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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. Whom does the first president of Texas marry?
(a) Magda Bowen.
(b) Betsy Belle.
(c) Sally Beale.
(d) Maria Bello.

2. Earnshaw Rusk is a Quaker from which state?
(a) Indiana.
(b) Michigan.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Pennsylvania.

3. Ransom Rusk's lawn is torn up by which animals?
(a) Bears.
(b) Armadillos.
(c) Wolves.
(d) Raccoons.

4. How do the army troops force the Indians to surrender and move to the reservations?
(a) They force them at gunpoint.
(b) They kill off their animals.
(c) They begin to poison them.
(d) They burn their encampments.

5. Which states does President Polk want to buy from Mexico to add them to the union?
(a) Arizona and New Mexico.
(b) California and Colorado.
(c) California and Arizona.
(d) California and New Mexico.

Short Answer Questions

1. Soon after Texas becomes a state, the ____________________ occurs from 1846-1848.

2. Captain George Reed is sent to erect a fort which is then named _______________________.

3. Colonel Persifier ______________ decides to leave the army after the Mexican War.

4. Which Presidential administration meets with the exiled Santa Anna?

5. Comanche Chief _____________ holds a war council and decides to attack the settlement in #124.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is R.J. Poteet and what role does he play in the new town?

2. Who is named the first U.S. Indian Agent?

3. Why does Laurel Cobb have to face trial within the church?

4. What role does slavery play in Texas prior to the Civil War?

5. What time period does Chapter VII cover?

6. What years did the Mexican War take place and why is there such lingering hatred between the Texans and Mexicans at this time?

7. How did the Indians feel about President Polk's Peace Policy?

8. How do Earnshaw and Emma go about building a town?

9. What responsibilities does Earnshaw assume for the town and what is it eventually named?

10. Who are the first residents of Fort Sam Garner and why do they want to develop a town?

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