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

Erik Larson
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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of Louise Hopkins's siblings made it home last, with water up to his underarms?



2. For how many hours did Dr. Young stay on his raft until he was rescued in Part IV: Cataclysm?



3. What rabbi was shocked to see all the people walking away from the beach and carrying personal items with them in Part III: Spectacle?



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



5. Isaac was bothered the most by Willis Moore's statement in the letter that Galveston had received warnings and that Isaac's office had ordered _______________.



Essay Topics

Discuss Isaac's career after the US Signal Corps and prior to his arrival in Galveston. How long did Isaac work in Little Rock? Where did he transfer next? Also discuss the storm developments which took place in St. John. How did the atmospheric conditions in this location serve to strengthen the storm?

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?

Why did William B. Stockman send a report to Washington stating that the storm had passed without dangerous winds in Cuba? What did Stockman serve to gain by doing so? What were the repercussions of his actions?

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