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We love Austin! With its rich cultural heritage, rocking music scene and abundance of outdoor parks and spaces to explore, this unique city truly offers something for everyone.

Test your knowledge of Austin and its surroundings with our interactive quiz. Click on the links that you think best answer each question below. Good luck!
 

  1. Austin is a seasonal home to North America’s largest urban population Mexican free-tailed bats, which live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. Approximately how many bats reside there?

    1.5 million

    1.5 million | Correct

    3.2 million

    3.2 million | Incorrect

    750,000

    750,000 | Incorrect

    500,000

    500,000 | Incorrect

  2. Austin is often referred to as the “Live Music Capital of the World” because of its wealth of music venues and the many talented artists that reside and perform here. Which of the following legendary musicians is NOT an Austin native?

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Stevie Ray Vaughan | Incorrect

    WC Clark

    WC Clark | Incorrect

    The Fabulous Thunderbirds

    The Fabulous Thunderbirds | Incorrect

    Albert King

    Albert King | Correct

  3. There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than to hop in the water. Which classic Austin-area swimming hole is known for its spring-fed waters with temperatures typically hovering at a refreshing 68-71F°?

    Hamilton Pool

    Hamilton Pool | Incorrect

    Barton Springs Pool

    Barton Springs Pool | Correct

    Deep Eddy

    Deep Eddy | Incorrect

    Lake Travis

    Lake Travis | Incorrect

  4. Which endangered species is not known to live in the Edwards Aquifer?

    Texas blind salamander

    Texas blind salamander | Incorrect

    Fountain darter

    Fountain darter | Incorrect

    Dwarf salamander

    Dwarf salamander | Correct

    Texas wild rice

    Texas wild rice | Incorrect

  5. True or false: The Austin, Texas state capitol building is made of pink granite.

    True

    True | Correct

    False

    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  6. Over 350 major feature films, television shows and commercials have been filmed in Austin over the past 20 years. All of the following movies were shot in Austin except:

    What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

    What’s Eating Gilbert Grape | Incorrect

    Miss Congeniality

    Miss Congeniality | Incorrect

    Speed

    Speed | Correct

    Office Space

    Office Space | Incorrect

  7. The Conservancy’s Barton Creek Habitat Preserve protects Austin’s water resources as well as habitat for endangered golden-cheeked warblers, which use the bark of which tree to create nests:

    Sycamores

    Sycamores | Incorrect

    Sugarberry trees

    Sugarberry trees | Incorrect

    Live oak

    Live oak | Incorrect

    Junipers

    Junipers | Correct

  8. This legendary music festival, which takes place in Zilker Park, is known not only for its fantastic musical acts but also for its cutting-edge, environmentally friendly programs:

    SXSW

    SXSW | Incorrect

    ACL

    ACL | Correct

    Lollapalooza

    Lollapalooza | Incorrect

    iFest

    iFest | Incorrect

  9. BONUS QUESTION: One of Austin’s most precious natural gifts is Treaty Oak, a 500-year old southern live oak. In 1989, it was purposely poisoned, and the entire city rallied to save it. Which IS NOT part of Treaty Oak’s history?

    Stephen F. Austin negotiated a boundary agreement with Native Americans under Treaty Oak

    Stephen F. Austin negotiated a boundary agreement with Native Americans under Treaty Oak | Incorrect

    It is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes

    It is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes | Incorrect

    The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed under Treaty Oak

    The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed under Treaty Oak | Correct

    Sam Houston rested beneath Treaty Oak after his expulsion from the Governor's office at the start of Texas' involvement in the American Civil War

    Sam Houston rested beneath Treaty Oak after his expulsion from the Governor's office at the start of Texas' involvement in the American Civil War | Incorrect

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