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

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

3. What were issued to some of the more hot-headed soldiers in the army?
(a) Promotions.
(b) Furloughs.
(c) Government positions.
(d) New assignments.

4. In addition to the new president, the colonists also voted to support which of the following?
(a) Annexation.
(b) Consultation.
(c) Foreign policy.
(d) Compromise.

5. Where were the treaties signed?
(a) Matamoros.
(b) Austin.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) Velasco.

6. Houston was unforgiving because the man had wounded his _____.
(a) Honor.
(b) Family.
(c) Pride.
(d) Intellect.

7. Houston became alarmed when he noticed that many people were leaning toward which of the following?
(a) Extremism.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Annexation.

8. As the city of Houston became a dangerous place, Houston moved his family to which location?
(a) Galveston.
(b) Sante Fe.
(c) San Antonio.
(d) Washington-on-the-Brazos.

9. Houston was gravely concerned over which of the following?
(a) The border with Mexico.
(b) Traveling to Washington, DC.
(c) Debt.
(d) Establishing a government seat.

10. What term is used to describe the people whom Houston served?
(a) Residents.
(b) Constituents.
(c) Voters.
(d) Colonists.

11. Against the popular attitude of the South, Houston craved _____.
(a) Peace.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Immigration.
(d) Secession.

12. Houston was also outraged at the way the ______ had been treated.
(a) Immigrants.
(b) Squatters.
(c) Mexicans.
(d) Indians.

13. Despite Houston's disdain for the political party system, he was registered as a _____.
(a) Independent.
(b) Libertarian.
(c) Democrat.
(d) Republican.

14. Which one of Houston's allies was elected as president after Houston's term ended?
(a) Jones.
(b) Polk.
(c) Clay.
(d) Calhoun.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Aside from the neutral faction, people were either pro-slavery or pro-______.

2. Which of the important leaders died suddenly?

3. Houston learned that Lamar had reneged on turning over promised _____.

4. People began to realize that Houston was not as ______ as was once thought.

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

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