Can We Guess Where in Texas You're From?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess Where in Texas You're From?
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About This Quiz

Texas became a state in 1845, joining the Union as its then-largest state, which it remained until the arrival of Alaska on the scene later. Texas is the third-biggest state by population, and despite its reputation as a solidly conservative red state, it contains multitudes. Its largest city, Houston, is a cultural center with great museums and also the headquarters of NASA operations. Houston is also where people in the oil industry conglomerate, to make their fortunes from the fabulously wealthy oilfields both onshore and off. However, Texas is also home to some of the best sun and wind out there, meaning that it's a leader in renewable energy too. 

Texas' capital is Austin, which prides itself on being a progressive center full of theater, new ideas, and of course, lots of really weird people. Austin is not the wealthiest city, ceding that crown to Houston, but it is the power center of the state and one of the most diverse and innovative cities in the US.

The state is also home to vast ranches that host some of the world's greatest cattle herds. You can drive for miles and only see a cow here and there, but that's just a sign of how big it all is! Dotted around this splendid fertile plain are Texas' small towns, like Rockport, Amarillo, Plano, and more. These are where salt-of-the-earth small town folk live and where you might go to hear some great country music or perhaps attend a rodeo or a cattle auction. All these different cultures and places make up the diversity that is Texas - so give us a clue or two, and we'll figure out which of them made you who you are!

How weird are you?
Extremely
A little
Some people think I am
Not at all

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How much do you love money?
Slightly more than I should
More than anything
I actively dislike money.
Probably a healthy amount

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How many people do you like to be around?
Quite a lot
All of the people
I prefer only animals.
A few

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How affordable do you need it?
Just about affordable, but not so much that I ever feel like I'm really getting ahead.
I want it super expensive.
Extremely, but with very few jobs
Very

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What industry do you work in?
The arts
Oil or space
Ranching
I'm an accountant.

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What view do you see from your house?
The river
My yard
Just the fields and the sky
A lovely little park, a couple houses, and a field

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How long a commute is too long?
More than 30 minutes
No distance is too long!
Any commute is too long.
More than 15 minutes

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How do you power your home?
Solar panel
Oil, duh
Windmill
I don't know.

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What sort of home do you live in?
A cute little loft conversion with roommates
A massive house that has almost no insulation in the walls
A wooden ranch house
Just a regular house; it's not special or weird or anything, but it's mine.

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What do you drive?
A Volt
A massive Cadillac
A pickup
A Suburban

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What sort of dog do you have?
A pug
A spaniel
A big goofy mutt
I have two Labradors.

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What sort of after-dinner entertainment do you want to go and see?
Stand-up comedy
Opera
Sunset
Rodeo

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How do you feel about NASA?
Cool, I guess.
I love them and the closer I get the happier I feel.
I'd rather focus on what's going on here.
Very inspiring

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Are you on a first-name basis with any cows?
No, that'd be so cool.
No, that would meddle with my eating.
Of course, many
No, but I can see them from my window.

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Do you know your neighbors?
One or two
No, I can barely even see them.
Of course! All three of them!
Yes, naturally

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Do you mind being outside where there is no AC?
I don't like it but I can handle.
Why would I do that?
I love it!
It's OK for me.

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Do you ever walk anywhere?
No, but I do cycle.
LOL no
Yes, but I also ride.
Yes, often

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How safe is your hood?
Dangerous as heck, I love it.
It's fine, it's gated.
As long as you avoid the predator species, it's fine.
It's very safe because if a stranger showed up, everyone would know and warn each other.

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For what purpose might you own a gun?
Guns are bad.
Home defense
Hunting
Freedom

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How do you feel about the ocean?
It's fun for the occasional trip.
It's the mother of us all and full of money!
I've never seen it.
It's OK, I guess.

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Do you like highways?
They're useful but annoying.
Yes, they are my home.
No
From a distance, I understand their utility.

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How ambitious are you?
Very, but in a kooky way.
Stupendously
I'm not.
Moderately

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Have you ever been to a rodeo?
Once, I'm not sure I liked it.
No, that sounds creepy.
Often, as a contestant
Yes, it's so fun.

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What do you like to drink?
Microbrewed beer
Cocktails
Regular beer
Unpretentious wine

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How many restaurants near your house is the bare minimum to survive?
About 1,500
Over 10,000
None
Three

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How accessible do you like the rest of the world to be?
Fairly
I need direct flights to all major cities.
I want to be able to pretend it doesn't exist.
I want it to be a hassle to get there, but possible.

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Have you ever left Texas?
Often, yes, including for several years for school
A few times a year
No
Once, it was great.

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How many of your friends are from out of state?
Most
Half
None
Two

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From your local school board all the way up to your federal representatives, how many are from the same political background?
It's about 50/50.
It's about 2:1 in one direction.
They are all from the same side.
Locally they're somewhat of a mix, but the further up you go the more similar they all are

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How green do you like it?
I like a park here and there.
Not at all
Entirely
Mostly

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