AUSTIN (KXAN) - How well do you know your Texas trivia? With Texas Independence Day coming up on Saturday, we put together a little list of Lone Star State know-how. What other fun Texas history facts do you know? Tell us in the comments section.
Question: Who served as the interim President and, later, the second Vice President of the Republic of Texas?
Answer: David G. Burnet
Question: How long was Texas a Republic before it was annexed by the U.S.?
Answer: 9 years (to be specific - nine years, eleven months, and seventeen days.)
What day did the Alamo fall?
Answer:March 6, 1836
Question: What President of Texas is considered "the Father of Texas Education"?
Answer: Mirabeau B. Lamar
Question: At the Battle of San Jacinto, the Texians cried out "Remember the Alamo" as they charged the Mexican Army. What other battle is mentioned in the second part of that battle cry?
Answer: "Remember Goliad"
Question: Who designed the famous Bowie knife?
Answer: Rezin Bowie, James Bowie's brother. But James is the one who made it notorious.
Question: What is the name of the town where the Texas Revolution begin?
Question: What famous phrase resulted from that battle and is still being used in political discussions today?
Answer: "Come and Take It."
Question: How many days did the Alamo siege last?
Question: Where was the Texas Declaration of Independence signed?
Question: How many capitals did the Republic of Texas have?
Answer: 6 of them! San Felipe de Austin, Washington-on-the-Brazos , Harrisburg, Galveston Island, Velasco , Columbia, Houston and Austin
Question: Name the flags of the "Six Flags Over Texas."
Answer: Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, The United States of America.
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