Howdy! Think You Know Your Texas Culture?


If there were a full-fledged riot going on in the streets of Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or one of the other large cities we often forget but call Texas home, you could put a quick end to it quite quickly by turning on Deep in the Heart of Texas. No matter what type of violence and mayhem is taking place, both rioters and law enforcement will stop what they are doing when it comes time to clap three times as any real Texan does when the song is heard.

Texas is not just big but truly unique. From the state's near mythic origins, to its cosmopolitan cities that have an influence on art, movies, and sports further out to sprawling ranches and state parks that sprawl throughout the Lone Star State, the more time you spend in Texas the easier it is to understand why Texans love it so much. There's simply no place on Earth quite like it.

While you might feel obliged to say, "bless your heart" to these notions, we've written this quiz to test your knowledge of the largest state in the lower 48.

Texas does everything big, has an identity and a language all it's own. Its food, people, celebrities, and oddities should truly test you as you work through this quiz.

Did you know?

Texas doesn't have an identity crisis, but it has every reason to be a bit confused.

While barbecue is king in Texas it's origins alone send the head spinning. Central Texas barbecue's origins are rooted in German and Czech immigration, while barbecue from South Texas came from Mexican farmhands whose Barbacoa was traditionally made by wrapping a cow's head in wet leaves and placing it in a pit with hot coals and slow cooking it for hours. Head to East Texas, and you will find saucy, chopped barbecue whose roots were laid down by African-Americans who settled into the area following emancipation. West Texas barbecue is often referred to as "Cowboy Barbecue" owing to the cattle drives and setting that gave rise to this all-beef, open-flame cooking style.

All of these barbecue types are considered as Texan as the next - depending on which region you're in at the time.

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