Travel to any country in the world and ask the locals what they know about America and they're likely to say something about Texas. They may not know the capital or the major cities, but they're bound to have heard stories about cowboys, Indians, Texas Rangers, barbecue, cattle, horses, hats, boots, rangers, rifles, presidents, war, the Alamo and more. That's because as much as we may think the major hubs of America are cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, there's no denying the importance of Texas to the identity of the United States. It's the largest state in the continental U.S. and the second largest of all 50 states, second in land size only to Alaska. It's home to more than 28 million Americans and holds the most counties of any state in the country.
Most important of all, it's the center of American culture. Whether we like to admit it or not, there's nothing more American than guns, farming, country music, barbecue and beer, and Texas is the center of all of that. It's a true reflection of the American heartland and a giant part of the American identity. If you don't know Texas, you simply don't know America, so put your skills to the test and see how many of these trivia questions you can answer correctly.