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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) Taos.
(b) Matamoros.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) Chihuahua.

2. Houston was asked to meet with the leader of which tribe?
(a) Cherokee.
(b) Comanche.
(c) Lakota.
(d) Apache.

3. What major event happened to the father in 1806?
(a) He went bankrupt.
(b) He died.
(c) He joined the army.
(d) He moved to New England.

4. What was the name of the woman with whom Houston had a secret relationship?
(a) Carter.
(b) Carmichael.
(c) Cartwright.
(d) Campbell.

5. What was the first name of Houston's grandfather?
(a) Richard.
(b) William.
(c) Samuel.
(d) John.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who served as Houston's mentor in law?

2. What was the name of the plantation owned by the grandfather?

3. After the governor was deposed and eventually left office, who acted as president?

4. What was the position that Houston offered to the soldier?

5. In what years did Mexico become a federal republic?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Houston learn after arriving at his new destination? How did Houston offer to help his hosts?

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. When did Houston become a member of the Cherokee Nation? What did Houston do to try and help his adopted family? List at least one of the grievances addressed by Houston.

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

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