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Question 1: The Galveston Freeway and the International Terminal at Houston International Airport (nowadays ________) were signs of increasing wealth in the area.
William P. Hobby AirportEllington Airport (Texas)George Bush Intercontinental AirportContinental Airlines

Question 2: On May 30, 1922, George Hermann, a millionaire, donated land to the city that would later become the ________.
Houston Museum DistrictHermann ParkRice UniversityHouston

Question 3: In April1965 the ________ opened, under the name of the Harris County Domed Stadium.
Continental LeagueFox Sports HoustonReliant AstrodomeHouston Astros

Question 4: Anderson Foundation formed the ________ in 1945.
Downtown HoustonGulfton, HoustonHoustonTexas Medical Center

Question 5: Many immigrants and ________ from Louisiana and other parts of Texas moved to the city to find education or work.
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Great Migration (African American)African American cultureAfrican American

Question 6: President ________ opened the Port of Houston in 1914, 74 years after the digging started.
Franklin D. RooseveltWoodrow WilsonGeorge B. McClellanThomas R. Marshall

Question 7: Houston Junior College opened its doors that same year, which would later become the ________.
Texas A&M UniversityUniversity of HoustonUniversity of Texas at AustinTexas Tech University

Question 8: Also in 1962, Houston voters soundly defeated a referendum to implement ________--the second time in fifteen years.
Zoning in the United StatesDevelopment control in the United KingdomPlanning permissionZoning

Question 9: ________ devastated many neighborhoods with flooding in June 2001.
Hurricane IvanHurricane KatrinaTropical Storm AllisonHurricane Opal

Question 10: In 1898, Houstonians appealed before Congress for permission to turn the Buffalo Bayou into a deepwater port, prompted in part by the Spanish-American War; construction of the ________ was approved by Congress in 1899.
Port of HoustonBayport TerminalPort of Texas CityBarbours Cut Terminal


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