Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Test | Final Test - Hard

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What other crop was destroyed?

2. Where did the arrest take place?

3. What system was overwhelmed by the arrival of the Irish?

4. Landlords were required to pay for a tenant's stay in the workhouse for how long?

5. Which of the following was not recommended for preventing disease?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

By today's standards, the British government broke many moral and ethical laws. Rewrite the governmental reaction to the Irish Potato Famine if it were to take place today. What would be different? How would the United States participate in providing aid? Would the British government be more or less likely to give in to pressure from outside influences in a modern setting?

Essay Topic 2

Recount the story of the Widow McCormack and her children. Who were they? Where did they live? What was their role in the story? What happened to them? What happened to their property?

Essay Topic 3

Explain blight and how it affected the potato crops in Ireland from 1845-1850. Discuss how the blight started, what caused it, and what actions were taken to prevent it and cure it. Also recount the effectiveness of the possible solutions.

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