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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 general commissioned by the Mexican government to survey Texas?
(a) Davis.
(b) Teran.
(c) Garcia.
(d) Wilson.

2. Houston's next move was to which Tennessee town/city?
(a) Bristol.
(b) Nashville.
(c) Lebanon.
(d) Knoxville.

3. One of the grievances Houston would address was the fact that the government wanted to pay the Indians in paper money rather than:
(a) Freedom.
(b) Land.
(c) Silver.
(d) Gold.

4. Sam became friends with people from which tribe?
(a) Cherokee.
(b) Lakota.
(c) Catawba.
(d) Apache.

5. Houston was forced to relocate to which area?
(a) San Antonio.
(b) Neosho.
(c) Washington-on-the-Brazos.
(d) Rio Grande.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which man was one of the leading forces in creating this act?

2. What was the surname of the brothers responsible for declaring Texas as its own sovereign nation?

3. Where did Houston go to meet up with old friends?

4. Which Revolution took place in Texas in 1826?

5. In which year did Sam Houston resign from military service?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. Examine the meeting between Houston and Andrew Jackson. How did Houston's relationship with Jackson change his life?

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

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