Texas Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who marries Avara?

2. Who is one of the first men killed at the battle of the Alamo?

3. Who is the man that is summoned to the Texas governor's office?

4. Benito Garza decides to side with __________________ in the revolution.

5. What year is it in Chapter I when Garcilaco travels to Mexico City?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Agent Talbot's feelings about Muzquiz' immigration different from how he feels about El Lobo?

2. How does General Santa Anna deceive the U.S. government through a deal with the Polk administration?

3. Why has the Governor of Texas put together a Task Force?

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

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

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

7. Why do the Cobb women not tell their slaves about the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863?

8. Why do Todd and Maggie Morrison move to Texas and how successful are they at adapting?

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

10. Who is Kimbro and what unlikely partnership does he enter into with Floyd Rusk?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Personal identity is an important theme in this book. Who were some of the people who had the strongest personalities? What were their personal codes? Which person in the book would you look up to? Who did you think was less exemplary in character? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Who was your favorite fictional character in the book? Why? Who was your favorite nonfiction person in the book? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of General Santa Anna. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What motivated him throughout his life?

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