What Should Your Texas Name Be?

By: Elisabeth Henderson
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
1 wide, open spaces Texas is known for its wide-open spaces. What is the best use of the open range?
Camping
Drilling for oil
Viewing natural beauty
Growing vegetables

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2 music What style of music most resonates with Texas?
Indie rock
Texas country
Marty Robbins
Tejano

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3 work uniform What is your Texan work uniform?
Skinny jeans and a nice shirt
Cowboy boots, jeans, pearl snap shirt
Business casual
My finest dress clothes

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4 bright future How can Texas ensure a bright future?
We must embrace our differences and learn to compromise.
We must stay true to our tradition.
We must protect our natural spaces.
We must come to understand our complex cultural history.

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5 classic Texas transportation What is the classic Texas transportation?
It should be light rail.
Horseback
Walking the trails
Cars

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6 Sunday dinner On a typical Sunday evening, what would your family eat for dinner?
Pad Thai noodles
Brisket
Texas chili
Tamales

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7 rattlesnake What kind of interaction have you had with a rattlesnake?
I once was terrified by one while hiking.
I’ve killed more than I can count.
I always hope to see one when I’m out in the desert.
My grandmother tells lots of stories about them.

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8 the Alamo The Alamo is one of Texas’s most important historical landmarks. What does the Alamo mean to you?
It’s a complex and contested historical narrative.
It’s a symbol of Texan resilience and strength.
It’s a story I’m proud of, but I know that it means different things to different people.
It’s a symbol connected with the conquest of Mexican land.

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9 Austin Which city foreshadows the future of Texas?
Dallas
Odessa
Houston
El Paso

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10 national language What is the national language of Texas?
I love how many languages you can hear in Texas.
American
English
Spanish

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11 Trucks What place do big trucks have in Texas?
We should have fewer bigs trucks on the roads to burn fewer fossil fuels.
Trucks and Texas go together like a hand in a glove.
We need some big trucks on the roads to do work on ranches, but if people don’t need them for work, they shouldn’t buy them..
You don’t need trucks to do hard work.

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12 Live oak If you were going to plant a Texas native tree, what would it be?
Texas persimmon
Live oak
Redbud
Mexican buckeye

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13 Ice cream truck What treat was your go-to when the ice-cream truck drove by?
Creamsicle
Fudgesicle
Rocket pop
Tamarindo candy

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14 Balmorhea pool Balmorhea pool is a sacred and historic spring in the foothills of the Davis mountains that sits on a treasure trove of oil. How should Texas use this resource?
We should preserve the pool as a sacred site.
We should carefully remove the oil.
We should ban any oil production from the surrounding area to ensure the site remains pure.
Maybe we can find a compromise so we can benefit from the oil but also keep it as a family recreation site.

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15 coyote What does the word coyote mean to you?
It’s an emblem of the wild, often on desert-themed graphics.
They’re a pest that can prey on agriculture.
They’re a beautiful, wild creature to be protected.
It can either be an animal or a trafficker of persons trying to cross the border.

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16 Texas art What comes to mind when you think of Texas art?
Donald Judd’s installations at Marfa
Big landscapes and cowboy scenes
Bluebonnet paintings
The Chicano art movement

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17 Festival Which Texas festival are you most likely to frequent?
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Rattlesnake Roundup
Strawberry Festival
Latino Heritage Festival

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18 Texas anthem Which Texas anthem would you teach your children?
"On the Road Again"
"Luckenbach, Texas"
"El Paso"
"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"

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19 Jeans What is the most important use of a pair of jeans?
You can wear them forever without washing them.
They protect your legs while riding a horse or working the fields.
They are comfortable and flexible for work and play.
They are perfect for a night of dancing.

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20 Cowboy boots How many pairs of cowboy boots do you own?
None
Five
One
Two

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21 Different language at home More than a third of Texans speak a language other than English at home. What languages do you speak?
English and a little Spanish
Only English
English and a little German
Both Spanish and English

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22 Texan child What is one of the most important things children should learn about being Texan?
Texas is full of different perspectives.
Texas is the greatest state.
We have to protect Texas’s natural beauty.
We have to remember our cultural heritage and learn from our ancestors.

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23 What makes Texas unique What makes Texas unique among the other states?
It has a vibrant, eclectic music scene.
It has held on to its fiercely independent spirit.
It has huge and varied expanses of natural beauty.
It has a beautiful blend of Mexican and American culture.

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24 Texan job What is the most Texan job?
Working at Whole Foods
Working the oil fields
Working as a state park ranger
Working in agriculture

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25 Texas shaped food Which food item are you most likely to consume in a Texas shape?
Biscuit
Country-fried steak
Burger
Tortilla

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26 Flags Which flag is the important flag you raise?
Rainbow flag
Texas flag
American flag
Mexican flag

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27 taco filling What is the best taco filling?
Al pastor
Brisket
Chicken mole
Shrimp diablo

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28 most Texan part Which part of Texas seems the most Texan to you?
West Texas
The Panhandle
The Hill Country
The South Texas Plains

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29 queso What type of cheese belongs in queso?
Monterey Jack
Velveeta
Mexican blend
Queso blanco

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