Texas Test | Final 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. How do the army troops force the Indians to surrender and move to the reservations?

2. Who is Emma's son?

3. Where do Sett and Lissa purchase land in Texas?

4. How old is Otto in Chapter VII?

5. The Texas War for Independence ends with Santa Anna ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What year is it in Chapter XII and what is the composition of Texas rural areas to city areas?

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

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

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

8. What was the purpose of the Peace Policy instituted by President Polk in 1869?

9. Explain the situation of illegal alien Eloy Muzquiz and his attempts to immigrate to Texas.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how a Texas frontier town was established. Where was it most likely to be located? What were the typical establishments in a frontier town? Why were frontier towns so volatile?

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

What positions, other than wife and mother, did most Texas prairie women hold? What was expected of a prairie woman by others? What expectations did she place on herself? Explain.

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