Common Assessment 1 Textbook Scavenger Hunt Review

Common Assessment 1 Textbook Scavenger Hunt Review

Common Assessment 1 Textbook Scavenger Hunt Review

1.1 Historians at Work

1. Why do historians divide history into eras?

To help make history easier to understand (pg. 9)

2. What is the difference between topical and chronological organization of historical information?

Topical organization arranges information into topics that relate to a larger category. Chronological organization follows the flow of time (pg. 9)

1.2 Texas Geography

3. What is the difference between physical and human geography? List an example of each.

Physical geography is the study of the land and its features (mountains). Human geography is the study of the people and their ways (buildings). (pg. 16)

4. What is significant about the Coastal Plains region compared to the other regions of Texas?

It is the largest region in Texas and home to more Texans than any other region (pg. 25)

1.3 The American Indians of Texas

5. Label the location of the Puebloan Culture, Southeastern Culture, (Western) Gulf Culture, and Plains Culture

6. Explain two ways in which natives adapted to their environment.

The types of homes they lived in, the food they ate, etc. (pgs. 37-54)

7. Why did so many of the Western Gulf natives, such as the Karankawas, suffer from contact with the Spanish?

Diseases and clashes with the settlers (pg. 48)

2.1 Spain Begins to Explore

8. What were the two main goals of the conquistadors?

Convert Indians to the Catholic faith and gain wealth and glory for themselves and Spain (pg. 71)

9. Why did the natives suffer from the spread of European diseases?

They had no resistance to the diseases (pg. 74)

2.2 Cultures Meet in Texas

10. Which Spanish explorer mapped the coast of Texas in 1519?

Alonso Alvarez de Pineda (pg. 76)

11. How did Cabeza de Vaca encourage other explorers, like Coronado, to explore Texas?

He wrote about cities of gold, and other explorers set out to find the cities (pg. 79)

2.3 French Explorers

12. Which French explorer built Fort St. Louis in 1685?

La Salle (pg. 87)

3.1 Spanish Rule in Texas

13. What was a mission? What was a presidio?

Mission- a settlement set up in American Indian territory that aimed to spread Christianity to the Indians.

Presidio- forts that offered safety from unfriendly American Indians (pg. 101)

15. What was the goal of Spanish missionaries such as Damian Massanet and Antonio Margil de Jesus?

To spread Christianity to the natives (pg. 103)

16. When did the Spanish establish the Mission San Antonio de Valero as a halfway point between the Rio Grande and East Texas?

May 1, 1718 (pg. 104)

17. List three problems of the mission-presidio system that eventually caused its failure.

Diseases killed the natives, natives reject mission life, natives attacked missions, etc. (pgs. 110-111)

3.2 Turmoil in Texas

18. Explain Father Hidalgo’s goal in “Grito de Delores”

Hidalgo wanted to end the power of the peninsulares; he wanted New Spain to treat all people equally (pg. 119)

Encouraged revolt

19. What were the two goals of filibusters such as Gutierrez and Dr. James Long?

To gain wealth and/or break Texas away from other nations (pg. 119)

3.3 Mexico Gains Independence

20. When did Mexico gain independence from Spain?

August 24, 1821 (pg. 125)