History of Texas: Individuals, Events & Issues


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Which European empire was the first to explore and settle in what is now Texas?

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1. Why did the people of Texas start calling themselves Tejanos or Texans?

2. For how long was Texas its own independent nation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It only takes a few minutes to answer the multiple-choice questions in this quiz about the history of Texas. Quickly see if you need to take steps to improve your knowledge in this area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Europeans who were the first to settle in Texas
  • The reason Texans adopted that name for themselves
  • Length of time Texas was its own nation
  • The industry that sustained Texas' economy up through the 1800s

Skills Practiced

Show your skills in the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information about Texas' economy through the 19th century and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which side of the Civil War Texas was on
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the length of time Texas was its own country

Additional Learning

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  • The height at which Texas is allowed to fly its state flag
  • The years of early European exploration
  • Early missions that were established