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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part VI: Haunted.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the age of Isaac's oldest daughter at the opening of the book?
(a) 13.
(b) 15.
(c) 12.
(d) 14.

2. What does Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli discover?
(a) Wind speed.
(b) Barometer.
(c) Thermometer.
(d) Tidal chart.

3. The Friday before the hurricane brings what?
(a) Cooler weather.
(b) Strong wind.
(c) Rough seas.
(d) Torrential rain.

4. In 1891, the weather service comes under the control of what organization?
(a) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(b) Department of Defense.
(c) Department of Agriculture.
(d) Department of the Interior.

5. After the hurricane, Isaac felt _________.
(a) Guilt.
(b) Despair.
(c) Hope
(d) Pride.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does August Rollfing do when he finds his family at his sister's house?

2. According to Zebrowski, a hurricane can start with all these except one:

3. Isaac sees his transfer from Galveston as a _________.

4. What is the date at the opening of the book?

5. What type of shop does Isaac open after he retires?

(see the answer key)

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