O'Reilly's History Quiz
This Week in History: The State of Texas
1. Texas voted twice in favor of annexation by the United States, first in 1836 and again in what year?
   1870
   1865
   1840
   1845
   1838
2. Who was the first president of the Republic of Texas?
   Sam Houston
   Jason Garrett
   Stephen Austin
   Winfield Scott
   Sam Rayburn
3. What issue prevented Texas from becoming annexed in 1836?
   Women's Rights
   Slavery
   Farming
   Oil
   Cattle
4. The annexation of Texas was the primary cause of which war?
   War of Independence
   Mexican-Spanish War
   Mexican-Texas War
   Texas War
   Mexican-American War
5. Texas entered the Union as which state?
   47th
   3rd
   28th
   12th
   35th
6. How many men born in Texas have been president of the United States?
   Three
   Five
   Two
   Four
   One
7. Who was the first American to receive a land grant from the government of Mexico to settle in Texas?
   Stephen Kearny
   James Polk
   Zachary Tayler
   Stephen Austin
   Sam Houston
8. Texas was the first home of which group of iconic Americans?
   Farmers
   Cowboys
   Lassomen
   Ropers
   Pioneers
9. Texas is the largest state in area, with the exception of which state?
   California
   Florida
   Wyoming
   Montana
   Alaska
10. Texas long had its own independent force of lawmen called what?
   Minutemen
   Oilers
   Rangers
   Lone Stars
   Lawmen



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