Sam Houston and the American Southwest Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Randolph B. Campbell
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What item did Houston begin to carry with him in town?
(a) Dueling pistol.
(b) Bow and arrow.
(c) Bayonet.
(d) Hickory cane.

2. Texas annexation was defeated in Congress in which year?
(a) 1844.
(b) 1848.
(c) 1846.
(d) 1842.

3. During Houston's confrontation with Santa Anna, 630 Mexicans were killed and ____ were captured.
(a) 730.
(b) 451.
(c) 529.
(d) 223.

4. Who served as Texas' minister to Washington?
(a) Van Zandt.
(b) Upshur.
(c) Smith.
(d) Tyler.

5. Where Houston's main supporter die in a freak accident?
(a) Aboard a warship.
(b) In an Indian raid.
(c) At his home.
(d) In his car.

Short Answer Questions

1. Houston was forced to relocate to which area?

2. Who took the man's place as the new Secretary of State?

3. The provisional government was upset with Houston and believed he was being ____.

4. What was the name of the act that determined slavery should be forbidden in any state taken from Mexico?

5. The Compromise of 1850 was presented by which political heavyweight?

(see the answer key)

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