Quiz: Are you Texan to the core?
Are you Texan to the core?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Do you know the name of the mascot that watched guard over the Texas State Fair for decades, or how many championships the Cowboys have won? Are you a chili cookin' queen or a BBQ master? Remember who earned the nickname "The Father of Texas," or what happened to make the Alamo such a legend? If you think you know the answers to all of these questions, you might have what it takes to ace this quiz on all things Texas!

The Lone Star State is no shrinking violet, stretching 270,000 square miles across the south-central United States. It's the second-largest state in the U.S. by both population and land area and has one of the richest histories and cultures of any state.

Though native people called Texas home for thousands of years, the first Europeans to set foot on the land came from Spain in the early 1500s. The U.S. and Mexico fought for control of the land in the 1840s, resulting in Texas becoming the 28th state in 1845. The Compromise of 1850 gave it its current borders and ended Mexico's claim on the land for good. 

Today, the state's shared borders with Mexico, New Mexico, Louisiana and other southern states give it a rich and diverse feeling all its own. It's the land of cowboy boots and pickups, Friday night football and massive cattle ranches. Yet the state is also home to major cities like Houston, Austin and Dallas -- lending a metropolitan flair to this laid-back southern state.

Think you've got the makings of a true Texan? Take our quiz to find out!

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Which is the correct spelling of the contraction for "you all"?
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What kind of meat is primarily used in Texas barbecue?
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If you're "fixing to," do something, what are you about to do?
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What's being asked of you if someone says, "Jeet yet?"
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What is the capital of Texas?
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Who won at the Battle of the Alamo?
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What does it mean to be "knee-high to a grasshopper"?
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What color are the table tents used to mark your meal order at Whataburger?
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How many Super Bowl wins do the Dallas Cowboys have?
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What's the secret ingredient in Southern-style sweet tea?
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How long was there an independent country known as the Republic of Texas?
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Throughout its history, which flag hasn't flown over Texas?
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Which U.S. president was not born in Texas?
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"Don't mess with Texas," caught on as a slogan for Texas pride. But what was it originally used for?
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"Texas caviar" isn't salt-cured fish-eggs. What is it?
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What are Friday nights are for?
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What dish would you bring to your neighbor's house if her mother passed away?
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In what Texas town did the motto, "Come and Take It," originate, during the Texas revolution?
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One major city in Texas uses Mountain Standard Time. Which city is it?
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What is the Texas state flower?
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What are kolaches?
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What cut of beef is most common for making chicken-fried steak?
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What is not one of the primary ingredients of a Texas-style breakfast taco?
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How fast can you legally drive on Texas 130?
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Which is another name for Frito Pie?
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