Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Hoover manage to import boats to the area?
(a) He paid people large amounts of money to borrow their boats.
(b) He ordered the Coast Guard to go into the area.
(c) He used the help of the Red Cross.
(d) He bought new ones to send in the area.

2. Why does Hoover need a good reputation with the blacks?
(a) To stop racial discrimination.
(b) To win the presidency.
(c) To put an end to the Klan.
(d) To make the Delta recover more quickly.

3. In an effort to save Greenville, William Percy is determine to fix the levee. After several council meetings with this as the main topic, what is decided?
(a) The blacks will be forced to fix the levee with no pay.
(b) A company will be hired to build a completely new levee.
(c) They will not fix the levee at all.
(d) Everyone in the refugee camp will be paid to fix the levee.

4. Who is the obvious candidate for presidency when Coolidge declines a bid for reelection?
(a) Simpson.
(b) Hoover.
(c) Butler.
(d) LeRoy Percy.

5. A long series of meetings ensues to discuss the legislature to alter the river. Who moves to Washington to participate in the debates even though he was not asked?
(a) Simpson.
(b) Percy.
(c) Thomson.
(d) Butler.

6. Who is very aware of Butler's actions regarding the allocation of funds to the southern parishes?
(a) Governor Simpson.
(b) President Coolidge.
(c) William Percy.
(d) Herbert Hoover.

7. How do the parishes that have been destroyed feel about the newspaper articles that are being printed?
(a) They are angry.
(b) They are happy about it.
(c) They are very surprised.
(d) They are saddened.

8. Butler continues to make promises to the southern parishes but what are his intentions?
(a) To steal from them.
(b) To help them the best way he can.
(c) To keep all his promises.
(d) To not give them the money they were promised.

9. What is Hoover's main response to the Greenville situation?
(a) He asked the President for help.
(b) He went into damage control.
(c) He dontated money himself.
(d) He ignored it.

10. Who makes the Flood Relief Committee overturn Will Percy's decision to evacuate the refugees?
(a) Herbert Hoover.
(b) Coolidge.
(c) Butler.
(d) LeRoy Percy.

11. What does Moton's committee establish after their inspection of the flood area?
(a) That the area wasn't fit to live in.
(b) That the area was flourishing.
(c) That blacks were being held captive in the camps.
(d) That blacks were being treated fairly in the area.

12. What does Hoover do in response to Moton's report?
(a) He ignores the report.
(b) He makes Moton in charge of a committee to improve the quality of life.
(c) He starts to make changes that day.
(d) He promises future assistance to the blacks.

13. What is Will's position during the floods of 1927?
(a) He is Hoover's assistant.
(b) He is the President's secretary.
(c) He is chairman of the Red Cross.
(d) He is mayor of New Orleans.

14. What has Coolidge done for the flooded areas in 1927?
(a) Nothing.
(b) He has designed a fundraisier to raise money for them.
(c) He's visited them.
(d) He has donated money.

15. Why was a concrete spillway built?
(a) To slow down the river.
(b) To make a lake.
(c) To allow water to flow into Lake Pontchartrain.
(d) To make a dam.

Short Answer Questions

1. What fraction of the crops planted are actually harvested?

2. What happens as the rain continues to fall in the Delta area?

3. In the fall, what comes after the flood?

4. Why does Hoover get the assistance of Moton?

5. What do the refugees of St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parish begin to seek?

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