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

John M. Barry
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What breaks the relationship between the Percy family and the black community?
(a) LeRoy went back on all his promises.
(b) The Percy's didn't defend the black community.
(c) Will attacks the black community for refusing to work.
(d) It was discovered that the Percy family is racist.

4. Although he hates the idea of war, what does William decide to do?
(a) Support the President's idea to send soldiers to fight.
(b) Help train the soldiers.
(c) Fight in WWI.
(d) Become a medic for the war.

5. How does Butler limit payments to the people in the southern parishes?
(a) He limits the amount each parish can have.
(b) He doesn't look at the sales receipts.
(c) He didn't raise a lot of money.
(d) He only gives a certain amount per household.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hoover select as the chairman of the Colored Advisory Committee?

2. Where are thousands of people living after the floods?

3. What is the atmosphere of the refugee camps?

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

5. Why do the newspapers run reports that Butler is giving fair repayments?

Short Essay Questions

1. Simpson and others try to find a solution to the reimbursement problems by holding conferences with Butler. Are the conferences effective?

2. What are the possible reasons for the crops not growing?

3. What effects the lengths of the food stages?

4. How does the flood make Hoover a hero?

5. How does Hoover respond to the demands of the national black leaders?

6. How does making the river management a national problem change the way things will be handled in the future?

7. Why would the flood plan have to be constantly revised today?

8. Even as order is beginning in the flood regions, what are living conditions like?

9. Explain how the refugees of the lower parishes are "swindled" out of the money that is promised to them?

10. Describe the relationship between Hoover and Moton.

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