Alabama History Chapter 2

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History Of Alabama Quizzes & Trivia

Alabama joined the union as the 22nd state in 1819; it is nicknamed the “Heart of Dixie. ” For a half century after the Civil War, Alabama was a poor, heavily rural state, with an economy based on cotton. Test your knowledge on Alabama history by taking this quiz. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the Spanish explorers come to the New World?
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      New way to the Indies

    • C. 

      Gold

  • 2. 
    Juan Ortiz was chosen to be De Soto's interpreter because
    • A. 

      He was well educated

    • B. 

      He could speak Spanish and their native language

    • C. 

      He wanted to travel

  • 3. 
    De Soto took Tuskaloosa hostage because
    • A. 

      Desoto wanted Tuskaloosa to give him horses for the soldiers

    • B. 

      He was needed to guide the Spanish

    • C. 

      He refused to give the Spanish food and men to carry their supplies

  • 4. 
    The _______________of the Spanish helped them to defeat Tuskaloosa's warriors at the Battle of Maulbila.
    • A. 

      Guns and cannons

    • B. 

      Careful planning

    • C. 

      Quilted garments and armor

  • 5. 
    After his death, De Soto was buried in the _______________________to keep the Indians from finding his body
    • A. 

      Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Mountains of north Alabama

    • C. 

      Mexican desert

  • 6. 
    Tristan de Luna was unable to find the large Indian towns described by De Soto's men because the inhabitants
    • A. 

      Hid from the Spanish

    • B. 

      Moved away after De Soto and his men left

    • C. 

      Died from diseases brought by the Europeans

  • 7. 
    The French who landed near Mobile were interested in
    • A. 

      Trading with the Indians

    • B. 

      Making homes in the new country

    • C. 

      Searching for gold

  • 8. 
    The ______________ girls were young women who came from France to marry soldiers and make make new homes in the settlement of Mobile.
    • A. 

      Petticoat

    • B. 

      Cassette

    • C. 

      Wealthy

  • 9. 
    The French built forts in Alabama because they wanted to ___________ and ____________.
    • A. 

      Protect themselves from the Indians; impress the British

    • B. 

      Make a home for their families; trade with the Indians

    • C. 

      Increase their influence over the Indians; improve trade

  • 10. 
    Alexander McGillivary was
    • A. 

      An important leader of the Creek Indians

    • B. 

      A trader from Scotland who set up a trading center in Alabama

    • C. 

      A famous explorer who made early maps of Alabama

  • 11. 
    Early explorers of Alabama built their forts and settlements _____________ or ___________ for strategic reasons.
    • A. 

      Near the beach; beside rivers

    • B. 

      Near lakes and streams; on mountaintops

    • C. 

      At the confluence of two rivers; along the fall line

  • 12. 
    The Indians of Alabama were divided into the ______________ nations.
    • A. 

      Cherokee, Creek, Sioux, and Choctaw

    • B. 

      Creek, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Choctaw

    • C. 

      Mobilians, Uchee, Yufala, and Creek

  • 13. 
    Immunity is a resistance to disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A cartographer is a fort maker.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A palisade is a high wall around a town.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A place useful for a strategy is called a strategic position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Oral traditions is a place where soldiers are stationed to defend that place.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A mission is a station or headquarters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A garrison is a cultural story or tale told by Indian tribes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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