Could You Live in Texas?

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By: Elisabeth Henderson

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

While Texas is bigger than any country in Europe, there may still not be enough room for you. Perhaps more than any other state, Texas has its own brand of behavior and welcome. If you don’t fit the brand, you may well feel uncomfortable in parts of Texas. Within the great state of Texas, it’s just an understanding that the Texan way is the best way. But, once you step your foot outside the border, you find that the rest of the world has different opinions. The cowboy swagger does not always generate respect.  

Is country music the music of the gods, or is it a backwater, old fashioned and sentimental? Which is the king of BBQ: pulled pork, ribs or brisket? Is the Bible the literal word of God? Is oil the lifeblood of the country? If you answer one of these questions wrongly in a Texas honky-tonk, you may well hear the music stop and all the stools swivel in your direction. 

Then again, Texas boasts a variety of culture, landscape and people groups, and, if you know where to look, you can always find pockets of likeminded folk. Texas is home not only to King Ranch — a working ranch that’s larger than Rhode Island — but also to Austin, home of all things progressive and "weird." If you lean to the weird, maybe there’s room for you after all. 

So, saddle up to these questions and we’ll reckon whether or not we can find a place where you’d be at home in the Lone Star State. 

How do you feel when you enter a gridlocked highway?

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If your friends want to go dancing, what are you going to wear?

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When you get a lunch break for work, what would you prefer to do to relax?

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If you saw a man walking down a busy street in a pink mini-skirt, what would you think?

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If you want to pick a new book to read, how will you go about selecting one?

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What was the last live music show that you experienced?

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What is the state bird of Texas?

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If you have a hankering for a nature outing, what do you have in mind?

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How would you describe your politics at a mixed dinner party?

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What should the weather be like in the winter, when all is right in the world?

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What does family dinner look like on a typical weeknight?

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How do you feel about the prospect of partial nudity at the local swimming pool?

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What separates Texas country from Nashville country?

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What does a night out on the town entail?

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What are your expectations for a nice restaurant?

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How can you tell authentic Mexican food?

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How do you feel when you see a spattering of oil derricks along the side of a highway?

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What is the defining factor of any self-respecting BBQ establishment?

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How do you prefer to interact with your neighbors?

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What is the primary purpose of horses?

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, what might you have in mind?

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What is your favorite brand of jeans?

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What is the hottest summer temperature you can endure and still be moderately happy?

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What are you able to say in Spanish?

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What is your comfort level with guns?

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In your opinion, how big a truck do you need if you don’t use the bed regularly?

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What does medium salsa mean to you?

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If you are driving down a long stretch of highway across the desert, how do you feel about the landscape?

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How far is too far to drive to see family?

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What happened at the Alamo?

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