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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Yancey Quimper acquires control of which type of business?
2. Ransom Rusk's lawn is torn up by which animals?
3. Who becomes the first president of Texas?
4. Who was the U.S. Border Patrol agent who caught the man illegally crossing the border in 1961?
5. Which states does President Polk want to buy from Mexico to add them to the union?
Essay Topic 1
Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply TEXAS? What was he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each one.
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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