Study Guide/Mississippi Statehood Test
  • 1. Mississippi Territorial period lasted how many decades?
A) five (5) decades
B) two (2) decades
  • 2. Define squatters:
A) cleared and farmed land they did not own
B) political part of the South
  • 3. Define Antebellum
A) before Civil War Era
B) movement from Europe
  • 4. Who became the first governor of Mississippi?
A) James Wallace
B) David Holmes
  • 5. What year did Mississippi become a state?
A) 1812
B) 1776
C) 1817
  • 6. In 1804 Mississippi territory was extended North to _____________.
A) Texas
B) Florida
C) Tennessee
  • 7. Stage 3 of statehood admission began when the population reached ______________.
A) 60,000
B) 100,000
  • 8. Congress divided the Mississippi Territory into what two states?
A) Alabama and Mississippi
B) Mississippi and Arkansas
  • 9. Stage 2 of statehood admission began when the population of free men reached what number?
A) 25,000
B) 5,000
  • 10. Where was the first state legislative meeting in Mississippi held?
A) Washington
B) Hattiesburg
  • 11. What kind of judges handled civil matters in settlement of estates?
A) justice of peace
B) probate judges
  • 12. Where does Jackson, Mississippi get its name?
A) Benjamin Franklin
B) Andrew Jackson
  • 13. Jackson wanted the Indians to move where?
A) West
B) North
  • 14. During the 19th century, what two Indian groups controlled most of Mississippi?
A) Navajo and Nez Perce
B) Choctaw and Chicksaw
  • 15. What was the name of the first capital of the Mississippi Territory?
A) Durant
B) Natchez
  • 16. The present Constitution we are living under was passed __________.
A) 1832
B) 1812
C) 1906
  • 17. How many years after statehood did Mississippi need a new Constitution?
A) 100
B) 15
C) 50
  • 18. Where on the Pearl River did the legislature decide to put the capital?
A) Red Bluff
B) Pearl
C) Lefleurs Bluff
  • 19. How many acres are in a section?
A) 640
B) 1000
C) 10
  • 20. How many sections are in a township?
A) 50
B) 12
C) 36
  • 21. What document set up a framework for government and determined powers?
A) voting act of 1856
B) bill of rights
C) constitution
  • 22. Andrew Jackson's famous quote was about what famous Act?
A) Indian Removal Act
B) Antebellum banking
C) Cotton Rights
  • 23. Who did Jefferson appoint as governor in the Mississippi Territory?
A) Ben Wallace
B) Andrew Jackson
C) W C C Cl airborne
  • 24. The Northwest Ordinance provided for the admission of new states.
A) false
B) true
  • 25. Indians and African Americans were counted in the 60,000 statehood process.
A) true
B) false
  • 26. Some settlers had to purchase land grants from Georgia for a time because they controlled most of the Mississippi Territory.
A) true
B) false
  • 27. Settlers east of the Pearl River controlled the politics of the territorial period, Natchez wasn't a factor.
A) true
B) false
  • 28. The Southern border of Mississippi was extended to the Gulf Coast after the War of 1812.
A) false
B) true
  • 29. In 1817 blacks and non-taxpaying whites could not vote in Mississippi
A) true
B) false
  • 30. After the Constitution of 1832 was passes the time period became known as the "era of the common man."
A) false
B) true
  • 31. Slavery was never a divisive and troubling issue for Mississippi.
A) false
B) true
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