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

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Final Test - Hard

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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the scandal of Henry Howgate and its impact on the US Signal Corps. How was the reputation of the Corps affected upon Isaac Cline's arrival? What did Isaac know about this history? How did Howgate escape the authorities and where did he go?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the geography of Galveston in 1900. What elements of the topography led Galveston to be particularly vulnerable in the event of a hurricane? How was the city's infrastructure developed? How is it different today?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the conflicts between the US Weather Bureau and the local Cuban forecasters. How was Willis Moore to blame for the animosity between the two? How many lives were potentially lost as a result of egoism? How does the author express this thematically in the narrative?

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