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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. How have cutoffs changed?
2. Why isn't the relationship between Hoover and the Colored Advisory Committee effective?
3. What does Hoover promise the blacks?
4. What served as an admission that the levees only system was a failure?
5. Who does Hoover send "refugee directives" through?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do LeRoy Percy and his son, William Percy, not see things the same way?
2. How does Will Percy declaring a martial law in Greenville go against everything his father believes in?
3. How does Will Percy respond to the waters rising again and levees in ruins?
4. How are the refugees that were guaranteed care treated by Hoover and the Red Cross?
5. Simpson and others try to find a solution to the reimbursement problems by holding conferences with Butler. Are the conferences effective?
6. How does the flood make Hoover a hero?
7. What effects the lengths of the food stages?
8. Why does Hoover's views and the Colored Advisory Committee's views different?
9. How are LeRoy Percy's dreams being destroyed as the city of Greenville is flooded?
10. What makes Hoover the obvious candidate when Coolidge decides to not run for reelection?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Weather was a major contribution to the historical events that occurred during 1927. What part did weather have in this nonfiction book? Why was weather so important? What did the people believe about weather during the floods?
Essay Topic 2
The tone of the story was set very early on in this historical recount. How would the tone of this nonfiction piece best be described? What created the tone as such? Is there any portion of the the Flood in 1927 in which the tone changes?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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