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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Local History, Geography, and Culture Questions

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Grade 7 Florida
How did Cabeza de Vaca contribute to the history of Texas?
  1. He was the first person to map the Gulf of Mexico and the Texas coastline.
  2. He conquered the Aztecs and contributed to Tenochtitlan becoming Mexico City.
  3. He was the first person to report on Texas, and inspired the Spanish to continue search for gold.
  4. He discovered the New World which led to exploration by several European countries.
Grade 7 Arkansas
From which historic Landmark in Arkansas, did Bill Clinton announce his run for president of the United States?
  1. the Old State House
  2. Central High School
  3. his childhood home in Hope, Arkansas
  4. Arkansas Post National Memorial
Grade 7 Mississippi
Mmmmm...bacon. Who brought pigs to Mississippi?
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Hernando Cortes
  3. Hernando de Soto
  4. Machiavelli and Rossosou
Grade 7 Mississippi
Grade 7 Mississippi
What is the total area of Mississippi in miles?
  1. 400,500
  2. 48,434
  3. 4 million miles
  4. 400 miles
Grade 7 Virginia
The form of government of the Commonwealth of Virginia is established by the.....
  1. U.S Constitution
  2. Executive branch
  3. The state
  4. Virginia Constitution
Grade 7 Texas
How did the Texas constitution differ from the United States Constitution?
  1. The Texas constitution set up only two branches of government.
  2. The Texas constitution made slavery legal.
  3. The Texas constitution did not contain a Bill of Rights.
Grade 7 Texas
Which of the following was a reason for continuing violence between Native Americans and Texans?
  1. unequal compensation for services in the Mexican War
  2. remaining unpaid debts
  3. the decision to close the frontier
  4. different beliefs about land ownership
Grade 7 Texas
What happened at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836?
  1. The Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted by unanimous vote of the Convention.
  2. Santa Anna entered the town and routed the Texas provisional government.
  3. The Texas constitution was approved.
Grade 7 Texas
Who was Texas's first secretary of state?
  1. Sam Houston
  2. David Burnet
  3. Stephen F. Austin
  4. Mirabeau Lamar
Grade 7 Texas
Who was the first governor of Texas?
  1. James Pinckney Henderson
  2. David Kaufman
  3. Sam Houston
  4. John Hemphill
Grade 7 Texas
Which basic idea formed the foundation of the first state constitution?
  1. Texas should not have Mexican influence.
  2. A republic must be avoided.
  3. The people should control the government.
  4. Our constitution must be like Tennessee's.
Grade 7 Texas
What was the purpose of committees of correspondence in Texas?
  1. to watch the roads and give warnings of approaching troops
  2. to share political and military information
  3. to write the Texas Declaration of Independence
Grade 7 Texas
What battle is known as the Lexington of Texas?
  1. the Battle of Gonzales
  2. the Battle of the Alamo
  3. the Battle of the Anahuac
Grade 7 Texas
Who won the Battle of Gonzales?
  1. Texan volunteers
  2. Mexican and Cherokee volunteers
  3. the Texas army led by Sam Houston
Grade 7 Texas
Who built forts along the Texas western frontier to protect settlers from Indian raids?
  1. the state government
  2. the settlers themselves
  3. the U.S. government
  4. the New Mexican government
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