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History of Austin, Texas: Quiz


Question 1: In the late 19th century, the establishment of several ________ in the city made Austin a center of education.
UniversityPrivate schoolCollegeGymnasium (school)

Question 2: In 2000, Austin became the center of an intense media focus as the headquarters of presidential candidate and Texas Governor ________.
George W. BushDick CheneyRonald ReaganGeorge H. W. Bush

Question 3: [2] At the time of the first permanent settlement of the area, the Tonkawa tribe was the most common, with the ________ and Lipan Apaches also frequenting the area.
PawneeWichita (tribe)CaddoComanche

Question 4: In 1838 ________, vice-president of the Republic of Texas, visited Waterloo with a group of Texas Rangers and stayed his friend Jacob Harrell.
DallasMirabeau B. LamarDavid G. BurnetAustin, Texas

Question 5: The recorded history of ________ began with the first permanent settlement of the area in 1835.
San AntonioAustin, TexasDallasFort Worth, Texas

Question 6: For several hundred years before the arrival of European settlers, the area was inhabited by a variety of ________ Native American tribes.

Question 7: The ________ gained a national reputation during the 1970s as a venue for these anti-establishment musicians as well as mainstream acts.
Vulcan Gas CompanyArmadillo World HeadquartersInner Sanctum RecordsAustin, Texas

Question 8: Most recently, the city has pushed for ________, mostly in downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods, spurring the development of new condominiums in the area and altering the city's skyline.
New UrbanismUrban sprawlSmart growthNew town

Question 9: The sudden growth has brought up several issues for the city, including ________, as well as balancing the need for new infrastructure with environmental protection.
SuburbUrban sprawlMexico CityChicago

Question 10: The best-known artist in this group was Willie Nelson, who became an icon for what became the city's "alternate music industry." Others included Stevie Ray Vaughan and ________.
Cheap ThrillsPearl (album)Festival ExpressJanis Joplin

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