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. The legislation that caused the problem dealt with which of the following?
(a) Political parties.
(b) Surveying.
(c) Indian rations.
(d) Payment for services rendered.

2. The Mexicans claimed that the true border between Texas and Mexico was the _______.
(a) Blue Ridge Mountains.
(b) Rio Grande.
(c) Grand Canyon.
(d) Colorado River.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Houston challenged by a Congressman?

2. On what holiday were Fannin and his men executed?

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

4. What type of business did Houston open in Arkansas?

5. Houston decided to play the U.S. against _____ in order to make both sides want to take over Texas.

(see the answer key)

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