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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. What was the name of the Congressman?
(a) Stanley.
(b) Stanford.
(c) Standish.
(d) Stanbery.

2. Houston received an appointment to serve as a _____ in the Tennessee militia.
(a) Colonel.
(b) Major.
(c) General.
(d) Captain.

3. During Houston's confrontation with Santa Anna, 630 Mexicans were killed and ____ were captured.
(a) 730.
(b) 223.
(c) 451.
(d) 529.

4. The Law of April 6, 1830 prohibited which of the following?
(a) Colonization.
(b) Taxes.
(c) Immigration.
(d) Annexation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the representative of the "War Hawks?"

2. The act caused a great spike in Texas' _____.

3. What did Houston do when he met the Congressman face to face?

4. What is the name of the town in which Houston opened a school?

5. Sam Houston joined which branch of the military?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How were the colonists split regarding the stalemate between Texas and Mexico? Who was involved? What measures did Houston take to win in favor of Texas?

4. What were the big changes that took place in Texas in the early 1820s? What was the atmosphere at that time?

5. What was the first outward sign of rebellion? Who prompted the bid for creating Texas as its own sovereign nation? Who was against the proposition?

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

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

8. Where did Houston decide to settle upon his return to Arkansas? Also discuss his marriage to Tiana and why it was unusual.

9. Explain the state of the governorship at this time.

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

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