Unit 1 Test Review

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Unit 1 Test Review

Study your Vocabulary
What three (3) rivers form ‘natural’ borders around Texas?

Rio Grande River, Sabine River, Red River

List and describe the four (4) regions of Texas

Coastal Plains – Location of most major cities (Austin, Dallas, San Antonio); Balcones Escarpment; Hot & Humid; Slopes down toward the Gulf; etc..

Great Plains – Lubbock, Amarillo; Palo Duro Canyon; How summers, Cold Winters

North Central Plains – Fort Worth; Farming & Ranching

Mountains & Basins – El Paso, Guadalupe Peak; Driest part of the state; Hot days, cold nights
What four (4) states touch Texas borders?


New Mexico


What Texas region contains the most desert land?

Mountains & Basins

Sample Questions

How did Native Americans adapt to and modify their environment?

Name the highest mountain range in Texas and what region it is located in.

Guadalupe Peak located in the Mountains & Basins

Where did most cities develop (next to what physical feature)?


Describe a plain.

Know the location of the Guadalupe Peak & Palo Dura Canyon

Guadalupe Peak – Mountains & Basins

Palo Dura Canyon – Great Plains

Study your chart on the 4 regions of Texas. Be able to compare and contrast the 4 regions.

For each of the following tribes, please identify what region of Texas they were found in, if they were nomadic or not, how they got their food and type of homes they lived in.

  1. Caddo – Coastal Plains (Southeastern Culture); Not Nomadic; Dome shaped grass huts; Farmers; organized gov’t, women played important roles

  2. Karankawa – Coastal Plains (Gulf Coast Culture); Nomadic; Hunters/Gathers; Mud Huts; Made Dugout Canoes

  3. Coahuiltecan – Coastal Plains (Gulf Coast Culture); Nomadic; Hunters/Gathers; Homes made of mud & animal skin

  4. Wichita – North Central Plains (Southeastern Culture); Not Nomadic; Hunters/Farmers; Domed shaped grass huts; known for tattoos around their eyes known as “raccoon eyes”

  5. Kiowa – Great Plains (Plains Culture); Nomadic; Tepee; Hunters; known for their crafts, developed a calendar, were the most feared group on the plains

  6. Comanche – Great Plains (Plains Culture); Nomadic; Hunters; Tepee; Life centered around hunting and war, used every part of the buffalo

  7. Apache – Great Plains (Plains Culture); Nomadic; Hunters; Tepee; Used buffalo hide to protect themselves from the climate, for part of the year lived in farming communities along rivers & streams

  8. Jumano – Mountains & Basins (Puebloan Culture) Not Nomadic; Farmers; Adobe Homes

  9. Atakapan – Coastal Plains (Gulf Coast Culture); Nomadic; Hunters/Gathers; Grass Huts; Used dugout canoes and did some farming

Be able to compare and contrast these tribes
What type of housing did the Caddo live in?

Grass Huts

The Coahuiltecan’s were known as nomads but rarely left what area?

Coastal Plains

Comanche life was centered on what two activities?

Hunting and War with other tribes

Most Plains Culture Indians (Comanche, Apache, Kiowa) lived in what type of housing AND survived off of what animal?

Tepees and survived off the buffalo

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