On what date did the Territory of Arkansas get admitted to
A: June 15, 1836.
The name Arkansas is derived from the same root as the name
for what other state?
The pronunciation of Arkansas with the final "s" being
silent was made official in 1881, by the state legislature after a dispute arose
between Arkansas's what?
A: Two U.S. senators .
What is the all-time record low temperature in Arkansas?
A: -29 °F at Gravette, on February 13, 1905.
The legislature passed a non-binding resolution in
declaring the possessive form of the state's name to be what?
A: Arkansas's which has been followed increasingly by the state government.
The Mississippi River forms most of Arkansas's what?
A: Eastern border.
Arkansas, like most other Southern states, is part of the
A: Bible Belt.
Where is the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet?
A: Mount Magazine in the Ouachita Mountains.
The Mississippi River has major tributaries that include
the Arkansas River, the White River, and what?
A: The St. Francis River.
What State Park near Murfreesboro is the world's only
diamond-bearing area where the public can dig for diamonds?
A: Crater of Diamonds State
Arkansas has a dozen Wilderness Areas for outdoor
recreation and are open to hunting,
hiking, and camping totaling how
A US Forest Service survey found that 18,720,000acres or
56% of Arkansas's total land area is what?
In Little Rock Arkansas in July, high temperatures average
around 93 °F with lows around what?
A: 73 °F.
How many Fortune 500 companies are based in Arkansas,
Between 40 and 60 inches per year of "what" are typical
throughout the state?
Before the arrival of the white man, Arkansas was inhabited
by what tribes?
A: The Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw.
What famous explorer visited the state in 1541?
A: Hernando de Soto.
In 2012, what percentage of the state's population was
Napoleon Bonaparte sold Louisiana to the US in the year
1803, which included Arkansas, in a purchase known today as the what?
A: Louisiana Purchase.
On what date was the Territory of Arkansas organized?
A: On July 4, 1819.
When Arkansas applied for statehood, what issue was raised
in Washington DC?
A: The slavery issue.
What did Arkansas vote to do when the Gulf states seceded
from the Union in early 1861?
A: Arkansas voted to remain in the Union.
Arkansas seceded after President Lincoln demanded Arkansas
troops be sent to where?
A: Fort Sumter.
Battles early in the Civil war that took place included the
Battle of Cane Hill, Battle of Pea Ridge, and what other battle?
A: Battle of Prairie Grove.
Under the Military Reconstruction Act, on what date did
Congress declare Arkansas restored to the Union?
A: In June 1868.
Who did President Dwight D. Eisenhower send, in September
1957, to Little Rock Arkansas?
A: 1000 troops from the active-duty 101st Airborne Division to escort and
protect the African-American students.
Where was Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United
A: In Hope, Arkansas.
How many total years did Bill Clinton serve as Governor of
A: 12 years.
Arkansas's capital city has been Little Rock since 1821
when it replaced what?
A: Arkansas Post
During the Civil War when the Union
armies threatened the
city in 1862 the state capitol was moved to Hot Springs and later where?
Arkansas has how many cities with populations above 50,000?
How many people did Arkansas have according to the United
States Census Bureau estimates on July 1, 2012?
European Americans are found mainly in the northwestern
Ozarks and the central part of the state while African Americans live mainly in
what parts of the state?
A: The southern and eastern parts.
What percentage of the population is employed in the
agricultural sector in the state?
A: About 3%.
How many state parks does Arkansas have?
A: 52 state parks.
What is the most popular museum, with 604,000 visitors in
2012 in its first year?
A: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.