Sam Houston and the American Southwest Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1840 Houston went to ______ to claim his bride.
(a) Alabama.
(b) Arkansas.
(c) Louisiana.
(d) Tennessee.

2. Which of the following was not a candidate for the Texas presidency?
(a) Smith.
(b) Houston.
(c) Austin.
(d) Bowie.

3. Who won the election?
(a) Austin.
(b) Houston.
(c) Bowie.
(d) Smith.

4. In what year did Houston die?
(a) 1874.
(b) 1872.
(c) 1863.
(d) 1869.

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

6. What was the name of the new political party that emerged at this time?
(a) Whigs.
(b) Libertarians.
(c) Know-Nothings.
(d) Green Party.

7. What was the length of Houston's term as president?
(a) 1 year.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 4 years.
(d) 2 years.

8. People tried to smuggle documents from Austin to Houston which created what was known as the _______ War.
(a) Office.
(b) Documents.
(c) Paperwork.
(d) Archives.

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

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

11. Houston continued to preach against which of the following?
(a) Unionism.
(b) Secession.
(c) Indian relations.
(d) Slavery.

12. Houston learned that Lamar had reneged on turning over promised _____.
(a) Funds.
(b) Land.
(c) Jobs.
(d) Food.

13. Part of Houston's plan was to remain cautious and _____.
(a) Removed.
(b) Dishonest.
(c) Noncommittal.
(d) Sneaky.

14. What other Southern party objected to the person elected as president?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Unionist.
(c) Labor.
(d) Green.

15. In what year did Andrew Jackson die?
(a) 1844.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1843.
(d) 1841.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Texas Admission Act was passed in which year?

2. A town was created in honor of the new president. What was the name of the town?

3. What was the name of the young woman Houston met while on this trip?

4. Houston promised the people that funds would be made available for schools and _____.

5. Where were the treaties signed?

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