Which of the following Texas heroes died in the Alamo in March 1836?
On what date did Texas win its independence from Mexico, at the Battle
of San Jacinto?
Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox said after World War II that Texas had
contributed a larger percentage of men to the armed forces during that
war than any other state. Thirty-three Texans won the Medal of Honor.
Which of the following World War II heroes was not born in Texas?
All of the esteemed Mexican Texans listed below contributed to the early
success of the Republic of Texas, three of whom were among the 56 men
who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. One of them helped win
Texas independence at San Jacinto, leading a Tejano unit in the battle.
He served in the Senate of the Texas Republic and was later Mayor of San
Antonio. Who was he?
What have scholars determined was the real name of "Billy the Kid"?
Shortly after Texas independence in 1836, the citizens of the new
Republic voted to seek annexation by the United States, fearing another
attack by Mexico. Strong opposition emerged in the U.S. Congress, led by
then congressman John Quincy Adams. In 1845, under President James K.
Polk, annexation was finally accomplished. What were the unique aspects
of the annexation?
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was a famous 17th century
explorer who, after discovering the Ohio River, traveled the Mississippi
River by canoe to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico in 1682, and claimed
all of the lands drained by that great river in honor of King Louis XIV
(thereby creating the name Louisiana). He returned in 1685 from France,
with the intention of establishing a permanent settlement near the
river. By mistake, he arrived at Matagorda Bay, in present day Texas.
Which of his four ships successfully made it back to France?
Listed below are five noted Texas female authors, along with one of
their best known works. According to one New Handbook of Texas
contributor, which of these women wrote "the greatest artistic work by a
At least 189 Texan volunteers died at the Alamo in early March, 1836,
but over 340 were killed in the Goliad massacre later that month. Of the
few who were spared at Goliad, many owed their lives to a woman later
known as "the Angel of Goliad." Who was she?
Which of the following Texas governors was elected as a Republican?