Arkansas History Semester Test Review Game Part I Question Preview (ID: 25835)

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Pre-Civil War records claim the state's 110,000 slave owners had more than 11,000 slaves.

Who was Isaac Murphy?
a) the President of the Confederacy during the Civil War
b) the only delegate in Arkansas to vote against secession
c) Arkansas's first governor
d) a Confederate General who fought in Virginia

On which date did Arkansas become a state? Which state number was it?
a) June 15, 1836 - 25th state
b) April 18, 1861 - 30th state
c) August 3, 1901 - 40th state
d) July 4, 1776 - 10th state

One of the biggest challenges facing Arkansas during its early years was getting ride of criminals and outlaws who used the region to hide from the law.

Which powerful political group in early Arkansas history were Southern Democrats made up of members of the Johnson, Conway, and Sevier families?
a) The Family
b) Redeemers
c) The Whigs
d) The Outlaws

Where did the Arkansas Capital move to from Arkansas Post?
a) Little Rock
b) Jonesboro
c) Helena
d) Hot Springs

What was the first newspaper to be printed in Arkansas Territory?
a) the Democrat-Gazette
b) the Arkansas Gazette
c) the Arkansas Traveler
d) the Times Dispatch

Who became the first governor of Arkansas Territory?
a) James Miller
b) Robert Crittenden
c) Johnny Cash
d) Henry Conway

When Arkansas first became a territory, where was its capital located?
a) Arkansas Post
b) Little Rock
c) Fort Smith
d) Hot Springs

The United States government encouraged settlers to come to Arkansas following the War of 1812 by giving them free land.
a) True
b) False

Which area of Arkansas did Hunter and Dunbar explore?
a) the Northwest
b) the Ouachita River
c) the Mississippi Delta
d) Crowley's Ridge

Which of the following countries had NOT owned Arkansas by the time of the Lousiana purchase?
a) Spain
b) England
c) France
d) the United States

What was the name of the first permanent European settlement in Arkansas?
a) Little Rock
b) Fort Smith
c) Hot Springs
d) Arkansas Post

Who was the French explorer who claimed the land that is now Arkansas for France in 1682?
a) Hernand de Soto
b) René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
c) William Clark
d) James Miller

Who were the two French explorers who explored Arkansas in 1673?
a) Lewis and Clark
b) Monroe and Livingston
c) Marquette and Joliet
d) Freeman and Custis

Who was the first European to explore what is now Arkansas?
a) Hernando de Soto
b) Robert de la Salle
c) Jacques Marquette
d) Louis Joliet

Which of the following was NOT one of the three main Indian nations that lived in the Arkansas area?
a) Quapaw
b) Caddo
c) Osage
d) Creek

Which of the following is the correct chronological order of prehistoric Native American periods?
a) Mississippian, Woodland, Archaic, Paleo
b) Woodland, Archaic, Mississppian, Paleo
c) Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian
d) Woodland, Paleo, Mississippian, Archaic

Did Arkansas join the Confederacy or the Union during the Civil War?
a) Confederacy
b) Union

Where was the first and largest Civil War battle fought in Arkansas?
a) Pea Ridge
b) Poison Springs
c) Little Rock
d) Jonesboro

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