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Arkansas History Semester Test
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by Dillon Roseberry
| 48 Questions
1
2 pts
Of the six geographic regions of Arkansas, which is the largest in area?
Mississippi Alluvial Plain
Ozark Plateau
Crowley's Ridge
Arkansas River Valley
West Gulf Coastal Plain
Ouachita Mountains
2
2 pts
The study of the past, including the people, places and problems that have helped shape our present society is called:
Mathematics
Physical science
History/social studies
Language arts
3
2 pts
The Native Americans who inhabited the Southwest region of Arkansas are known as:
Caddos
Quapaws
Osage
Kiowa
4
2 pts
Culture does NOT include:
Hairstyles
Someone's intelligence
Preference of music
Holiday traditions
5
2 pts
Which of these is the TRUE statement about Arkansas?
Arkansas is known for its high population and abundance of large cities.
Arkansas is known as the Natural State, which is a testament to its popular outdoor activities and tourism industry.
Arkansas is the third-largest state in terms of land area.
Arkansas was admitted as the 25th state only because the Native Americans who inhabited the land petitioned the government for equal treatment under the law.
6
2 pts
Of the six geographic regions of Arkansas, which is the smallest in area?
Mississippi Alluvial Plain
Ozark Plateau
Crowley's Ridge
Arkansas River Valley
West Gulf Coastal Plain
Ouachita Mountains
7
2 pts
Which geographic region is home to major companies such as Walmart and Tyson Foods?
Arkansas River Valley
Ouachita Mountains
Ozark Mountains
Mississippi Alluvial Plain
West Gulf Coastal Plain
Crowley's Ridge
8
2 pts
Which of the following is a HUMAN feature?
Mountains
Rivers
Population
Plateaus
9
2 pts
Who won the very first battle of the Civil War?
South Carolina
The Union
The Confederacy
Slaves
10
2 pts
Which of the following is a PHYSICAL feature?
Government
Population
Rivers
Communication
11
2 pts
Choose the states that share a border with Arkansas.
Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana
Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, and Louisiana
Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana
Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
12
2 pts
Which natural feature gives Miller County part of its shape?
The Ozark Plateau
Shreveport, LA
The Red River
The Mississippi River
13
2 pts

In the timeline above, which event happened BEFORE the other three?
Muhammad receives vision for Islam
Black Death decimates Europe
The Inca Empire thrives in South America
Corn was domesticated in Mesoamerica
14
2 pts
What should appear on a timeline if the Common Era (after A.D. 1) has not yet begun?
A.D. / C.E.
B.C.E. / B.C.
Circa
Approx.
15
2 pts
Arkansas has how many counties?
5
6
50
75
16
2 pts
Why did later periods - like the Mississippian tradition - not require people to live as nomads like they once did? [CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]
Extreme weather and climate change meant people needed to rest for longer periods of time.
Once people learned how to grow crops successfully, they no longer needed to be on the move as frequently as the people who came before them.
The beginnings of farming ended some nomadic ways of life permanently.
The art and science of agriculture required that people tend to their farms and protect their property in a way they never needed to in the past.
17
2 pts
Which geographic region includes Texarkana and the surrounding area of Southwest Arkansas?
Arkansas River Valley
Ouachita Mountains
Ozark Mountains
Mississippi Alluvial Plain
West Gulf Coastal Plain
Crowley's Ridge
18
2 pts
The Native Americans who lived across the state and who are partially responsible for giving Arkansas its name are the:
Caddos
Chickasaws
Quapaws
Cherokee
19
2 pts
The Caddos preferred to travel by way of:
Railroad
Air
Horse
Water
20
2 pts
Which of the following can be associated with EACH of the native groups we learned about this semester? [CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]
They wore moccasins.
They had some form of written communication.
They were very resourceful.
They had a deep understanding of the land on which they lived.
21
2 pts
The dates of the Woodland tradition are 500 B.C.E. to 900 C.E.. How long did this period last?
500 years
900 years
1,400 years
2,000 years
22
2 pts
Which of the following words is closest to the meaning of the word "Paleo"?
Resourceful
Entrepreneur
Modern
Ancient/ very old
23
2 pts
Which general served as the first, last, and only president of the Confederacy?
Lyndon Johnson
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
Jefferson Davis
24
2 pts
Which of the following advantages did the South have during the Civil War?
More experienced slaves
Growing population
More experienced generals
More factories and industry
25
2 pts
Which of these was NOT a cause of the American Civil War? (1861-1865)
Southern resentment over Lincoln's election to the Presidency
State's rights
The price of new inventions like the cotton gin (engine)
The issue of slavery
26
2 pts
Slavery was abolished once and for all in every part of the United States with the passage of the 13th Amendment. What does "abolish" mean?
To free something or someone
To add two or more of something together
To free or to make free
To end something permanently
27
2 pts
Which of the following was accomplished by the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation?
Slavery ended in the South.
This directly caused the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves who had escaped to the North.
The Emancipation Proclamation was just a speech and accomplished nothing in reality.
28
2 pts
How did Lincoln die?
Killed on the battlefield
Died of old age before his term ended
Assassinated by bullet
Farming accident
29
2 pts
Which side won the Civil War?
Union
Confederacy
Neither, it was a draw.
Border states
30
2 pts
The battle that marked the beginning of the Civil War was:
Bull Run.
Antietam.
Appomattox.
Fort Sumter.
31
2 pts
The Confederacy surrendered at:
Arkansas Post.
the Texarkana Gazette.
Appomattox Court House.
the Mississippi River.
32
2 pts
Lincoln's Vice President replaced him after Lincoln's assassination. Who was he?
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Ulysses S. Grant
33
2 pts
South Carolina was the first state to:
abolish slavery on their own without direction from the federal government.
fly the Confederate flag atop a public building.
surrender after the first battle of the Civil War.
secede from the Union.
34
2 pts

There are six geographic regions in the state. Which of these statements is TRUE?
All of the state's regions are roughly the same size.
All of the state's regions are roughly the same shape.
Each of the state's regions are unique and feature different physical and human characteristics.
Each region includes at least one major city with more than 100,000 people.
35
2 pts

What is the title of the bar graph shown above?
Years
Number of Earthquakes
Arkansas Earthquakes Per Year
2000 - 2016
36
2 pts
This war was the first time African American and white soldeirs:
supported the same cause.
disagreed on something important.
fought on the same side in a major war.
had to work together to solve a problem.
37
2 pts
Women had an important role in the Civil War...
but only in the federal government.
but only in state governments.
but only in churches and schools.
but not on the battlefield.
38
2 pts
Who served as commanding general of the Union and later became the 18th President?
Harrison
Taft
Grant
Trump
39
2 pts
Which river forms Arkansas's eastern border?
The Red
The Missouri
The Ohio
The Mississippi
40
2 pts
President Lincoln's plan to bring the country back together was:
Obamacare
Trump's Taxation
The Kennedy Assassination
Reconstruction
41
2 pts


According to this newspaper headline in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper in February 2017, the unemployment rate in Arkansas:
Improved (went down) from 2016 to 2017
Worsened (went up) from 2016 to 2017
Could not be determined due to population growth across the state.
Is unstable due to the number of new jobs being created as well as jobs being lost at any given time.
42
2 pts
What was one reason why Reconstruction failed and African Americans began to see their rights go away again?
President Johnson was unsuccessful at getting all of Lincoln's ideas passed through Congress.
All Southern states were happy and eager to move on from the past.
Many African Americans began to consider owning slaves themselves.
Lincoln was the only person who had good ideas to fix the country, but he was dead now.
43
2 pts
Approximately how many African Americans fought in the war on the Union side?
16
1,600
160,000
1.6 million
44
2 pts

What would make a good title for this image?
Texas Hurricane Season 2018
Arkansas Snowstorms on Record (2001 - 2018)
Arkansas Earthquakes (in Red) and Wastewater Wells (in Black)
There is not enough information on the image to choose an answer.
45
2 pts

According to the Arkansas state budget in 2013, which of the following statements is TRUE?
More than half of the state's money is sent to its public schools ("K-12 education").
Less than a quarter (25%) of the state's money is spent in the "Other" category.
Transportation makes up 15.4% of the budget during the year shown on the pie graph.
The state's prison system ("Corrections") and "Transportation" combined make up LESS than one quarter of the budget.
46
2 pts

Choose the TRUE statements about the information above. [CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]
Arkansas has fewer nursing homes than any other state on the list.
Louisiana operates approximately 43 nursing homes per 1,000 people in the population.
The data for this graph came from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
While Arkansas has fewer nursing homes than three other states on the list, Arkansas's nursing homes had more medication-problems and received more citations between 2013 and 2017 than the other states on the list.
47
4 pts
Arkansas is home to several major companies, each of which employ a great number of people and contribute in many positive ways to the local, state, and national economies. List at least THREE of these Arkansas companies AND describe the type of product or service that each one is known for. Finally, describe the benefit of these companies to the communities across the state or to the state and nation as a whole.

48
4 pts
Describe the six geographic regions of Arkansas using the Five Themes of Geography.

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