Chapter 5: Missions & Settlements

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  ; &nbs p; &nb sp; Spanish Missions & SettlementsThis 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.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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