Mexican-American War

Test Quiz

Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Mexican-American War.

1. The Mexican-American war was mostly fought over what territory?
a. Arizona
b. California
c. New Mexico
d. Texas
e. Colorado

2. When was the Mexican-American war fought?
a. 1846 to 1848
b. 1802 to 1804
c. 1865 to 1871
d. 1812 to 1814
e. 1939 to 1945

3. Who was the U.S. president during the Mexican-American War?
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. James K. Polk
c. John Adams
d. Abraham Lincoln
e. John Tyler

4. What famous general led the Mexican Army?
a. Robert E. Lee
b. Pancho Villa
c. Emiliano Zapata
d. Carranza
e. Santa Anna

5. What peace treaty ended the war?
a. Treaty of Paris
b. Treaty of Mexico
c. Treaty of Texas
d. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
e. Treaty of Peace

6. How much did the U.S. pay for the land they acquired from Mexico?
a. $1 million
b. $2 million
c. $15 million
d. $50 million
e. Nothing

7. Who was the first President of Texas?
a. Sam Houston
b. Santa Anna
c. James K. Polk
d. Jefferson Davis
e. Ulysses S. Grant

8. What U.S. general captured Mexico City?
a. Zachary Taylor
b. Winfield Scott
c. Robert E. Lee
d. George Washington
e. Ulysses S. Grant

9. What state came out of the land gained from the war and the treaty?
a. Nevada
b. California
c. Arizona
d. Utah
e. All of the above

10. What was the land gained by the United States in the Mexican-American War called?
a. Confederation
b. Louisiana Purchase
c. Mexican Cession
d. Southwest Confederacy
e. Desert Territory

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Mexican-American War page at /history/westward_expansion/mexican-american_war.php.

This quiz is copyright property of Ducksters and TSI. All rights reserved. Please visit