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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. For decades, what were the levees constructed to do?
(a) Increase the number of reservoirs.
(b) Decrease farmland.
(c) Increase farmland.
(d) Increase the number of outlets.
2. How did waves effect the levees?
(a) Their force broke them.
(b) The waves didn't effect it at all.
(c) The waves made the levee stronger.
(d) They eroded it.
3. Why did most levees fail?
(a) Tampering with the levees.
(b) Water pressure.
(c) Low quality materials.
(d) Poor designing.
4. How were the levees along the Mississippi different from levees in other places?
(a) They are taller.
(b) They are shorter.
(c) They are made of different materials.
(d) They are built to a higher standard.
5. What did the high river levels threaten in 1912?
(a) To wash away all the crops.
(b) To break the dam.
(c) To bring sewage into Mississippi.
(d) To top the levee before the sandbags come.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Leroy Percy eventually get a seat in Senate despite his popularity decline?
2. Why were veterans enlisted during the time the levees were being fixed?
3. When small tunnels are formed beneath the levee a miniature geyser erupts. What is this mini geyser called?
4. What happened in the Mississippi region between 1884-1889?
5. How did Humphrey feel about Ellet's suggestions about the river?
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