Can We Guess What Texas Town You Grew Up In?

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Elisabeth Henderson

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Small-town Texas is where the heartbeat of Texas really thrives. The smaller city life has that authentic, unique culture that hasn’t been bought out by the fast-paced growth of the big city. Small towns retain the original Texas spirit, and if you grew up in one, you keep that spirit with you wherever you go. 

While small towns in Texas may have the authentic Texas spirit in common, each town is marked by distinct differences that leave their imprint on the people raised there. If you were raised in Alpine, for instance, you likely grew up watching rodeos and cowboy poetry, immersed in a present cowboy reality that most of America thinks of as the past. 

Texas has a diverse landscape, ranging from the open plains to the rugged desert mountains to the rolling hill country. How did the landscape you grew up with shape the person you became? What difference does it make if you grew up in the one place in Texas dominated by pine trees, or if you were surrounded by flat plains and oil derricks as far as the eye can see? Did you go to Austin on the weekend and stay hip to the current trends? Or was the big city as far from your mind as the miles that separated you from the skyscrapers? 

Tell us some stories about your childhood and youth, and we’ll try to place you in one of these iconic Texas towns! 

How often did you contemplate going to the big city?

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Which association did you have with the word “cowboy” when you were growing up?

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In the summertime, what was the climate like at night?

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Where did the cool kids hang out in high school?

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When you remember your childhood home, what aspect of the landscape comes to mind?

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In your elementary school days, what kind of museum did you frequent for field trips?

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Which of the following would people associate with your town who weren’t from there?

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What kind of education after high-school was the best local option?

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Which of the following flora would most people from your town know by name?

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When your parents were cruising down the highway, how would they interact with passing cars?

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How do you remember the streets of downtown?

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What highway was the main thoroughfare through your city?

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How might outsiders describe your town?

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Which of these aromas would bring back memories of home?

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When you go home to visit, or just take a look around, how do you notice your town changing lately?

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For what reason would you find yourself at a rodeo as a child?

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When you were a kid, which of these professions did you ever want to be when you grew up?

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Which of these was a common reason to go the big city?

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Which famous person is your town known for?

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In your preteen years, how did you and your friends stir up trouble?

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What do people generally do when they graduate from high school in your town?

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What kind of activity would it be normal to do at a park nearby?

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Which sport was the big deal when you were a kid?

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What would have won you points for a romantic date in high school?

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What is one thing that people in high school complained about?

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If a bunch of kids were eating at a local restaurant, what beverage would they order?

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What would your friends do on Sunday morning?

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When you think of home town cookin’, which foods make your mouth water?

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What mode of transportation would it not be weird to use when you were growing up in your hometown?

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What stereotype do you get pegged with when people find out where you’re from?

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