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 begin to make improvements of the Delta area during the 1927 floods?
(a) He gives the citizens seeds and lessons on how to grow crops.
(b) He forms a local Red Cross.
(c) He runs a national food drive.
(d) He hires locals to rebuild.

2. What is the atmosphere of the refugee camps?
(a) Hostile.
(b) Sad.
(c) Jovial.
(d) Relief.

3. 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) $10 million.
(b) All $35 million.
(c) $20 million.
(d) $3 million.

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

5. Why does Hoover get the assistance of Moton?
(a) To show he wasn't racist.
(b) To get a better relationship with the black community.
(c) To include the black community in his plans.
(d) To "deflect" criticism of the black community.

6. What is the Mississippi River managed under today?
(a) A different comittee in each state it runs through.
(b) The Mississippi Flood Committee.
(c) Free From Flood.
(d) Project Flood.

7. What does the New Orleans' financial elite spend a lot of time doing?
(a) Strengthening their levees.
(b) Convincing the national business interests that New Orleans was never in flood danger.
(c) Raising money for the surrounding areas.
(d) Helping the areas around them rebuild.

8. Why do the newspapers run reports that Butler is giving fair repayments?
(a) They believe he is actually making these repayments.
(b) Butler is paying them off.
(c) They are afraid of Butler.
(d) Butler threatened to sue.

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

10. How does Butler ensure the city of New Orleans will not face legal actions?
(a) He hires the best lawyers to represent the city.
(b) He threatens any lawyers that could be hired.
(c) He makes sure the city does nothing wrong.
(d) He threatens the people from suing them.

11. What do the people suffer from long after the flood?
(a) Disease.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Homelessness.
(d) Monetary issues.

12. What decision does Will Percy make pertaining to the refugees in Greenville?
(a) To evacuate them.
(b) To create more camps.
(c) To stop giving them resources.
(d) To keep them there.

13. In September, 1927 what condition is the Mississippi Drainage Basin in?
(a) Flourishing in crops.
(b) The same as before the flood.
(c) Ruin and rot.
(d) In reconstruction.

14. Hoover speaks to the black community to ease tempers. How does the black community respond?
(a) In a non-violent protest.
(b) Not at all.
(c) With anger.
(d) With happiness.

15. Who remains in Greenville after the news of the coming floodwaters is announced?
(a) Just the blacks.
(b) Just the poor whites.
(c) The blacks, the poor whites and the business leaders.
(d) Just the business leaders.

Short Answer Questions

1. What breaks the relationship between the Percy family and the black community?

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

3. How is William Percy different than his father, LeRoy?

4. What happens in June of 1927?

5. Why can't boats in the flooded area help get people out?

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