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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8 | Chapter 9.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What two things did Humphrey unsuccessfully attempt to do to change the mouth of the Mississippi River?
(a) Dredges and bridges.
(b) Creating a new river and a dam.
(c) Canals and dredges.
(d) Bridges and canals.
2. Why wasn't Humphrey's report accepted well in the United States?
(a) The Americans didn't believe him.
(b) The report didn't make any sense.
(c) The Civil War was happening.
(d) He didn't publish it in the United States.
3. What helped Leroy Percy lose a lot of his political influence outside of the Delta area?
(a) He helped Vardaman get defeated for a seat in Senate.
(b) He advocated for the rights of women.
(c) He enforced the need for slaves.
(d) He wanted to free all slaves.
4. What did the official report about the mouth of the Mississippi that Eads wrote finally say?
(a) The channel did not get any deeper.
(b) The channel is 16 feet deep with no sandbar.
(c) The channel is 16 feet deep but a sandbar still exists.
(d) The channel is only 14 feet deep and the sandbar is still there.
5. What did Congress create in response to the flooding in Mississippi?
(a) The U.S. Levee Commission.
(b) A plan to reroute the river.
(c) A plan to create walls along the river.
(d) The Hoover Dam.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Humphrey prove himself to be in combat?
2. What percentage of the United States does the Mississippi River drain?
3. In 1850, what were the Humphreys and Charles Ellet Jr. competing for?
4. Why was Eads allowed to proceed with his idea after being opposed unanimously?
5. During the 1900 a new demand surged in throughout the United States. What was that demand?
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