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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. Which of Benito Garza's sisters does McNab marry?

2. In what U.S. city did Finlay McNab work with a livestock merchant?

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

4. A group of people from the ______________________ is brought to settle the area around Bexar.

5. How old is Garcilaco in Chapter I?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jubal Qimper establish at the Brazos River?

2. Why does following your own conscience regarding a rebellion create such conflict among friends and family?

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

4. How does the author end each chapter in the book and what topic is addressed in this chapter?

5. What does Ramon do when he learns that Trinidad is interested in Domingo Garza?

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

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

8. Where does the Qimper family come from and where do they settle in Texas?

9. What are the seven cultural inheritances that make up Texas?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain some of the examples of regionalism found in the book. Can regionalism include more than accents and food? What else encompasses the culture and personality of a region?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the reasons for the Texas Revolution in 1836. Why was it an overwhelming loss for Texas? Who were some of the major figures fighting for Texas in the Revolution? Is their legacy worth their struggles?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

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