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1 Name:Class:_Date: West Virginia: 150 Years of Statehood Chapter 12: The Civil War and West Virginia's Statehood Movement True/False Indicate whether the statement is true or false. 1. The main reason the eastern counties were added to the new state of West Virginia was to provide a barrier to separate the state from Virginia. 2. West Virginia became a state when Abraham Lincoln signed the statehood proclamation. 3. West Virginia was the 30th state to be added to the Union. 4. West Virginia played an important military role in the Civil War. Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 5. What was the importance of the Battle at Philippi? A. It protected the historic covered bridge. B. It was the first land battle of the American Revolution. C. It demonstrated the North s commitment to securing the safety of the B&O Railroad. D. It demonstrated the ineffectiveness of the Confederate soldiers and foretold of their eventual defeat. 6. Who was the governor of the Restored Government of the State of Virginia? F. Arthur I. Boreman H. Francis Pierpont G. John Carlile J. Waitman T. Willey 7. What was the importance of the Battle of Rich Mountain? A. It was the turning point of the Civil War. B. It was the last battle of the Civil War in West Virginia. C. It was the last battle before West Virginia received its statehood. D. It allowed the Restored Government of the State of Virginia to operate safely. 8. In what county was the Battle of Forks and Spoons fought? F. Barbour H. Nicholas G. Kanawha J. Randolph

2 Name:Class:_Date: 9. In what county was the Battle of Droop Mountain fought? A. Nicholas C. Randolph B. Pocahontas D. Wood 10. In what county was the Battle of Scary Creek fought? F. Jackson H. Mason G. Kanawha J. Putnam 11. What was significant about the Battle at Carnifex Ferry? A. It was a decisive Union victory. B. It was a decisive Confederate victory. C. The Confederates retreated for some unexplained reason. D. The Confederates used their victory to denounce statehood for West Virginia. 12. What was the first name proposed for the new state of West Virginia? F. Augusta H. Kanawha G. Columbia J. New Virginia 13. Which was NOT an issue at the West Virginia constitutional convention in 1861? A. choosing a name for the state B. establishing the boundaries for the state C. choosing the elected officials for the state D. issuing a definitive statement concerning slavery 14. What was the final action of the Restored Government of the State of Virginia in regard to West Virginia? F. It officially signed the statehood bill. G. It gave approval for an election to choose the new state officials. H. It turned over all its records to the new government of West Virginia. J. It gave Berkeley and Jefferson counties permission to vote on joining West Virginia. 15. Which Civil War battlefield became West Virginia s first state park? A. Carnifex Ferry C. Hawks Nest B. Droop Mountain D. Point Pleasant 16. Who was the first black to become a major in the United States Army? F. Martin Delany H. John McCausland G. John C. Fremont J. Nat Turner 17. Which was NOT part of the Union strategy to win the Civil War? A. capture the Confederate capital B. stop the West Virginia statehood movement C. gain control of the Mississippi River to split the Confederacy D. blockade southern seaports to prevent the Confederates from receiving supplies

3 Name:Class:_Date: 18. What is the correct chronological order of the following Civil War battles? 1. Carnifex Ferry 2. Droop Mountain 3. Kesler s Cross Lanes 4. Rich Mountain 5. Scary Creek F H G J What was the Willey Amendment? A. It created a timeline for West Virginia to become a state. B. It provided an organized way for slaves to become free. C. It organized the Restored Government of the State of Virginia. D. It provided for the counties in the eastern panhandle to be part of West Virginia. Completion Complete each statement. 20. The battle, sometimes called the first land battle of the Civil War, was fought at. 21. The last major battle in West Virginia was fought at. 22. Confederate general played a major role in the fight for control of the B&O Railroad in western Virginia. 23. West Virginia s first constitutional convention was held in. 24. West Virginia s first two United States Senators were and. Matching Match the Confederate commander with the battle in which he participated. A. Carnifex Ferry D. Rich Mountain B. Droop Mountain E. Scary Creek C. Philippi 25. John Echols 26. John Pegram 27. John Floyd 28. George Porterfield 29. Henry Wise

4 Name:Class:_Date: Match the person with his description. A. Arthur I. Boreman E. Samuel Crane B. J. Edgar Boyers F. Francis Pierpont C. A. Bolten Caldwell G. Campbell Tarr D. John Carlile H. Waitman T. Willey 30. First state treasurer of West Virginia 31. tried to ruin West Virginia s chance for statehood 32. first governor of West Virginia Essay 33. What issues did Abraham Lincoln consider before issuing the proclamation to make West Virginia a state?

5 Name:Class:_Date: Chapter 12: The Civil War and West Virginia's Statehood Movement Answer Section TRUE/FALSE 1. ANS: F The main reason the eastern counties were added to the new state of West Virginia was to have access to the B& O Railroad. PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Statehood Movement 2. ANS: F West Virginia became a state sixty days after Abraham Lincoln signed the statehood proclamation. PTS: 1 DIF: Comprehension TOP: People 3. ANS: F West Virginia was the 35th state to be added to the Union. PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Statehood Movement 4. ANS: F West Virginia s role in the Civil War was mostly political. PTS: 1 DIF: Application TOP: Civil War Battles MULTIPLE CHOICE 5. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Civil War Battles 6. ANS: H PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 7. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Civil War Battles 8. ANS: H PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Civil War Battles 9. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Civil War Battles 10. ANS: J PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Civil War Battles 11. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Civil War Battles 12. ANS: H PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Statehood Movement 13. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Statehood Movement 14. ANS: J PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Statehood Movement 15. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Civil War Battles 16. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 17. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Civil War 18. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: Analysis TOP: Civil War 19. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Comprehension TOP: Statehood Movement COMPLETION 20. ANS: Philippi PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Civil War Battles

6 Name:Class:_Date: 21. ANS: Droop Mountain PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Civil War Battles 22. ANS: Thomas Stonewall Jackson PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 23. ANS: Wheeling PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: Statehood Movement 24. ANS: Waitman T. Willey Peter Van Winkle PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People MATCHING 25. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 26. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 27. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 28. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 29. ANS: E PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 30. ANS: G PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 31. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People 32. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Knowledge TOP: People ESSAY 33. ANS: Student answers will vary, but may include the constitutionality of statehood; the legitimacy of secession; peacetime vs. wartime actions PTS: 1 DIF: Comprehension TOP: Statehood Movement

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