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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose controlling nature had resulted in a schism between Cuban and US meteorologists?
2. In what year did Louisa Rollfing marry her husband?
3. What was the warmest month on record from the upper Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley?
4. Chief Stockman was irritated that the Cuban forecasters had referred to the storm as _____________.
5. When did the Second Anglo-Boer War end?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author describe the summer of 1900 in terms of weather in Introduction: The Beach? How is the setting of Galveston described during this time period?
2. How does the author describe the Rollfings? When did they marry?
3. How does the author describe the "August wave" in Part I: The Law of Storms?
4. What associations did Isaac Cline have with the medical profession? How did this correlate to meteorology?
5. How does the author describe the plight of Captain J.W. Simmons? Where was Simmons located?
6. What geographical and social elements set up the city of Galveston for major casualties in the event of a hurricane in 1900?
7. How does the author describe the weather events in Galveston on September 4, 1900? What did Isaac Cline note about the weather?
8. What did the weather readings tell Isaac Cline on the morning of September 8, 1900? How did Isaac feel about the situation?
9. What conditions made the storm that hit Galveston form and grow?
10. How does the author introduce Isaac Cline in Introduction: The Beach? What led to Cline's training at the US Signal Corps?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and discuss the theme of heroism in the narrative. What actions are detailed in the reading which illustrate the heroism of the train passengers? How many people survived due to the heroics of others? What heroic actions did Isaac Cline exhibit?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and analyze the political climate of 1900 and the setting of Galveston at this time. What brochures or advertisements can be found which illustrate the "boom town" quality of Galveston? What "selling points" were used to draw both inhabitants and tourists to the city? How do these advertisements relate to those seen today for resort areas?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the meteorological discoveries of Thomas Jefferson, the Byzantine Empire, Aristotle and the Greeks, and Galileo. Of what importance were these men's discoveries to Isaac Cline? How had history developed a fascination for the weather in Isaac? In what ways did Isaac as a "scientist" relate to these historical figures?
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