Texas Colleges and Universities
Welcome to our latest Texas History Quiz! Our tenth quiz focuses on the unique history of Texas colleges and universities and their important role in the overall growth of Texas. Many of these universities have enjoyed histories as colorful as that of the state itself. We hope that you enjoy a journey through some lesser-known facts about these great Texas institutions.
We had an enthusiastic response to our ninth quiz, which focused on the history of the city of El Paso, with more than forty entries received. Congratulations to Mary Ludwig, whose entry was the first perfect score received, and to Carlo Barrientos, whose entry was chosen at random from among the other perfect entries. Congratulations also to Donna Anthony and her class at Port Neches Middle School, who submitted the highest-scoring entry from a school group; we are pleased to see participation from school groups continuing to rise. Each winner received a $50 gift certificate for TSHA publications or membership.
As in the past, this is an open-book quiz, in part to encourage active use of The Handbook of Texas Online,
which has now received more than fifty million page views since it was launched. Using the Online Handbook, it is possible to search key words or names, or browse articles alphabetically. If you prefer, you may consult our printed New Handbook of Texas and Portable Handbook of Texas.
While some of the questions below are more difficult than others, all of the answers can be found in the Online Handbook.