The Control of Nature Multiple Choice Test Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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