The Alamo: History & Facts


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The Mission de San Antonio de Valero was founded in

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1. The Alamo translates to

2. The Alamo was originally used as a

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Built in 1724 by the Spanish who intended it to be a center for missionary work among Native Americans, the Alamo was used as a fort by both sides during the Mexican War of Independence. Then, in 1836, it became the site of a key battle in the Texas Revolution against Mexico. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the events of the Battle of the Alamo and how it became a rallying cry in the conflict that led to the U.S. annexation of Texas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of the name Alamo
  • When the mission was built
  • Uses of the Alamo during different times
  • How many days it took to overtake the Alamo
  • Control of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the Alamo to answer questions about the site's key role in American history
  • Definging key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as Mexican War of Independence and the Texas Revolution
  • Information recall - understand how General Santa Anna's army overtook the Alamo

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Alamo. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the history of the Alamo
  • Know the facts of the Battle of the Alamo
  • Know the location of the Alamo
  • Understand the symbolic value of the Alamo
  • Know the major historical figures involved in the Battle of the Alamo