50 Fort Worth Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

The city of Fort Worth was one of the seven army posts established between 1848 and 1849 to protect settlers of West Texan after the Mexican – American War.

Today Fort Worth is a city rich in heritage. For instance, it is ranked as one of the top 10 music scenes in America, outside of Los Angeles and Nashville by Livability.

Fort Worth Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 becoming the oldest zoo in Texas. In its first phase, the zoo only contained one lion, two bear cubs, one alligator, one coyote, one peacock, and a few rabbits. Currently, the Fort Worth Zoo is among the top zoos in the country and houses over 5,000 animal species.

Did you know that portions of the hit TV Series, Walker, Texas Ranger, starring Chuck Norris, were filmed throughout Fort Worth? They were not just filmed in Dallas and New Mexico.

There are plenty of things to do and see in this vibrant metropolis, but first quiz yourself with the following trivia to deeply understand Fort Worth prior to your visit.


1. True or false: Fort Worth used to be an actual fort.



2. The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s 3-letter airport code is:



3. Who is Fort Worth named after?

William Jenkins Worth


4. Which of the following is a university in Fort Worth? Smith Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Baptist Texas University.

Texas Christian University


5. Generally speaking, Fort Worth folks have a friendly dislike of Dallas. What’s our beef with the Big D?

They prefer their own Metropolis


6. Which of these is NOT a nickname for Fort Worth? Panther City, Frogville, Cowtown



7. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo got its start in which year?



8. Which of these is an art museum in Fort Worth? Gettysburg Address Museum, Sir Richard Carlson Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


9. The 35-story downtown highrise called The Tower is the city’s fourth-largest building. What is our tallest skyscraper?

Burnett Plaza, built in 1983.


10. What is the nickname for The Fort Worth Transportation Authority?

The T


11. Which TWO statements are true about President John F. Kennedy’s connection to Fort Worth during his fateful trip in November 1963?

The Kennedy’s slept the night before the assassination at what’s now the Hilton Fort Worth. The morning of Nov. 22, before going to Dallas, he spoke at a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast.


12. The ______ is the commuter rail line that connects downtown Fort Worth with downtown Dallas.

The Trinity Railway Express


13. Which popular singer lived in Fort Worth as a teenager?

John Denver


14. The annual Cowtown Marathon is held every ____ weekend in February



15. The Star-Telegram’s longtime columnist Bud Kennedy writes a popular column about local restaurants. What is his column called?

Eats Beat


16. The Texas Motor Speedway is also known as?

The Great American Speedway


17. Where did our nickname “Panther City” come from?

Dallasites in the 1800s used to make fun of us for being a sleepy town … so sleepy, they’d say a mountain lion took a nap in the street.


18. This famous dessert was invented in Fort Worth in 1928 at the old Pangburn Ice Cream & Candy Co.


19. What does “tight as a tick” mean?



20. The Fort Worth ______ are home to rodeos, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors pioneers.



21. Fort Worth is the ___ largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area.



22. A popular rodeo show in Fort Worth is which of these? The Rodeo Of Texas, Forth Worth Stock Show, and Rodeo or The Show.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo


23. Fort Worth has never been known by which nickname?

Dallas’s Older Brother


24. Texas 199 is better known by what name?

Jacksboro Highway


25. Loop 820 does NOT go through or border this suburb?



26. The miniature train near the Zoo runs through which two city parks?

Forest and Trinity


27. South University does not actually cross the what?

Hospital District


28. The building that currently houses Billy Bob’s was previously home to what department store?



29. Which well-known restaurant is on the south side?



30. Legendary TV meteorologist Harold Taft was also an officer in?

Air National Guard


31. Who scored the Dallas Cowboys’first regular-season touchdown ever?

Jim Doran


32. Who is the youngest player ever to perform for the Texas Rangers in a regular season game?

David Clyde


33. What Dallas professional team has played regular season home games in Texas Stadium, the Cotton Bowl, and Arlington (Turnpike) Stadium?

The Dallas Tornado.


34. The Fort Worth Gas Company was organized in 1909. What ensued?

The company began serving 3,840 customers by means of a 90-mile pipeline from Petrolia. A combination of war and oil gave Fort Worth its next great impetus.


35. The University of Texas has been the host of the Cotton Bowl Football Classic more times than any other Southwest Conference School. But what school has been the visiting team most often?

The University of Alabama has made four Cotton Bowl appearances.


36. The years between the World Wars continued the explosive growth of business and saw the construction of many of the city’s most valuable architecture. Name a few.

New public schools were constructed, while the grounds of those that already existed were the target of an extensive beautification program. The city’s historic office buildings as well as the Texas, Worth, and Blackstone hotels were built. The T&P station and terminal warehouse, the U.S. Courthouse, and U.S. Post Office were commissioned in the south side of downtown.


37. Name the first woman ever to score points in a Southwest Conference athletic event.

Christine Loock of SMU in diving


38. Only once in PGA history has a golfer won the Fort Worth and Dallas PGA events in the same year. Name him.

Ben Hogan in 1946


39. Fort Worth contains how many natural gas wells?

over 1,000 natural gas wells.


40. Fort Worth was awarded ___ for Hispanic entrepreneurs by ‘Fortune’ magazine in 2018.

the 18th best city


41. What is the oldest park in Fort Worth?

Hyde Park, established in 1873.


42. The Kimbell Art Museum features works by?

El Greco, Cezanne, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Matisse.


43. Fort Worth has nine sister cities, namely?

Reggio Emilia, Italy; Nagaoka, Japan; Trier, Germany; Bandung, Indonesia; Budapest, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Eswatini; Guiyang, China & Nîmes, France.


44. There are three museums that celebrate the city’s cattle industry heritage. List them below.

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Cattle Raisers Museum.


45. While Dallas and Dallas County have more Catholic than Protestant residents, Fort Worth and Tarrant County are home to?

More Protestants than Catholics.


46. Built from pink granite from central Texas, the Tarrant County Courthouse was completed in which year?

In 1895 after two years of construction


47. Today Fort Worth continues ___  with a free twice-daily cattle drive in the Stockyards National Historic District.

the cattle connection


48. By 1920, how many oil refineries had been built in Fort Worth?

five new oil refineries


49. What percentage of the paper money in the United States is printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth?



50.  Who sought to bring a different sort of culture to the cattle-focused city, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth?

It was founded by 25 women


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