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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. Who was the representative of the "War Hawks?"
(a) James.
(b) Smith.
(c) Wharton.
(d) Edwards.

2. What was the name of Jackson's wife?
(a) Antoinette.
(b) Alice.
(c) Rachel.
(d) Mary.

3. What Indian word did Houston use to mean "house?"
(a) Shanty.
(b) Teepee.
(c) Lean-to.
(d) Wigwam.

4. What famous act was passed in 1825 by the Mexican government?
(a) Colonization Act.
(b) Annexation Act.
(c) Transportation Act.
(d) Immmigration Act.

5. Who served as Houston's mentor in law?
(a) Trimble.
(b) Turnbull.
(c) Trundle.
(d) Thompson.

Short Answer Questions

1. During Houston's confrontation with Santa Anna, 630 Mexicans were killed and ____ were captured.

2. What was Houston's drink of choice?

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

4. One of the grievances Houston would address was the fact that the government wanted to pay the Indians in paper money rather than:

5. On what holiday were Fannin and his men executed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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