Texas Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

Name at least three environmental catastrophes that plagued the Texas homesteaders. Then cite the reasons why each catastrophe was so devastating to the settlers. If there were any preventative measures employed by the settlers, state those also in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Texas cowboys and cattle drives had a lasting impression on American culture yet they were active for only about a 20-year period. What was the purpose of a cattle drive? How was a cattle drive structured? Who were the personnel included on a cattle drive? What were the advantages and disadvantages of cattle drives to the Texas settlers?

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