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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The requirement of Mexican law to get land resulted in many ___________________.

2. Which of the following do Mordecai and Amalia Marr NOT meet at the Alamo?

3. Who is McNab's son?

4. The Quimper family comes from which state?

5. Father Francis Xavier Clooney tells the Quimpers that they will get no land in Texas unless _______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the irony of Ramon's actions to keep Trinidad from Domingo Garza.

2. What were the beginnings of San Antonio as described by the author in Chapter II?

3. How does Benito help Otto prior to the prisoner executions at Goliad?

4. Which women do Zave Campbell and Finlay McNab marry in Texas?

5. What good fortune does Garcilaco have after the death of Frey Marcos

6. What does Garcilaco decide after traveling and listening to the stories of Cabeza and Esteban?

7. Who is Garcilaco and what is his role in Chapter I?

8. What was the reason for so many bigamist marriages in Texas?

9. Who is Finlay McNab and how did he come to settle in Texas?

10. Why does Ramon want Trinidad to marry a Spaniard from Spain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why were social visits so welcome among the Texas homesteaders? What was the nature of a typical social call from one family on another? What were some of the social events held so that groups of homesteaders could meet and form friendships? What were the usual activities that would occur at these events?

Essay Topic 2

Conflict takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of much of the conflict? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how a Texas frontier town was established. Where was it most likely to be located? What were the typical establishments in a frontier town? Why were frontier towns so volatile?

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