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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. The militia planned to make a pillage run into which Mexican town/city?
(a) Matamoros.
(b) Taos.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) Chihuahua.

2. What was the name of the soldier Houston tried to recruit?
(a) Austin.
(b) Fannin.
(c) Davis.
(d) Bowie.

3. What word is used to mean incompetence?
(a) Instability.
(b) Ineptitude.
(c) Disorganization.
(d) Feeble-minded.

4. In 1829, Houston became a member of which group?
(a) Bar Association.
(b) Governors Association.
(c) Cherokee.
(d) Sierra Club.

5. In which state did Sam Houston live as a child?
(a) Georgia.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Tennessee.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Andrew Jackson elected President?

2. Who did Houston meet in this new town?

3. Houston was ____ years older than his wife.

4. What subject did Houston want to study at a "proper" academy?

5. In what year was Houston challenged by a Congressman?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Houston's early military career. When did Houston join the military? What was his rank? In which battle was Houston wounded? Where was he wounded?

2. Who was consulted on the relationship between the Texans and the Mexican government? Who did this person contact in order to get a better feel for what was happening in the region? What was reported to the colonists?

3. Discuss Houston's childhood. What was Houston like as a child? What was his strongest subject in school?

4. Explain the confrontation between Austin and Mexican General Cos. What was the result of the conflict? What was Houston's opinion?

5. Examine Houston's return to Tennessee and his new law career.

6. Examine Houston's relationship and agreement with James Prentiss.

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. What did Jackson ask Houston to do in this new position? How did Houston handle the situation?

10. Describe the events of the Alamo massacre and the birth of the famous "Remember the Alamo!" slogan.

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