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Randolph B. Campbell
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the bitter presidential campaign Houston and a presidential partisan participated in which activity?
(a) Chess game.
(b) Card game.
(c) Boxing match.
(d) Duel.

2. The challenge came via a:
(a) Town meeting.
(b) Newspaper article.
(c) Public speech.
(d) Campaign slogan.

3. What was the name of the town created by Stephen Austin?
(a) San Marco de Austin.
(b) Alamo de Austin.
(c) Santa Anna de Austin.
(d) San Felipe de Austin.

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

5. Houston worked for Jackson in which unofficial capacity?
(a) Campaign manager.
(b) Treasurer.
(c) Partner.
(d) Assistant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the general commissioned by the Mexican government to survey Texas?

2. Houston was ____ years older than his wife.

3. In which state did Sam Houston live as a child?

4. How long did it take Houston to get his license?

5. Which of the following left the expedition to return to the fort?

Short Essay Questions

1. Examine Houston's first encounter with the Cherokee. Who became Houston's mentor? What did Houston learn from the mentor?

2. What parties were involved in protecting the Alamo, discouraging the expedition, and defending the expedition?

3. What caused Houston to leave the House of Representatives? What position did Houston achieve?

4. Discuss the confrontation between Houston and Congressman William Stanbery. What caused the confrontation? What was the outcome?

5. Where did Houston go after leaving Tennessee? Who was Houston's traveling companion?

6. What was Sam Houston's background? Where were his people from and where did they settle?

7. Discuss the political turmoil surrounding the election of John Quincy Adams. What was Houston's next step in the campaign arena?

8. Explain the Matamoros expedition, Houston's position, and the outcome of the plan.

9. Discuss Houston's early years as a politician. Who did Houston support? Who did Houston meet due to his political work?

10. What steps did the militia take next regarding the offense against Mexico? Who was left behind?

(see the answer keys)

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