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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What decision does Will Percy make pertaining to the refugees in Greenville?
2. Who refuses to care for the lower parishes even though it was promised to them by New Orleans?
3. What happens to the city of New Orleans after the floods of 1927?
4. How does Hoover begin to make improvements of the Delta area during the 1927 floods?
5. What is the Mississippi River managed under today?
Short Essay Questions
1. Although William Percy hates war, he fights in WWI and emerges a hero. What does this tell the reader about William's character?
2. How will the improvements to Project Flood reduce flooding?
3. Why does the dynamiting the levee below New Orleans prove the levees only plan to be a failure?
4. What are the possible reasons for the crops not growing?
5. What makes Hoover the obvious candidate when Coolidge decides to not run for reelection?
6. Explain how the refugees of the lower parishes are "swindled" out of the money that is promised to them?
7. Why do the the national black leaders contact Hoover to complain about the treatment of blacks in the Delta region?
8. How are LeRoy Percy's dreams being destroyed as the city of Greenville is flooded?
9. Why does Hoover's views and the Colored Advisory Committee's views different?
10. In September, what has much of the flood waters done to the area?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes, the main source of income came from bootlegging liquor which was illegal at that time. Compare and contrast St. Bernard and Plaquemines to New Orleans. How did the communities view each other? Why did they feel this way? What could change their views on each other?
Essay Topic 2
This nonfiction reenactment is full of history, hardship and culture. What points can be depicted from the novel? Why are these topics important in the novel? What events really emphasize each topic?
Essay Topic 3
The Mississippi Levee system was said to be more complicated than the average levee system. What made it different from a regular levee system? How was the levee system along the Mississippi set up? What about it made it more effective? Did this new design for the levee system help during the floods? Why or why not?
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