Can You Survive The Alamo?

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The Alamo story is one of the most fascinating and tragic in American history. Test your wits against the enemies (the questions) to see if you can survive the Alamo test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Battle of the Alamo took place in which Texas city?

    • A.

      Dallas

    • B.

      Amarillo

    • C.

      Houston

    • D.

      South Padre

    • E.

      San Antonio

    Correct Answer
    E. San Antonio
    Explanation
    The Battle of the Alamo took place in San Antonio. The Alamo was a mission and fortress compound that played a significant role in the Texas Revolution. In 1836, a group of Texan rebels, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, defended the Alamo against the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna. Despite their brave efforts, the Texans were ultimately overwhelmed and the Alamo fell. The battle became a symbol of heroic resistance and inspired further Texan independence movements.

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  • 2. 

    What is the Alamo?

    • A.

      A military base

    • B.

      A church

    • C.

      A railroad depot

    • D.

      A restaurant

    • E.

      A prison

    Correct Answer
    A. A military base
    Explanation
    The Alamo is not a military base, as it is commonly mistaken for. It is actually a church located in San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo is a historic site where a famous battle took place in 1836 during the Texas Revolution. The battle at the Alamo was fought between Texian (Texas settlers) and Mexican troops, and it has become a symbol of bravery and sacrifice in the fight for Texas independence. The Alamo is now a popular tourist attraction and a significant landmark in American history.

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  • 3. 

    Who built the Alamo?

    • A.

      US confederate army

    • B.

      Spanish army

    • C.

      US union army

    • D.

      Mexican rebels

    • E.

      Wealthy Texas ranchers

    Correct Answer
    B. Spanish army
    Explanation
    The Alamo was built by the Spanish army. The Spanish army constructed the mission in the 18th century as a way to spread Christianity to the indigenous people in the region. The mission eventually became a symbol of Texan independence when it was famously defended by a small group of Texan rebels against the Mexican army in 1836.

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  • 4. 

    How long did the Battle at the Alamo last? 

    • A.

      One night

    • B.

      3 days, two nights

    • C.

      One week

    • D.

      13 days

    • E.

      2 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 13 days
    Explanation
    The Battle at the Alamo lasted for 13 days. This means that the conflict and fighting at the Alamo fortress in San Antonio, Texas, took place over a period of nearly two weeks.

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  • 5. 

    What is the Alamo today?

    • A.

      A cemetary

    • B.

      A shopping mall

    • C.

      An army outpost

    • D.

      A historic landmark closed to the public

    • E.

      A well visited tourist site

    Correct Answer
    E. A well visited tourist site
    Explanation
    The Alamo is a well-visited tourist site today. It is a historic landmark that holds great significance in American history. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Alamo was originally a mission and later served as a fortress during the Texas Revolution in 1836. It is known for the famous Battle of the Alamo, where a small group of Texan defenders held off a much larger Mexican force for 13 days. Today, the Alamo is a symbol of bravery and sacrifice and attracts numerous visitors who come to learn about its history and pay their respects.

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  • 6. 

    Who fought to save the Alamo?

    • A.

      Mexican rebels

    • B.

      Texan volunteer soldiers

    • C.

      The Lousiana Purchase defenders

    • D.

      A mix of spanish rebels and US soldiers

    • E.

      Railroad workers

    Correct Answer
    B. Texan volunteer soldiers
    Explanation
    Texan volunteer soldiers fought to save the Alamo. The Alamo was a mission in San Antonio, Texas, that was under siege by Mexican forces during the Texas Revolution in 1836. The Texan volunteers, led by figures like Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, bravely defended the Alamo against overwhelming odds. Although they ultimately lost the battle and the Alamo fell, their sacrifice became a symbol of Texas' fight for independence and inspired others to join the cause.

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  • 7. 

    After the Alamo, which type of soldiers DID NOT occupy the property?

    • A.

      US soldiers

    • B.

      Spanish soldiers

    • C.

      Rebel soldiers

    • D.

      Mexican soldiers

    • E.

      Revolutionaries and royalists

    Correct Answer
    A. US soldiers
    Explanation
    After the Alamo, the property was not occupied by US soldiers. This suggests that the Alamo was not under the control or occupation of the United States military after the event took place.

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  • 8. 

    How many "survivors" were able to survive the defense of the Alamo?

    • A.

      None, they all perished

    • B.

      Only a few of the animals

    • C.

      Some of the babies

    • D.

      Only the women

    • E.

      A dozen couriers and a woman

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. None, they all perished
    E. A dozen couriers and a woman
    Explanation
    This is a controversy that lasts to current times. Many believe that the Alamo had no survivors (defined as male, white) however it is believed that a dozen soldiers working as couriers and a woman named Susanna Dickinson did survive. Both A and D were deemed satisfactory answers.

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  • 9. 

    Who became the first president of the Republic of Texas after trying to destroy the Alamo so it couldn't be used by the enemy?

    • A.

      Sam Bowie

    • B.

      David Crockett

    • C.

      Sam Houston

    • D.

      Tom Austin

    • E.

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Sam Houston
    Explanation
    Sam Houston became the first president of the Republic of Texas. He is known for his role in the Texas Revolution and his efforts to secure Texas' independence from Mexico. Houston did not try to destroy the Alamo; that was a misconception. In fact, he advocated for the preservation of the Alamo and its use as a military stronghold.

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  • 10. 

    The Alamo was defended by 150 brave soldiers.  How many Mexican soldiers attacked them?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      150

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      1000

    • E.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    E. 2000
    Explanation
    The Alamo was defended by 150 brave soldiers. The question asks how many Mexican soldiers attacked them. The answer is 2000, indicating that a large force of Mexican soldiers attacked the Alamo. This suggests that the defenders were greatly outnumbered, making their defense even more remarkable and heroic.

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