    • Swordfish
    • Guadalupe bass
    • River trout

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