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  • in the four largest cities within the Greater Austin metropolitan area (US) the percentage of college-educated individuals in each is over 39% (compared to the national average of 24.4%)?

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Question 1: [19] In 1868 the Coronal Institute was established in San Marcos and in 1873 Texas University (later renamed ________) was opened in Georgetown following the consolidation of five earlier colleges.
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityDePauw UniversityMillsaps CollegeSouthwestern University

Question 2: These projects were enabled in large part by the fact that Austin received more ________ relief funds than any other Texas city.
Great DepressionUnited StatesRepublican Party (United States)Federal Reserve System

Question 3: Snowfall is rare in Central Texas, but the area suffers occasional ________ each year that freeze over roads and can affect parts of the region for as much as 48 hours or more.
Ice stormWinter stormFreezing rainThunderstorm

Question 4: [12] In 1839 a commission appointed by Texas President ________ selected Waterloo as the site for the new capital and the name Austin was chosen as the town's new name.
DallasAustin, TexasMirabeau B. LamarDavid G. Burnet

Question 5: [53][54] The ________ celebration in Fredericksburg is one of the largest and most traditional in Texas.
StuttgartMunichBeer festivalOktoberfest

Question 6: It is centered around the city of Austin in the central part of the state straddling the Balcones Escarpment and the eastern edge of the ________.
Barton CreekBig Walnut Creek Nature PreserveSan Marcos, TexasTexas Hill Country

Question 7: Major area universities include the University of Texas at Austin (flagship of the University of Texas System), Texas State University‚ÄďSan Marcos, and ________ (Georgetown).
DePauw UniversitySouthwestern UniversityOhio Wesleyan UniversityMillsaps College

Question 8: In Austin two of the most well known festivals are the South by Southwest Music and Film Festival and the ________, which draw artists and spectators from around the U.S.
PukkelpopAustin City Limits Music FestivalVoodoo ExperienceSasquatch! Music Festival

Question 9: [19] In the early 1900s the ________ took hold creating tremendous economic opportunities in Southeast Texas and North Texas.
DallasHoustonGalveston, TexasTexas Oil Boom

Question 10: The metro area is served by buses of the ________ (Capital Metro).
Capital Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityAustin ZooAustin, TexasCapital MetroRail







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