The Ultimate Dallas Quiz

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The Ultimate Dallas Quiz
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Everything is big in Texas and Dallas is no exception. You can spend a few weeks in the greater Dallas metropolitan area and still not see all the attractions. Dallas is a fast moving city with an undercurrent of Old West appeal. Take our quiz to learn more about this exciting city.
What is the new tourism slogan for Dallas?
Everything is Bigger in Dallas
Be Free in the Big D
Live Large. Think Big.
Dallas works hard to live up to its new tourism slogan: Live Large. Think Big. The Big D holds a special place in the heart of most Texans.

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How many square miles of land is encompassed by the greater Dallas metro area?
5,000 square miles
7,000 square miles
9,000 square miles
The greater Dallas metro area covers 12 counties and spans nearly 9,000 square miles (23,3120 square kilometers). Dallas is famous both for its oil business and for a booming convention business.

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Dallas is considered the home to the United States' largest:
urban arts district
Dallas is home to the country's largest urban arts district and recently the city finished a downtown renaissance with about $1 billion in improvements. The changes highlighted the fine dining, cultural opportunities, and excellent shopping for which the city has become known.
country and Western music district
cattle farming districts

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What Dallas neighboring city is known as the Place Where the West Begins?
Arlington
Fort Worth
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area is composed of Dallas to the east and Fort Worth, the Place Where the West Begins, to the west. Mixed in between is an array of smaller communities including Irving, Grapevine, Grand Prairie and Plano
Grand Prairie

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The Dallas metropolitan area has many rivers and lakes, what is the name of the biggest lake located in Dallas?
Joe Pool Lake
White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is a 1,015-acre (405-hectare) lake featuring 9.3 miles (14.5 km) of hiking and bike trails around its perimeter. White Rock Lake features picnic spots, boat rentals, playgrounds, athletic fields and the Dallas Arboretum.
Lewisville Lake

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What city in the Dallas metropolitan area has the slogan Fun Central, based on hosting many theme parks?
Arlington
Located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is home of the American League's Texas Rangers baseball team and the region's theme parks. Arlington proudly brags about its Fun Central slogan.
Fort Worth
Plano

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What makes Dallas famous as one of the worlds most excellent shopping areas?
The Dallas Market Center
The Original Neiman-Marcus department store
both of the above
One of the Dallas shopping landmarks is the Dallas Market Center, home of the world's largest wholesale merchandise market. The other is the original Neiman-Marcus department store, which is a symbol of the wealth found in Texas.

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What is the current estimated population of the city of Dallas?
1.6 million
1.3 million
There are some 1.3 million people in Dallas, another 728,000 in Fort Worth and 380,000 in Arlington. These cities are considered safe for tourists, but one should stay in well-lit areas and avoid South Dallas, especially at night.
1.0 million

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What should you be aware of weather-wise when you travel to Dallas?
There is a good chance of severe weather in late spring including tornadoes so watch the weather and be prepared.
There is a good chance of severe weather in late spring, including tornadoes, so watch the weather and be prepared. Tornadoes most often occur in May or June.
There are often sudden freak snowstorms in the winter so be prepared and keep your gas tank full.
Both of the above are true of Dallas weather trends.

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In which city is the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport located?
Dallas
Fort Worth
Grapevine
The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is located in the community of Grapevine, west of Dallas and north of Fort Worth. The airport covers 18,076 acres and is the second largest airport in the United States after Denver International Airport.

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What is the name of the Dallas Area Rapid Transport (DART) light rail service from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to locations in Dallas and Fort Worth?
Chisholm Trail Express
Trinity Railway Express
DART operates the Trinity Railway Express light rail service, linking the airport with locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, Garland, and Plano, but only on Monday through Saturday.
John F Kennedy Express

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What is the minimum number of occupants in a car before it can use the new high occupancy lanes on Dallas highways?
two
New High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Dallas interstates help you get through traffic faster. Lanes are clearly marked, but there must be at least two people in the car to avoid a traffic citation.
three
four

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What is a rule of thumb when you are approaching tollbooths on Dallas highways or beltways?
Stay in the right lane unless you have the special electronic pass.
Have the correct change ready and avoid asking directions.
When you approach a tollbooth, have the correct change ready and do not try to ask directions from a tollbooth attendant. If you do you will slow down traffic flow and irritate other drivers.
Never attempt a lane change after you pass over the first checked warning line about a half mile from the tolls.

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What is a fun option to travel between attractions in downtown Dallas?
Classic Horse Drawn Coaches
Dallas Rickshaw Service
McKinney Avenue Trolley
The state's only historic streetcar system is the McKinney Avenue Trolley, which is fun and free. It runs to Dallas's entertainment districts, the downtown Arts District, Uptown, and the West Village dining and shopping area every 15 minutes during peak weekday times and every half-hour at other times.

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What Dallas area city is host to a famous championship rodeo that takes place every Friday and Saturday night?
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Mesquite Championship Rodeo
both of the above
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo and the Mesquite Championship Rodeo are both famous rodeos that take place every Friday and Saturday night. The Stockyards Rodeo is indoors so it runs year round and the Mesquite Rodeo runs from April through September.

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What is the name of the place where some of the scenes from the popular TV show Dallas were filmed?
Marshal Creek Ranch
Southfork Ranch
TV viewers know Dallas from a long-running TV show of the same name. Some of the scenes were filmed at Southfork Ranch located in nearby Parker. The ranch still welcomes visitors for daily tours.
Canyon Lake Ranch

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What is the new name of the building in Dallas where a gunman fired the fatal shot at President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963?
Dealey Plaza
A far darker side of Dallas history is recalled downtown at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. This museum is housed in the former Texas Schoolbook Depository building, from where assassin Lee Harvey Oswald fired.
County Records Building
Dal-Tex Building

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What is the name of a famous and historic 20-block area in Fort Worth featuring red brick streets, shopping, dining and art?
Chisholm Trail Entertainment District
Stockyards Entertainment District
Sundance Square Entertainment District
In downtown Fort Worth, the historic Sundance Square Entertainment District is a 20-block area named for the famous Western bandit Sundance Kid, who spent time in the area along with partner Butch Cassidy. Beautiful landscaping, redbrick streets, and turn-of-the-century buildings make this district a delight for tourists that also find multiple shopping, dining and art attractions.

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What must-see attraction can you find just two miles north of downtown Fort Worth?
the Fort Worth Zoo
the Fort Worth Stockyards
The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District was once the second largest stockyard in the country, with cattle pens that extended for nearly a mile. Today the area is a favorite tourist stop with Western shopping, a twice-daily cattle drive, rodeos, and dining.
the Fort Worth Water Gardens

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What is the name of the saloon in Fort Worth whose claim to fame is being the Worlds Largest Honky-tonk?
Billy Bobs Texas
A favorite in the Fort Worth area is Billy Bob's Texas. It claims to be the World's Largest Honky-tonk and features bull-riding exhibitions, live country music and dancing.
Porky’s
Stockyards Inn

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