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The Battle of the Alamo: Aftermath

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The Alamo1) According to many accounts of the battle, between five and seven Texians surrendered. Incensed that his orders had been ignored, Antonio López de Santa Anna demanded the immediate execution of the survivors. Weeks after the battle, stories circulated that Crockett was among those who surrendered.  However, Ben, a former American slave who cooked for one of Santa Anna's officers, maintained that Crockett's body was found surrounded by "no less than sixteen Mexican corpses".  Historians disagree on which version of Crockett's death is accurate.

  • True or False?

2) In his initial report Santa Anna claimed that 600 Texians had been killed, with only 70 Mexican soldiers killed and 300 wounded.
What do most Alamo historians place the number of Mexican casualties at?

  1. 400–600 Mexicans

  2. 500–700 Mexicans

  3. 600–800 Mexicans

  4. 700–900 Mexicans

3) How many do most eyewitnesses count Texians killed?

  1. 142 Texians

  2. 182 Texians

  3. 202 Texians

  4. 262 Texians

4) Some historians believe that at least one Texian successfully escaped from the battle. He died several months later of wounds incurred either during the final battle or during his escape as a courier.
Who was the Texian?

  1. Wade Phillips

  2. Mark Reynolds

  3. Henry Warnell

  4. Ted Ajar

5) Mexican soldiers were buried in the local cemetery.
What was the name of the cemetery?

  1. Agudas Achim Memorial Gardens

  2. Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery

  3. Calvary Cemetery

  4. Campo Santo

6) The Texian bodies were buried at Bexar Cemetery.

  • True or False?

7) In an attempt to convince other slaves in Texas to support the Mexican government over the Texian rebellion, Santa Anna spared Travis's slave.
Who was Travis's slave.

  1. Joe

  2. Ben

  3. Frank

  4. Amos

8) He left the Alamo on March 5 and was the last courier to leave.
Who was the courier?

  1. Alexandro De La Garza

  2. James L. Allen

  3. Benjamin Franklin Highsmith

  4. Andrew Jackson Sowell

9) After being appointed sole commander of all Texian troops, Sam Houston journeyed to Gonzales to take command of the 400 volunteers who were still waiting for Fannin to lead them to the Alamo.
How many volunteers did he command?

  1. 100 volunteers

  2. 200 volunteers

  3. 400 volunteers

  4. 600 volunteers

10) On the afternoon of April 21, 1836, the Texian army attacked Santa Anna's camp near Lynchburg Ferry. The Mexican army was taken by surprise, and the Battle of San Jacinto was essentially over quickly? During the fighting, many of the Texian soldiers repeatedly cried "Remember the Alamo!"
The Battle of San Jacinto was essentially over after how many minutes?

  1. 3 minutes

  2. 8 minutes

  3. 10 minutes

  4. 18 minutes

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The Battle of the Alamo: Aftermath

1) True  2) A. 3)  B.  4) C.  5) D.  6) False. The Texian bodies were stacked and burned.  7) A.  8) B.  9) C. 10) D.

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