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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Isaac receives conflicting reports about the storm's intensity from where?
(a) Florida.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Washington.
(d) Cuba.

2. An easterly wind converges over the ________ in the early weeks of August 1900.
(a) Pacific.
(b) Amazon.
(c) Sahara.
(d) Gobi.

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

4. What is the name of the tropical storm that dumped record amounts of rain on the Texas coast in 1979?
(a) Corinne.
(b) Claudette.
(c) Catherine.
(d) Camille.

5. Where does Moore recommend fishermen should remove their nets ahead of the storm?
(a) New Jersey.
(b) Florida.
(c) North Carolina.
(d) Maine.

6. In what field is Isaac a pioneer?
(a) Medical climatology.
(b) Military medicine.
(c) Missionary work.
(d) Meteorology.

7. Who coined the word "cyclone" to describe hurricane damage?
(a) Col. William Read.
(b) William Redfield.
(c) Isaac Cline.
(d) Henry Piddington.

8. What is the name of the newest member of Isaac's staff the summer of 1900?
(a) John Blagden.
(b) Joseph Cline.
(c) Willis Moore.
(d) Harry Baldwin.

9. What does Isaac become obsessed with after an article he wrote is rejected?
(a) Storms.
(b) Hail.
(c) Rain.
(d) Wind.

10. Roofs in Galveston are shingled in ___________.
(a) Slate.
(b) Wood.
(c) Cork.
(d) Tin.

11. Growing up, Isaac loves to read books by ____________.
(a) Jules Verne.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) George Eliot.

12. Where do Isaac and his family go on Sundays?
(a) The bathhouses.
(b) The movies.
(c) Synagogue.
(d) Catholic church.

13. In what year did Galveston experience a big fire?
(a) 1895.
(b) 1883.
(c) 1885.
(d) 1893.

14. Who writes parodies about the efforts of the weather service?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) George Eliot.
(d) Jules Verne.

15. How many storms are there in the hurricane season before Galveston?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) None.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many miles above sea level is the highest point of Galveston?

2. How old is Isaac?

3. What word does the U.S. weather service make every effort to avoid?

4. What kind of sleeper is Isaac?

5. Who came up with a compelling theory about the cause of the trade winds?

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