Chapter 5: Missions & Settlements

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Chapter 5: Missions & Settlements - Quiz

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This quiz/assessment is over all of Chapter 5: Missions & Settlements. This quiz/assessment has 4 sections: Multiplechoice, Matching, True/False, and Reviewing. Each section is described later in the quiz/assessment. You will have to use a textbook called Texas and Texans to find the answers or use your critical thinking.





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  • 1. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.The first permanent settlement of Europeans in Texas was ________.

    • A.

      Mission San Francisco de los Tejas

    • B.

      Mission San Juan Bautista

    • C.

      Mission Corpus Christi de la Ysleta

    • D.

      Presidio La Bahía

    Correct Answer
    C. Mission Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
    Explanation
    The first permanent settlement of Europeans in Texas was mission Corpus Christi de la Ysleta.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.What prompted Spanish officials to make a stronger effort to establish colonies in eastern Texas?

    • A.

      The discovery of gold there

    • B.

      The need for Native American workers there

    • C.

      The peaceful Native Americans there

    • D.

      The fear of French settlements there

    Correct Answer
    D. The fear of French settlements there
    Explanation
    The Spanish officials were prompted to make a stronger effort to establish colonies in eastern Texas due to the fear of French settlements in the area. This suggests that the Spanish officials wanted to prevent the French from gaining a foothold in the region and potentially expanding their influence. By establishing their own colonies, the Spanish could assert their control and protect their interests in the area.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.Which of the following is NOT a reason for the failure of mission San Francisco de los Tejas?

    • A.

      The Tejas resented the Spaniards' attempts to change the way they lived.

    • B.

      Disease killed many of the Native Americans.

    • C.

      The friars decided that the mission must be abandoned.

    • D.

      Drought ruined the Tejas's crops.

    Correct Answer
    C. The friars decided that the mission must be abandoned.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the friars decided to abandon the mission as a reason for its failure. This implies that the mission failed due to the decision made by the friars, rather than any other factor mentioned in the options. The other options, such as the Tejas resenting the Spaniards' attempts to change their way of life, disease killing Native Americans, and drought ruining crops, are all mentioned as reasons for the failure of the mission.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.Why did Father Hidalgo write a letter to the French governor in Louisiana?

    • A.

      He wanted the French to make large profits exchanging blankets and guns for furs.

    • B.

      He wanted the French to establish a mission among the Tejas.

    • C.

      He asked the French to take territory away from the Spanish.

    • D.

      He hoped the French would trade with Spanish merchants in Mexico.

    Correct Answer
    B. He wanted the French to establish a mission among the Tejas.
    Explanation
    Father Hidalgo wrote a letter to the French governor in Louisiana because he wanted the French to establish a mission among the Tejas. This suggests that Father Hidalgo was interested in spreading Christianity and establishing a religious presence among the Tejas people.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.Why was Presidio San Antonio de Béxar constructed?  

    • A.

      It was halfway between New Spain and the new missions in East Texas.

    • B.

      It was close to the French settlements in Louisiana.

    • C.

      Petroleum was discovered there.

    • D.

      It was a natural cross-over location along the Rio Grande.

    Correct Answer
    A. It was halfway between New Spain and the new missions in East Texas.
    Explanation
    Presidio San Antonio de Béxar was constructed because it was strategically located halfway between New Spain and the new missions in East Texas. This location allowed for easier communication and transportation between the two regions, making it an ideal site for a presidio.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.What settlement became the unofficial capital of Texas in 1722?

    • A.

      San Antonio

    • B.

      Nacogdoches

    • C.

      Natchitoches

    • D.

      Los Adaes

    Correct Answer
    D. Los Adaes
    Explanation
    Los Adaes became the unofficial capital of Texas in 1722. This settlement, located in present-day Louisiana, was chosen as the capital due to its strategic location near the border with Spanish-controlled Mexico. It served as the administrative center for the Spanish province of Texas and played a crucial role in the colonization and governance of the region. Los Adaes was an important hub for trade, diplomacy, and military operations, making it the unofficial capital of Texas during this time period.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.The Native American women who accepted mission life ________.

    • A.

      Attended school after breakfast

    • B.

      Wove cloth, molded pottery, or cooked

    • C.

      Learned carpentry or blacksmithing

    • D.

      Scouted the countryside for intruders

    Correct Answer
    B. Wove cloth, molded pottery, or cooked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wove cloth, molded pottery, or cooked." This answer is the best choice because it accurately describes the activities that Native American women who accepted mission life engaged in. These activities were often part of their traditional roles and responsibilities within their communities.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.Why did most Native Americans refuse to stay at the missions?  

    • A.

      There wasn't enough food for everyone.

    • B.

      They had no say in the government.

    • C.

      They wanted to practice the Protestant faith, not Catholicism.

    • D.

      They were not accustomed to the strictly regulated lifestyle.

    Correct Answer
    D. They were not accustomed to the strictly regulated lifestyle.
    Explanation
    Most Native Americans refused to stay at the missions because they were not accustomed to the strictly regulated lifestyle imposed by the missions.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.Which of the following statements about Spanish settlements and settlers is NOT true?

    • A.

      Both male and female ranchers raised thousands of cattle.

    • B.

      A Tejano character was asserting itself among the settlers.

    • C.

      The population in Spanish Texas was limited to Spaniards and Native Americans.

    • D.

      Soldiers brought their families to the military towns and farmed and soldiered for a living.

    Correct Answer
    C. The population in Spanish Texas was limited to Spaniards and Native Americans.
    Explanation
    The statement "The population in Spanish Texas was limited to Spaniards and Native Americans" is not true because Spanish Texas also had a diverse population that included settlers from other European countries, such as France and Germany, as well as Africans who were brought as slaves. Therefore, the population was not limited to just Spaniards and Native Americans.

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  • 10. 

    Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the bolded word(s) so that the statement is true.example:Question: Spanish people are from France.Answer: false, SpainThe first permanent settlement that friars found in Texas was Angelina.

    Correct Answer
    false, the mission of Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
    false, mission of Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
    false, Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is false, the mission of Corpus Christi de la Ysleta. The first permanent settlement that friars found in Texas was not Angelina, but rather the mission of Corpus Christi de la Ysleta.

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  • 11. 

    Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the bolded word(s) so that the statement is true.example:Question: Spanish people are from France.Answer: false, SpainAlonso de Leon met a group of Apache people, whom they called the Tejas. 

    Correct Answer
    false, Hasinai
  • 12. 

    Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the bolded word(s) so that the statement is true.example:Question: Spanish people are from France.Answer: false, SpainThe French were not interested in taking territory or converting the Native Americans.

    Correct Answer
    true
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that the French were not interested in taking territory or converting the Native Americans.

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  • 13. 

    Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the bolded word(s) so that the statement is true.example:Question: Spanish people are from France.Answer: false, SpainLouis de St. Denis was appointed by the French governor to negotiate with Spanish officials. 

    Correct Answer
    true
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The appointment of Louis de St. Denis by the French governor to negotiate with Spanish officials is a factual event that occurred in history.

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  • 14. 

    Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If false, change the bolded word(s) so that the statement is true.example:Question: Spanish people are from France.Answer: false, SpainSettlements were built to protect presidios from attacks by Native Americans and the French

    Correct Answer
    false, presidios, missions
    false, presidios missions
    false, presidios and missions
    false, presidios/missions
    false, presidios false, missions
    Explanation
    The statement is false. The correct answer is "false, presidios, missions". This is because settlements were built to protect both presidios and missions from attacks by Native Americans and the French.

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