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QCA Possible Questions: Natural Texas, Regions, Native Texans & Exploration & Spanish Colonial Texas
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How are people in that place linked with other people and other places?
More than 10,000 miles of railroad cross Texas.
Why was it the responsibility of counties and cities to build and maintain roads?
No state road system existed.
Why is the Coastal Plains dependable in water supply?
Winds from the Gulf of Mexico delivers moisture to the coast.
What was a way that farmers in western Texas differed from those in eastern Texas?
Farmers in western Texas had to deal with limited water resources.
What is the importance of the woodland and their sooils in the Cross Timbers area?
Draining rainfall to preserve as groundwater.
What is Fort Worth considered?
Part of the Metroplex and a major manufactuting and trade center.
What is the second largest city in Texas? What is it's economy?
San Antonio, varied industries.
What was Dallas's central economy when it was founded?
Why is Dallas an important transportation hub?
It has a central location and numerous transportation routes.
What is an example of a Texas celebration of Mexican American history?
Diez y Seis de Septiembre
What effect did Tejano culture have on Texas history?
It had a long-term impact and is still strong in Texas today.
Why did the geographic feature known as Palo Duro Canyon receive its name?
The area has many hardwood trees, and palo duro means "hardwood" in Spanish.
How did diverse groups effect living in Texas settlements?
The language, customs, and traditions of many cultures intermingled and influenced Texas.
What was the main purpose of mutualistas in the Tejano community?
To help individuals pay for weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
What is the best description for how El Paso was named?
The name describes its geographic location between two mountain ranges along the Rio Grande.
Why did Tejanos eventually consider Texas their home and develop a unique culture?
Missions were often located far away from Mexico.
What did Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca find on his journey through present-day Texas?
Bison and a route to Culiacan, Mexico.
What was the purpose of Panfilo de Narvaez's expedition?
To conquer the area between Florida and Mexico
When the settlement at San Antonio was built in 1718, what was the significance of its location?
Its midway location between the Rio Grande and East Texas made supplying the mission easier.
How was the technology of the bow and arrow an improvement over that of the spear?
It delivered a point with greater force.
What new Native American technology was related to the cooking and storage of food?
What technologies resulted in Native Americans being able to settle in one place?
It's like a bowl, so that when a man sites down, the horizon surrounds him all around....And even if a man only lay down on his back he lost sight of the ground.
The High Plains
What did La Salle speculate to challenge Spain?
La Salle may have hoped he could use that colony as a base from which to capture silver mines in northern New Spain.
Generalize the climate of Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi, along the Gulf Coast, has warm and humid weather.
What evidence shows the rivalry between Spain and France?
When the ships reached Haiti, in the Caribbean, a Spanish privateer captured one of the French vessels, stealing with it much-needed supplies.
What was the effect of the establishment of Fort St. Louis on France?
France established trade with Native Americans, a relationship that lasted into the early 1800's.
What was the importance of Alonso Alvarez de Pineda's exploration of the Texas coast in 1519?
He was the first European to explore and map what is now the Texas coastline.
What can you conclude about the relationship between the French and the Karankawa?
The French and the Karankawa were enemies.
How were the Caddo similiar to the Wichita?
They were both relocated from Texas to reservations in Oklahoma.
What action did the Karankawa take as the seasons changed?
They moved between the barrier islands and more inland areas.
What was one difference among the early people in Texas?
Some settled in villages and others were nomadic.
Why were the Caddo considered an agricultural society?
They grew corn, squash, beans, and other foods.
Why did the ways of life of Native American groups in Texas differ?
They had different plant and animal resources available to them.
What did some Native Americans beleive about the nature of spirits?
They were not always kind.
What are Native American creation stories?
Stories about Native American social systems.
What do artifacts found by archaeologists suggest?
Native Americans initially came from Asia.
What do the recent archaeological findings at Buttermilk Creek suggest?
That the first Texans could have arrived 2500 years earlier than previously thought.
What was the purpose of Juan de Onate's exploration?
To extend Spanish settlement to the upper Rio Grande.
What Native American group did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado encounter when "the Turk" brought him to what Coronado hoped was Quivira?
Which conquistador conquered Native American lands in Mexico?
Why did Luis de Moscoso lead his expedition into what is now Texas?
To return to New Span overland.
Why did the Spanish feel that the French posed a threat again in 1699?
The French had settled in Biloxi Bay and were exploring west of the Mississippi River.
Which settlement was founded 11 years after Onate's expedition of the upper Rio Grande?
What Native American group helped the Spanish expedition stranded on Malhado, but opposed the French settlement at Fort St. Louis?
Who helped the survivors of Panfilo de Narvaez's expedition after they were stranded on an island?
What did Coronado report to the Spanish kind about his expedtion?
He wrote that he had found a lot of good soil for farming, but no gold.
When did the Spanish colonial rule begin?
When the first missions were opened.
Why was it difficult for the Catholic Church to maintain a mission?
Crops failed and disease turned the Tejas against the Catholic religion.
How did Jose de Escandon earn the name "the father of the lower Rio Grande Valley?
He found 20 Spanish settlements from northern Mexico to the San Antonio River.
Why was the San Juan Bautista mission given the name "The Gateway to Spanish Texas"?
It had a strategic location, it was near water resources, and a series of important crossings that led into Texas.
Which part of Texas has landforms, such as mountains, that are not found in other parts of the state?
The plains of Western Texas.
What are three major cities located in the Blackland Prairies of the Coastal Plains region?
Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin.
How did the area's Native Americans use Palo Duro Canyon?
Shelter from storms.
Why is the area of the Edwards Plateau more suitable for grazing livestock than for farming?
It has thin soil with small trees and shrubs.
Why is it claimed that the Mountains and Basins region has the highest elevations in the state?
The state's seven highest mountain peaks are in this region.
Which Blackland Prairie city is well known for its music scene, including its many bands, dance clubs, and music festivals?
Where was the port of Anahuac located?
The mouth of the Trinity River.
Which city hosted the MemisFair '68, which marked the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city's founding?
Which geological feature slashes across the Texas Panhandle from south to north?
Why do the mountains of western Texas receive more rainfall than the surrounding deserts?
Moisture-filled air moving up the mountains is cooled, and cooler air is less able to hold moisture.
What are some industries that dominate the North Plains area?
Petroleum and cattle ranching.
What evidence shows that Dallas is an important trade hub?
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
What has happened to desert plant life?
Plants that have adapted to the desert climate require little water.
What has happened to Texas geography over the years?
The geography of Texas has changed greatly over millions of years.
What is true of Texas geography?
Different parts of the state have different landforms, climates, plants, and animals.
What do Texans do with some of the land that is not suitable for growing crops?
They use it to raise livestock.
How did the lumber industry in Texas meet the increased demand for its products?
By building towns and sawmills along the Neches and Sabine rivers.
Caddo Indians in East Texas used what material for their homes?
Cone-shaped homes out of wood and grass.
Capitol of Texas
Gulf Coast is next to what region and what direction?
Coastal Plains and southeast.
Gulf Indians food source.
Oyster, claims, turtles, and fish.
Karankawa and Tonkawa tribes of the Gulf Coast shelter.
Animal skins stretched over poles and logs
Location of Red River
Border of Oklahoma and Texas
Location of Rio Grande
Border between Mexico and Texas
Most farms, cities, and ranches are found in Coastal Plainsbecause of what reason?
Near water and resources.
Most major Texas cities are found in what region?
Plains Indians food source
What region has a dry climate prone to droughts with vegetation such as cactus and dry brush?
Mountains and Basins
What water system makes farming in the Great Plains possible?
Irrigation, aquifers, and other dry farming techniques.
What region is Amarillo, Midland, Lubbock, and Odessa located?
Who were the Plains Indians in Northwest Texas who lived in tepee tents made of animal skins and hunted buffalo?
Comanche & Jumano Indians
Why did most Native American groups farm in the Coastal Plains region?
There was plenty of rain to water the crops.
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