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. At this time the U.S. was under the ____ administration.
(a) Pierce.
(b) Tyler.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Van Buren.

2. What was Houston's drink of choice?
(a) Beer.
(b) Scotch.
(c) Bourbon.
(d) Whiskey.

3. The militia planned to make a pillage run into which Mexican town/city?
(a) Taos.
(b) Matamoros.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) Chihuahua.

4. Who took the man's place as the new Secretary of State?
(a) Calhoun.
(b) Austin.
(c) Prentiss.
(d) Trimble.

5. What was the name of the Mexican general defeated by the militia?
(a) Farias.
(b) Lopez.
(c) Ramirez.
(d) Cos.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the length of Houston's term as president?

2. Houston was forced to flee to the ________ earning him mockery from the new president.

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

4. Houston had a breakdown and left home. What is the word meaning to leave home and not return for a period of time?

5. In what year did Andrew Jackson die?

(see the answer key)

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