The Control of Nature Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. This book is a:
(a) Traditional history textbook.
(b) Science fiction novel.
(c) Traditional science textbook.
(d) Historical nonfiction novel.

2. Atchafalaya is a what?
(a) Mountain.
(b) City.
(c) Waterfall.
(d) River.

3. The author tells stories of the following people in conflict with forces of nature:
(a) Government officials.
(b) All of the them.
(c) Engineers.
(d) Residents.

4. What is the author's role in this book?
(a) Investigative reporter.
(b) Trained scientist.
(c) Passive observer.
(d) Influential politician.

5. Throughout the book, a predominant theme is that the following gets in the way of man's plans:
(a) Machinery.
(b) Environmental Protection Agency.
(c) Nature.
(d) The economy.

6. Sympathetically, who does McPhee blame for destructive actions against the natural order of the environment?
(a) Foreign policy.
(b) The Executive branch of government.
(c) The United Nations.
(d) Man.

7. A navigation lock on the bank of the Mississippi River lowers ships down to where?
(a) Red River.
(b) Atchafalaya River.
(c) Atlantic Ocean.
(d) Gulf of Mexico.

8. What are residents of French Acadia called?
(a) Mississipiuns.
(b) Francadians.
(c) Arcadians.
(d) Cajuns.

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