Politics And General Knowledge Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Politics And General Knowledge Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who named the Columbia River?
    • A. 

      Robert Gray

    • B. 

      James Beckwourth

    • C. 

      Manuel Lisa

    • D. 

      John Jacob Astor

    • E. 

      Mrs. Foster

  • 2. 
    Who discovered a pass through the Sierra Nevada?
    • A. 

      Manuel Lisa

    • B. 

      Robert Gray

    • C. 

      James Beckwourth

    • D. 

      John Jacob Astor

  • 3. 
    Non-Native Americans went to the Oregon Country to_____
    • A. 

      Mine minerals

    • B. 

      Hunt for fur

    • C. 

      Farm

    • D. 

      Build rances

  • 4. 
    The 1844 presidential candidate who demanded "fifty-four forty or fight" was?
    • A. 

      James Becwourth

    • B. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • C. 

      Marcus Whitman

    • D. 

      James K. Polk

  • 5. 
    In 1818 the United States agreed to share the Oregon Country with?
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      The Native Americans

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 6. 
    In the summer mountain men headed to a meeting place called a?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Hangout

    • C. 

      Rendezvous

    • D. 

      Stakeout

  • 7. 
    What where the people called who agreed to recruit settlers to Texas?
    • A. 

      Empresarios

    • B. 

      River men

    • C. 

      Texas annex

  • 8. 
    Who was the first president of the Republic of Texas?
    • A. 

      Davy Crockett

    • B. 

      Sam Houston

    • C. 

      James Fannin

    • D. 

      Deaf Smith

    • E. 

      John Alamo

  • 9. 
    Who defended the Alamo?
    • A. 

      Sam Houston

    • B. 

      James Fannin

    • C. 

      Davy Crockett

    • D. 

      Deaf Smith

  • 10. 
    The Old Three Hundred were the settlers chosen by?
    • A. 

      Jim Bowie

    • B. 

      William Travis

    • C. 

      Davy Crockett

    • D. 

      Stephen Austin

  • 11. 
    In 1833 Stephen F. Austin traveled to Mexico City with a?
    • A. 

      Petition

    • B. 

      Declaration

    • C. 

      Bride

    • D. 

      Peace offer

  • 12. 
    The Alamo was a former?
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      Mission

    • C. 

      Library

    • D. 

      Military post

  • 13. 
    A Tejano is a person who considers Texas home and is of?
    • A. 

      Texas heritage

    • B. 

      Taiwanese heritage

    • C. 

      Mexican heritage

    • D. 

      Spanish heritage

  • 14. 
    Slavery had been established in Texas by colonists who?
    • A. 

      Grew cotton

    • B. 

      Raised cattle

    • C. 

      Grew tobacco

    • D. 

      Drilled for oil

  • 15. 
    Who won the presidential election in 1844?
    • A. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • B. 

      Winfield Scott

    • C. 

      John C. Fremont

    • D. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • E. 

      James K. Polk

  • 16. 
    Who set up military posts north of the Rio Grande?
    • A. 

      John C. Fremont

    • B. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • C. 

      James K. Polk

    • D. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • E. 

      Winfield Scott

  • 17. 
    Polk told John Slidell to offer Mexico money for New Mexico and?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Arizona

    • D. 

      Baja Mexico

  • 18. 
    The Mexican Cession included present-day?
    • A. 

      Arkansas

    • B. 

      Louisiana

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Utah

  • 19. 
    The boundary between Mexico and the United States was completed with the?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    • B. 

      California Treaty

    • C. 

      Gadsden Purchase

    • D. 

      Mexican Cession

  • 20. 
    The Bear Flag Republic was created in?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      New Mexico

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