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The Battle of the Alamo: The Final Assault - Inside

What do you know about The Battle of the Alamo: The Final Assault - Inside?
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The Alamo1) As previously planned, most of the Texians fell back to the barracks and the chapel.  Holes had been carved in the walls to allow the Texians to fire.  Unable to reach the barracks, Texians stationed along the west wall headed west for the San Antonio River.  When the cavalry charged, the Texians took cover and began firing from a ditch.
Who commanded the Mexican cavalry?

  1. Joaquin Ramirez y Sesma

  2. Peter Morales

  3. Brad Cassey

  4. Enrique Badia Romero

2) The cavalry commander was forced to send reinforcements, and the Texians were eventually killed. He reported that this skirmish involved 50 Texians were killed, but historians believes that the number was inflated.
What was the number of Texians killed?

  1. 25

  2. 50

  3. 75

  4. 100

3) The defenders in the cattle pen retreated into the horse corral. After firing their weapons, the small band of Texians scrambled over the low wall, circled behind the church and raced on foot for the east prairie, which appeared empty. As the Mexican cavalry advanced on the group, and his artillery crew turned a cannon around and fired into the cavalry, probably inflicting casualties. Still, all of the escaping Texians were killed.
Who commands the Alamo’s artillery?

  1. Dennis Michaels

  2. Herb Camaeron

  3. Almaron Dickinson

  4. Amos Dennis

4) The paianting The Fall of the Alamo (1903), depicts Davy Crockett wielding his rifle as a club against Mexican troops who have breached the walls of the mission.
Who painted the painting?

  1. Robert Scott

  2. Walter Lord

  3. Alwyn Barr

  4. Robert Jenkins Onderdonk

5) The last Texian group to remain in the open were Crockett and his men, defending the low wall in front of the church. Unable to reload, they used their rifles as clubs and fought with knives. After a volley of fire and a wave of Mexican bayonets, the few remaining Texians in this group fell back toward the church. The Mexican army now controlled all of the outer walls and the interior of the Alamo compound except for the church and rooms along the east and west walls.

  • True or False?

6) Mexican soldiers turned their attention to a Texian flag waving from the roof of one building. Mexicans were killed before the flag of Mexico was raised in that location.
How many Mexican soldiers died try to raise their flag?

  1. 4 Mexican soldiers

  2. 8 Mexican soldiers

  3. 12 Mexican soldiers

  4. 16 Mexican soldiers

7) Many of the remaining defenders were ensconced in the fortified barracks rooms. In the confusion, the Texians had neglected to spike their cannon before retreating. Mexican soldiers turned the cannon toward the barracks. As each door was blown off Mexican soldiers would fire a volley of muskets into the dark room, then charge in for hand-to-hand combat.
What did the Texians neglected to do?

  1. take their horses to the corral before retreating

  2. spike their cannon before retreating

  3. blow up the water well before retreating

  4. write letters before retreating

8) Too sick to participate in the battle, he likely died in bed.
Who was the Alamo defender?

  1. Richard Widmark

  2. Jason Patric

  3. Jim Bowie

  4. Sterling Hayden

9) The Texian master of ordnance, had been tasked with keeping the gunpowder from falling into Mexican hands. Wounded, he crawled toward the powder magazine but was killed by a musket ball with his torch only inches from the powder. Had he succeeded, the blast would have destroyed the church and killed the women and children hiding in the sacristy.
Who was the Texian‘s master of ordnance?

  1. Davy Jones

  2. David Bowie

  3. Max Henry

  4. Robert Evans

10) By 6:30 p.m. the battle for the Alamo was over.

  • True or False?

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The Battle of the Alamo: Aftermath
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1) A.  2) B.  3) C.  4) D.  5) True  6) A  7) B.  8) C.  9) D.  
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) False. By 6:30 a.m. the battle for the Alamo was over.

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