What Should Your Texas Name Be?

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Elisabeth Henderson

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The great state of Texas conjures images of cowboys in 10-gallon hats riding the wild desert foothills. While cowboy culture definitely still dominates parts of Texas, it also shares the sprawling landscape with other cultural influences. In any Texas town, you’re as likely to see handmade tortilla shops as handmade cowboy boots. And cowboy boots are sported not only by the hardworking outdoorsmen hoping to avoid rattlesnake bites. They also appear at the foot of skinny jeans worn by ironic hipsters frequenting the live music scene. 

The Wild West of Texas symbolizes different things to different types. For oil producers, the Permian Basin in West Texas represents a gold mine to be plumbed and extracted to its utmost value. Others view the wilderness as a sacred jewel to protect and enjoy with light footsteps that leave no trace. 

From the borderlands to the Panhandle, those who live here know that Texas is home to an ever-increasing number of Latinos, spicing up the food and music culture and maintaining a focus on family and connection amid the booming Texas economy. 

Texas’s time-honored cowboy culture isn’t going anywhere. Hunting, ranching, and horseback riding will keep riding into the sunset. But the state is changing, with the big cities growing new crops of progressive-minded hippies who also claim land and set down roots. 

Which style of Texan are you branded with? Answer these questions about your Texan preferences and we’ll tell you your Texas name! 

Texas is known for its wide-open spaces. What is the best use of the open range?

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What style of music most resonates with Texas?

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What is your Texan work uniform?

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How can Texas ensure a bright future?

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What is the classic Texas transportation?

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On a typical Sunday evening, what would your family eat for dinner?

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What kind of interaction have you had with a rattlesnake?

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The Alamo is one of Texas’s most important historical landmarks. What does the Alamo mean to you?

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Which city foreshadows the future of Texas?

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What is the national language of Texas?

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What place do big trucks have in Texas?

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If you were going to plant a Texas native tree, what would it be?

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What treat was your go-to when the ice-cream truck drove by?

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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?

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What does the word coyote mean to you?

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What comes to mind when you think of Texas art?

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Which Texas festival are you most likely to frequent?

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Which Texas anthem would you teach your children?

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What is the most important use of a pair of jeans?

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How many pairs of cowboy boots do you own?

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More than a third of Texans speak a language other than English at home. What languages do you speak?

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What is one of the most important things children should learn about being Texan?

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What makes Texas unique among the other states?

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What is the most Texan job?

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Which food item are you most likely to consume in a Texas shape?

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Which flag is the important flag you raise?

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What is the best taco filling?

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Which part of Texas seems the most Texan to you?

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What type of cheese belongs in queso?

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Who is your favorite Texan movie star?

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