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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. The surveyors entered ___________________ in the Everglades which violated the treaty with the Indians.
(a) The dead zone.
(b) The peace zone.
(c) The twilight zone.
(d) The neutral zone.

2. Progress and expansion occurred along the East Coast. How much took place in the Everglades?
(a) Very little.
(b) None.
(c) A great deal.
(d) Some.

3. Eventually the first canal was dredged by _________________.
(a) Harrison DeVane.
(b) Henry Deveau.
(c) Hank Dillon.
(d) Hamilton Disston.

4. Billy Bowlegs told Twiggs that the murders were committed by whom?
(a) Five young Indians that had been captured by Chief Chitto-Hadjo.
(b) Black slaves.
(c) Himself.
(d) The white man.

5. The waters are now affected by what?
(a) Low amounts of rainfall.
(b) Pollution and industrial waste.
(c) Flooding.
(d) Salt.

Short Answer Questions

1. The rowing of this crop required irrigation that affected the water level of what?

2. In ______________, Governor William S. Jennings invalidated the swamp land grants to the railroads.

3. After the passage of the ___________________, the Everglades came under the control of the state of Florida.

4. After ___________________, people decided to grow sugar cane in Florida.

5. What were there many of in Miami at this time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the effects of the hurricane that hit Florida in 1926. How does this foreshadow Florida's future?

2. What happened when Taylor retired? Why?

3. Miami and other cities prospered after the Depression. Why? Would this have been possible in other cities outside of Florida? Why or why not?

4. How was the work of Frank Hamilton Cusing important to Florida?

5. How do events described in this story reinforce the importance of the connections between all living creatures?

6. Describe Zachary Taylor's leadership and the effects of his leadership.

7. Why was tourism important to Florida? Why has this importance continued to today?

8. Why did Billy Bowlegs leave Florida? How might this reflect the feelings of many Indians in Florida at this time?

9. How did the sugar embargo in 1960 affect pollution in the Everglades? Could this have been prevented? If so, how? If not, why not?

10. Describe the dredging of the first canal. Why was it dredged? What effects might this have on Florida in the coming decades?

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