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. Houston started a plantation at which site?
(a) Sabine City.
(b) Galveston.
(c) San Antonio.
(d) Raven's Hill.

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

3. The Texas congress voted in a person to take over Houston's seat in which entity?
(a) Inspector General.
(b) Governor.
(c) Senate.
(d) Congress.

4. Houston lamented the disappearance of many of the policies put into place by _____.
(a) Smith.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Lamar.
(d) Burnet.

5. Houston became increasingly concerned with the U.S. government's plans for _______.
(a) Slavery.
(b) Annexation.
(c) Expansion.
(d) War.

6. What major event did Houston refuse to attend?
(a) Gubernatorial inauguration.
(b) Son's graduation.
(c) Democratic National Party Convention.
(d) Presidential inauguration.

7. Houston believed that his latest plan would reduce hostilities from the Indians beginning in which year?
(a) 1858.
(b) 1859.
(c) 1860.
(d) 1862.

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

9. Houston decided to play the U.S. against _____ in order to make both sides want to take over Texas.
(a) Spain.
(b) Great Britain.
(c) Mexico.
(d) France.

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

11. The couple had a son, Sam, Jr. who was born on May 25, _____.
(a) 1845.
(b) 1842.
(c) 1843.
(d) 1841.

12. The Texas Admission Act was passed in which year?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1846.
(c) 1850.
(d) 1845.

13. Problems arose over Houston's policies considering that the ______ were anti-Indian.
(a) Mexicans.
(b) Tejanos.
(c) Anglo Texans.
(d) Colonists.

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

15. What government office was created at that time?
(a) General Land Office.
(b) Department of Peace.
(c) Treasury Department.
(d) Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the land development with which Houston was involved?

2. What was the name of the new political party that emerged at this time?

3. In what year did Houston make another bid for the governorship of Texas?

4. The government repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1821 which set _______ regarding slavery.

5. Which of the important leaders died suddenly?

(see the answer keys)

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