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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 Presidential administration meets with the exiled Santa Anna?

2. What does the man who works with Otto study?

3. Soon after Texas becomes a state, the ____________________ occurs from 1846-1848.

4. Whom does Earnshaw Rust marry?

5. Otto joins a police-like unit called a/an ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the U.S. troops finally get the Indians to move to the reservation?

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

4. Why does Laurel Cobb have to face trial within the church?

5. What time period does Chapter VII cover?

6. How do Earnshaw and Emma go about building a town?

7. What would account for the brutality of the Texans during the Mexican War?

8. What law enforcement group does Otto join and whom is he supposed to capture?

9. Why do so many people seem to move to Texas between 1928 and 1968? Who are two famous political men who came from Texas?

10. What responsibilities does Earnshaw assume for the town and what is it eventually named?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

TEXAS is a classic work of historical fiction. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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

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.

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