Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part IV: Cataclysm.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what street do Isaac and his family live in Galveston?
(a) Main Street.
(b) Miles Street.
(c) Avenue Q.
(d) Orchard Avenue.

2. According to Dr. Young, the storm would first move ___________ because cyclones always do.
(a) Southwest.
(b) Southwest.
(c) Northeast.
(d) Northwest.

3. What ironic numbers does the Galveston News report the morning of the hurricane?
(a) Death rate.
(b) U.S. census numbers.
(c) New births.
(d) Life span rate.

4. What does Moore ban from Cuba?
(a) Telegrams about weather.
(b) Cigars.
(c) Hurricane warnings.
(d) Scientists from studying in America.

5. Whom does Isaac save from the floodwaters?
(a) Ruth.
(b) Ruby.
(c) Rosemary.
(d) Esther.

Short Answer Questions

1. Roofs in Galveston are shingled in ___________.

2. Where the Americans see numbers in relation to weather, the Cubans see ____________.

3. What is the name of Louise Hopkins oldest brother?

4. Growing up, Isaac loves to read books by ____________.

5. What is the name of Captain Halsey's ship?

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