Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The building which housed the Galveston weather station was how many stories high?
(a) 4.
(b) 7.
(c) 12.
(d) 2.

2. Dr. Young lost his house, but his family was safe in _______________.
(a) Knoxville, Tennessee.
(b) Omaha, Nebraska.
(c) Pueblo, Colorado.
(d) San Antonio, Texas.

3. What sixteen-year-old was washed to the mainland and was given up for dead but reappeared a week later in Part V: Strange News?
(a) Harriet Jacobs.
(b) Emily Anniston.
(c) Rebecca Nordstrom.
(d) Anna Delz.

4. In the early evening, Dr. Young could only see one house in the area that was still standing. It belonged to whom?
(a) The Robertsons.
(b) The Youens.
(c) The Matthews.
(d) The Clarks.

5. Isaac Cline's neighbor sent a telegram to whom, telling them to delay a trip into Galveston?
(a) His aunt.
(b) His wife.
(c) His mother.
(d) His cousin.

6. What refers to a wireless solar telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight reflected by a mirror?
(a) Barometer.
(b) Clinometer.
(c) Thermograph.
(d) Heliograph.

7. Despite Isaac's alarm, his office still downplayed the potential severity of the storm, referring to it by what name?
(a) A moderate hail event.
(b) A twenty-year storm.
(c) An average rainstorm.
(d) An offspur of the Florida storm.

8. What did Isaac see sitting on every available object when he reached home?
(a) Marmots.
(b) Bees.
(c) Frogs.
(d) Birds.

9. Who was eight months pregnant and saw her house collapse on her husband and three-year-old son?
(a) Mrs. Englund.
(b) Mrs. Grimes.
(c) Mrs. Thompson.
(d) Mrs. Heideman.

10. In search for his wife, Isaac visited the hospital which withstood the storm and then on to a temporary morgue where how many bodies had been delivered?
(a) 170.
(b) 110.
(c) 50.
(d) 20.

11. Joseph attempted to phone to Washington, but the telephone operator wouldn't put him through because there were how many people ahead of him waiting to place calls?
(a) 300.
(b) 2,500.
(c) 1,200.
(d) 4,000.

12. Where was the letter that Willis Moore wrote defending the forecasting conducted by the Weather Bureau published?
(a) The San Francisco Chronicle.
(b) The Denver Post.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) The Houston Post.

13. It was estimated that at the height of the storm, the barometric pressure fell to __________.
(a) 27.49.
(b) 30.19.
(c) 29.44.
(d) 28.72.

14. "The Pensacola" drifted throughout Saturday and Sunday before who ordered the engines to be restarted and headed to Galveston in Part V: Strange News?
(a) Chief Moore.
(b) Captain Simmons.
(c) Colonel Sterett.
(d) General Hazen.

15. In Part IV: Cataclysm, a telegram was sent from the weather station where to the Chief of the US Weather Bureau in Washington, DC, informing him that they had lost all contact with the Galveston office?
(a) Houston, Texas.
(b) Phoenix, Arizona.
(c) St. Louis, Missouri.
(d) Miami, Florida.

Short Answer Questions

1. The passengers of the Beaumont, Texas, train who survived took refuge at what location?

2. By the end of the week after the storm, businesses were placing ads in the News assuring customers that they would not ______________.

3. In Part III: Spectacle, Isaac Cline drove the beach from one end to the other shouting at people to do what?

4. By what date does the author write that the streets of Galveston were cleaned, there were no pyres, the decomposition odor had lifted and new construction was everywhere?

5. The train coming from Beaumont, Texas, into Galveston during the storm was traveling along the flooded tracks of what?

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