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Spanish officials knew setters needed a midway point between east Texas and New Spain. In ___ the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo, was established for just that reason.
a) 1718
b) 1731
c) 1724
d) 1734

Spain created the mission-presidio system in Texas to spread its culture in the undeveloped land. Which answer choice below shows an effect of the system?
a) a) The Spanish wanted to teach Indians the Spanish way of life in Texas
b) b) Spanish communities grew around the missions as the Spanish culture influenced Texas.
c) c) The Spanish wanted to convert the Indians to Christianity.
d) d) The Spanish culture had no influence in Texas

Which of the following was a characteristic of the Spanish Colonial Era in Texas?
a) a) Forts were built to protect American Indian tribes in Texas.
b) b) American Indian tribes were discouraged from settling in Texas.
c) c) Missions were built to confirm Spanish claims to the land in Texas.
d) d) Spanish explorers negotiated treaties to trade and travel safely in Texas.

Which group likely viewed the construction of new Spanish missions with suspicion?
a) a) Catholic Priests
b) b) American Indian tribes
c) c) Conquistadors
d) d) Anglo settlers

The Spanish word vaquero refers to a...
a) a) mayor
b) b) cowboy
c) c) sheriff
d) d) soldier

Which Spanish Catholic priest cooperated with French authorities in Louisiana to bring missions to East Texas?
a) a) José de Escandón
b) b) Francisco Hidalgo
c) c) Antonio Margil de Jesús
d) d) Fray Damián Massanet

Fray Damián Massanet and Alonso De León led a successful expedition for Spain into East Texas in 1690. This expedition came about because the Spanish were concerned about —
a) a) settlers going missing in the region
b) b) slave rebellions occurring in the region
c) c) Indian tribes attacking missions in the region
d) d) French forces establishing settlements in the region

How did Texans build missions to adapt to their environment?
a) a) The mission was built with the front door facing north.
b) b) The mission was constructed to withstand a hurricane
c) c) The mission was made from natural resources in the area.
d) d) The mission was located near land with fertile soil for farming.

Many cities in Texas, such as El Paso and San Antonio reflect the cultural legacy of —
a) a) England
b) b) France
c) c) Portugal
d) d) Spain

Which physical geographic feature influenced where the missions and presidios were built in Texas?
a) a) Rivers
b) b) Mountains
c) c) Cities
d) d) Heavy Rainfall

Were towns built before the mission?
a) a) Yes
b) b) No

A member of a catholic religious order is?
a) Tejas
b) Friar
c) Mission
d) settler

First settlement in Texas by the Spanish near present day El Paso.
a) San Antonio de Valero
b) San Fransisco de los Tejas
c) Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
d) Ft. St. Louis

Name the Spanish priests gave present day Texas ?
a) Tejas
b) New Spain North
c) Texas
d) Land of the Natives

A religious settlement to convert Native Americans to Catholicism.
a) Presidio
b) Rancheria
c) Pueblo
d) Mission

What are three major reasons that were Spanish abandoned the San Francisco de los Tejas mission?
a) French invaders, Native americans overly eager to join, decided to expand in West Texas.
b) Droughts ruined crops, disease, Tejas rejected catholic religion
c) Better opportunities in San Antonio, French invaders, hostile Natives
d) Tornado took out the settlement, hostile natives, locusts

Define the term Viceroy-
a) a person who represents the natives
b) a person who lives in Spain that rules the colonies
c) the tax collector
d) a person who represents the monarch/ Spain's king

Which of the following missions were successful?
a) San Saba
b) San Fransisco de los Tejas
c) San Antonio de Valero
d) San José y San Miguel de Aguayo

Royal Road that led from the East Texas missions to the southern Rio Grande settlements and southward to Mexico city.
a) El Camino Real
b) Arroyo Hondo
c) New Spain highway
d) Yselta road

What did the missions do for Spain?
a) Practice their Jewish faith.
b) Create new system for trade with the French.
c) The missions helped secure Spain's northern borders.
d) Allow the Pope to create new churches in the midwest of America.

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