Trivia Quiz Over Manifest Destiny Section

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Trivia Quiz Over Manifest Destiny Section

Here is a practice quiz over our Manifest Destiny Section.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After Joseph Smith was killed by a mob in 1844, ___ became the new leader of the Mormons.
    • A. 

      Jim Beckwourth

    • B. 

      Brigham Young

    • C. 

      Jebidiah Smith

    • D. 

      James Polk

  • 2. 
    In the 1840s, people followed _____________________ to new land and opportunities in what is now the northwestern United States.
    • A. 

      Brigham Young

    • B. 

      The Mormons

    • C. 

      The Oregon Trail

    • D. 

      Jim Beckwourth

  • 3. 
    A route forged by ______________________ became the main way to northern California in the 1850s.
    • A. 

      Jim Beckwourth

    • B. 

      Brigham Young

    • C. 

      The Mormons

    • D. 

      Jedediah Smith

  • 4. 
    Some merchants who followed ___ made large profits trading with people who lived in territory governed by Mexico.
    • A. 

      The Santa Fe Trail

    • B. 

      Jim Beckwourth

    • C. 

      Brigham Young

    • D. 

      Jedediah Smith

  • 5. 
    Starting from Council Bluffs, Iowa, ______________________________ moved west into Mexican territory and stopped in what is now Utah.
    • A. 

      Jim Beckwourth

    • B. 

      The Mormons

    • C. 

      Jedediah Smith

    • D. 

      James Polk

  • 6. 
    In the 1820s, SAM HOUSTON fulfilled his dead father's dream by settling a group of Americans in Texas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False / Stephen Austin

    • C. 

      False / Santa Anna

  • 7. 
    As more and more Americans settled in Texas, Mexico's president JUAN SEQUIN grew determined to bring the region under tighter Mexican control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False / Stephen Austin

    • C. 

      False / Santa Anna

  • 8. 
    STEPHEN AUSTIN, a commander at the Alamo, refused to surrender to the Mexican army.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False / William Travis

    • C. 

      False / Stephen Austin

  • 9. 
    After a Mexican army overran a small Texan force in the BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO, the rebelling Texans became even more determined to win independence from Mexico.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False / Battle of the Alamo

    • C. 

      False / Mexican-American War

  • 10. 
    He sent troops into a region claimed by both the United States and Mexico.
    • A. 

      James K. Polk

    • B. 

      Winfield Scott

    • C. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • D. 

      Jedediah Smith

  • 11. 
    This encouraged Americans to seek new lands on the North American continent.
    • A. 

      Bear Flag Revolt

    • B. 

      Battle of the Alamo

    • C. 

      Mexican Cession

    • D. 

      Manifest destiny

  • 12. 
    This resulted from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
    • A. 

      Bear Flag Revolt

    • B. 

      Mexican Cession

    • C. 

      Manifest destiny

    • D. 

      The Oregon Trail

  • 13. 
    In California in the 1840s, Mariano Vallejo was
    • A. 

      The Mexican governor who was overthrown by American settlers.

    • B. 

      A Spanish mission where gold was discovered in 1848.

    • C. 

      A Californio who owned thousands of acres of land.

    • D. 

      A Mexican law that American settlers believed deprived them of their rights

  • 14. 
    By which route did miners reach California?
    • A. 

      Sail to Isthmus of Panama, cross overland, then sail to California

    • B. 

      Overland trails across America

    • C. 

      Sail around South America and up the Pacific coast to California

    • D. 

      Any one of these routes could be taken to California

  • 15. 
    Who were the Californios?
    • A. 

      Miners from China who came to California to search for gold

    • B. 

      Californians of Mexican or Spanish descent

    • C. 

      African Americans who mined in the California gold fields

    • D. 

      Californians who revolted against Mexican rule

  • 16. 
    Which two men are most closely linked to the discovery of gold in California?
    • A. 

      John Marshall and Mariano Vallejo

    • B. 

      John Sutter and John Frémont

    • C. 

      James Marshall and John Sutter

    • D. 

      John Frémont and James Marshall