Competency 020 - History

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  • 1. 

    Which is not true of the Caddo Native Americans of the Piney Woods region?

    • A.

      They were farmers

    • B.

      They had an elaborate belief system

    • C.

      They had a ranked social system

    • D.

      They lived as nomads

    Correct Answer
    D. They lived as nomads
    Explanation
    The statement "They lived as nomads" is not true of the Caddo Native Americans of the Piney Woods region. The Caddo people were actually farmers, as stated in the first option. They had an elaborate belief system, as mentioned in the second option, and they also had a ranked social system, as stated in the third option. However, they did not live as nomads, as they were primarily settled agriculturalists who lived in permanent villages.

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  • 2. 

    Which is not true of the Coahuiltecans Native Americans who lived inland on the Gulf Coastal Plain region?

    • A.

      They were hunters

    • B.

      They were gathers

    • C.

      They built adobe homes

    Correct Answer
    C. They built adobe homes
    Explanation
    The Coahuiltecans Native Americans who lived inland on the Gulf Coastal Plain region did not build adobe homes. This suggests that they used different types of materials or techniques for constructing their homes.

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  • 3. 

    The purpose of the missions was to teach native Americans the Catholic reliogion and the Spanish way of life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the missions established by the Spanish in the Americas during the colonial period had the primary goal of converting native Americans to Catholicism and assimilating them into the Spanish way of life. These missions were religious and cultural institutions where native Americans were taught Christianity, Spanish language, customs, and agricultural practices. The Spanish believed that by converting the native population, they could ensure their loyalty, control, and influence over the region.

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  • 4. 

    When did the Battle of the Almao begin?

    • A.

      March 1836

    • B.

      March 1845

    • C.

      March 1875

    Correct Answer
    A. March 1836
    Explanation
    The Battle of the Almao began in March 1836.

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  • 5. 

    Was it the Battle of the Alamo or the Battle of Gonzales that began the Texas Revolution?

    • A.

      Battle of the Alamo

    • B.

      Battle of Gonzales

    Correct Answer
    B. Battle of Gonzales
    Explanation
    The Battle of Gonzales began the Texas Revolution. This battle occurred on October 2, 1835, when Mexican troops attempted to seize a cannon from the settlers of Gonzales. The Texian rebels refused to surrender the cannon and successfully defended it, marking the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. This event ignited the Texian resistance against Mexican rule and ultimately led to the Battle of the Alamo and other significant battles in the fight for Texas independence.

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  • 6. 

    On April 21, 1836, General Santa Anna surrendered to General Sam Houston.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    General Santa Anna surrendering to General Sam Houston on April 21, 1836, is a historically accurate event. This surrender marked the end of the Battle of San Jacinto, a decisive battle in the Texas Revolution. General Santa Anna, the leader of the Mexican army, was captured and forced to sign the Treaties of Velasco, recognizing the independence of the Republic of Texas. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Miriam Ferguson was the first female governor of Texas

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Miriam Ferguson's election as the first female governor of Texas is a historical fact. She served as the governor of Texas from 1925 to 1927 and then again from 1933 to 1935. Her election marked a significant milestone in Texas history and paved the way for future female politicians in the state.

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  • 8. 

    The process by which cultures use the ideas and solutions of other cultures is call what?

    • A.

      Cultural diffusion

    • B.

      Cultural borrowing

    • C.

      Cultural region

    Correct Answer
    B. Cultural borrowing
    Explanation
    Cultural borrowing refers to the process in which cultures adopt and incorporate ideas, practices, and solutions from other cultures. It involves the exchange and adoption of cultural elements, such as language, customs, technology, and art, between different societies. This process can occur through various means, such as trade, migration, and globalization. Cultural borrowing allows for the spread and diversification of cultural practices, leading to cultural exchange and the development of new ideas and innovations.

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  • 9. 

    The spreading of ideas, inventions, or patterns of behavior from one culture to another is called what?

    • A.

      Cultural borrowing

    • B.

      Cultural region

    • C.

      Cutural diffusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Cutural diffusion
    Explanation
    Cultural diffusion refers to the spread of ideas, inventions, or patterns of behavior from one culture to another. It occurs when different cultures come into contact with each other, leading to the exchange and adoption of cultural elements. This process can happen through various means such as trade, migration, or communication. Cultural diffusion plays a significant role in shaping societies and promoting cultural diversity by allowing the sharing and integration of different cultural practices and beliefs.

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