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Question 1: Hearing of the problem, the owners of Granite Mountain near Marble Falls offered to donate to the state, free of charge, the necessary amount of pink ________ as an alternative.
FelsicGraniteIgneous rockBasalt

Question 2: The capitol rotunda features portraits of every person who has served as president of the ________ or governor of the state of Texas.
Republic of TexasHistory of TexasMexican TexasTexas Revolution

Question 3: The building was originally planned to be constructed entirely of ________ from Oatmanville (present-day Oak Hill), about ten miles to the southwest.
Carbonate rockSedimentary rockLimestoneKarst topography

Question 4: The south foyer features sculptures of ________ and Stephen F. Austin made by Elisabeth Ney.
Charles Allen CulbersonPrice DanielSam HoustonJames Pinckney Henderson

Question 5: The building has been renovated many times, with central ________ installed in 1955 and the most recent refurbishments completed in 1997.
Air conditionerEvaporative coolerHVACAir conditioning

Question 6: The Texas State Capitol is located in ________ and is the fourth building in Austin to serve as the seat of Texas government.
San AntonioFort Worth, TexasDallasAustin, Texas

Question 7: The building was added to the ________ in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
National Register of Historic PlacesNational Park ServiceProperty type (National Register of Historic Places)History of the National Register of Historic Places

Question 8: It houses the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the ________.
Austin, TexasList of people from TexasList of Governors of TexasIndex of Texas-related articles

Question 9: The Texas State Capitol was ranked ninety-second in the "America's Favorite Architecture" poll commissioned by the ________, that ranked the top hundred-and-fifty favorite architectural projects in America as of 2007.
IndianapolisAmerican Institute of ArchitectsNew York CityBoston


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