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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1819, Houston was awarded which prestigious job?
(a) Attorney General.
(b) Senior Senator.
(c) Speaker of the House.
(d) Majority Whip.

2. What was the first name of Houston's father?
(a) Andrew.
(b) Benjamin.
(c) Roger.
(d) Samuel.

3. Sam Houston became friends with _____, a future president.
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) John Quincy Adams.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

4. In which state did Sam Houston live as a child?
(a) Tennessee.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Virginia.

5. The provisional government was upset with Houston and believed he was being ____.
(a) Pessimistic.
(b) Unstable.
(c) Unruly.
(d) Stubborn.

6. What was the surname of the brothers responsible for declaring Texas as its own sovereign nation?
(a) Hayden.
(b) Edwards.
(c) Marks.
(d) Prentiss.

7. What was the name of Houston's new drinking buddy and travel companion?
(a) Harrelson.
(b) Henderson.
(c) Haralson.
(d) Harley.

8. On what holiday were Fannin and his men executed?
(a) Fourth of July.
(b) Palm Sunday.
(c) Christmas Eve.
(d) Valentine's Day.

9. Houston rode to ____ to attempt to head off and halt the expedition team.
(a) Sunshine Hill.
(b) Indianola.
(c) Refugio.
(d) Bucksnort.

10. Which country owned Mexico in the 1820s?
(a) U.S.
(b) Spain.
(c) Great Britain.
(d) Mexico.

11. What important position was held by John Calhoun?
(a) Vice President.
(b) Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
(c) Speaker of the House.
(d) Secretary of War.

12. What type of business did Houston open in Arkansas?
(a) Trading post.
(b) Law practice.
(c) Lumber mill.
(d) Tour guide service.

13. How many soldiers were left at the fort?
(a) 130.
(b) 80.
(c) 120.
(d) 165.

14. The act caused a great spike in Texas' _____.
(a) Cultural activities.
(b) Animosity.
(c) Population.
(d) Logging operations.

15. Who was the man that was Speaker of the House and later appointed as the Secretary of State?
(a) Clay.
(b) Monroe.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Houston.

Short Answer Questions

1. What famous act was passed in 1825 by the Mexican government?

2. Who was the governor of Texas during this time period?

3. In what year was Sam Houston born?

4. Who was elected to be president amidst a deadlock in the House?

5. There were many cultural differences between the Anglo Texans and the ______.

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