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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. Florida became a state in __________.
(a) 1945.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1854.
(d) 1885.

2. What were there many of in Miami at this time?
(a) Students and young families.
(b) Cowboys and Indians.
(c) Bathers and casinos.
(d) Farmers and teachers.

3. The lives of the Indians were also changing as they adapted more modern ways, especially who?
(a) The younger ones.
(b) The men.
(c) The younger males.
(d) The younger females.

4. Why did they want to grow sugar?
(a) Many sugar crops had died elsewhere in the country due to disease.
(b) Sugar was becoming very popular.
(c) The country was in need of more sugar.
(d) They could replace the chemicals that were missing from the land.

5. Who replaced these workers after World War II?
(a) Indian workers.
(b) Hispanic workers.
(c) Black workers.
(d) White workers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mail delivery developed slowly first by foot, and then by wagon and ____________.

2. Miami and nearby areas _______________ in the years following the Depression.

3. A lighthouse was built at Key Biscayne in _____________.

4. When the fields were ______________, they built a dike and tried planting the cane again.

5. When was rum running popular?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What were the effects of the Yellow Fever epidemic? How have such epidemics been seen and dealt with in our own time?

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

5. What were the results of the Swamp Land Act of 1850?

6. How did the ending of the Civil War affect Florida?

7. How was corruption and crime a part of life in Florida in this chapter? How is this also a theme of this book?

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

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

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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