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. Who does Hoover send "refugee directives" through?
(a) Governor Simpson.
(b) The Red Cross.
(c) Butler.
(d) William Percy.

2. During Christmastime in 1929, why are the Greenville whites in public mourning?
(a) Their city is still in shambles.
(b) The KKK has returned.
(c) Governor Simpson was defeated.
(d) LeRoy Percy has died.

3. What do Simpson and the others do to find a solution to the compensation problem?
(a) They try to raise more money.
(b) They fire Butler.
(c) They donate the money from the City of New Orleans.
(d) They have public and private talks with Butler.

4. What does Hoover promise the blacks?
(a) The right to vote.
(b) Equal treatment to whites.
(c) Resettlement funds.
(d) Equal paying jobs.

5. The total amount of claims between St. Bernard and Plaquemines is $35 million. How much do these parishes receive between the two of them at the end?
(a) $3 million.
(b) All $35 million.
(c) $10 million.
(d) $20 million.

6. On average, how many people are the refugee camps designed to hold?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 1 million.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 5,000.

7. How long do the food stages last?
(a) A year.
(b) 4-6 months.
(c) 6-8 months.
(d) 2-4 months.

8. How does William Percy gain his reputation?
(a) Through his role in politics.
(b) Through his poetry.
(c) From his public speaking skills.
(d) As a painter.

9. What does Hoover organize in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi during the 1927 floods?
(a) New local governments in all three states.
(b) Unemployment.
(c) A local Red Cross in each state.
(d) A separate reconstruction corporation.

10. Where are thousands of people living after the floods?
(a) In trees and on rooftops.
(b) Still in their houses.
(c) In different states.
(d) In shelters.

11. Who does Hoover seek assistance from to redevelop the Delta region?
(a) LeRoy and William Percy.
(b) Butler and Simpson.
(c) LeRoy Percy and Butler.
(d) LeRoy Percy and Simpson.

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

13. Where does a large structure separate the river?
(a) Between Lousiana and Arkansas.
(b) Between Mississippi and Lousiana.
(c) Between the state of Mississippi and Atchafalaya.
(d) Right under Arkanasas.

14. Why does the flood plan have to be constantly changed?
(a) The river is always changing.
(b) They change with new government.
(c) Problems still exist.
(d) No one really knows what they are doing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How are claimants with political and social connections treated differently from the others awaiting compensation?

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

3. What does rebuilding in the Delta area lead to?

4. What happens in June of 1927?

5. How does a large floodway assist the flow of the Mississippi River?

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