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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. What was an important industry for the cities?
(a) Farming.
(b) Coal mining.
(c) Tourism.
(d) Cotton.

2. A lighthouse was built at Key Biscayne in _____________.
(a) 1827.
(b) 1782.
(c) 1837.
(d) 1872.

3. ____________ Taylor was in charge of Florida and the government's Indian policy.
(a) Zachariah.
(b) Zadok.
(c) Zachary.
(d) John.

4. The man who dredged the first canal purchased four ___________ acres of swamp land west of Lake Okeechobee.
(a) Trillion.
(b) Million.
(c) Thousand.
(d) Billion.

5. After ___________________, people decided to grow sugar cane in Florida.
(a) World War II.
(b) The Spanish-American War.
(c) The Great Depression.
(d) World War I.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The area south of ___________________ was successfully growing fruits.

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

4. In __________, the Everglades became a national park.

5. The __________ industry in the area contributed to Lake Okeechobee's pollution.

Short Essay Questions

1. The University of Miami is established. What does this reveal about Florida?

2. How did Florida becoming a slave state affect those living in Florida?

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

4. What was the Koreshan Unity? What does this reveal about some people during this time? Are places such as the Koreshan Unity in existence today? Why or why not?

5. Why were people interested in growing sugar in Florida? Is this a valid reason? Why or why not?

6. What is the purpose of this chapter?

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

8. Why did the whites want the Indians to leave?

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

10. All the cities in Florida grew very quickly. What might this foreshadow?

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