The Everglades: River of Grass Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The ________________ problems caused by drainage began to affect vegetable growing and livestock as well as the water supply of the cities.

2. ___________________ was established by Bowman F. Ashe who became its president.

3. At this time, Captain _____________ took over the Office of Indian Affairs.

4. This was the _________ big archaeological find in the Everglades and provided knowledge about the prehistoric Glades people.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the battles that were renewed. Why were they renewed?

2. Migrant workers were important to Florida agriculture. Why? Are they as important today? Why or why not?

3. Describe the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project. What were the consequences of this? Could these consequences have been predicted? Why or why not?

4. How did the railroad become increasingly important in Florida? How does this reflect the importance of the railroad throughout the country?

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

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

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

8. Why were people all over the country interested in Everglades land?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Attention was paid to the Everglades in the 1990s.

Part 1) Describe the attention paid to the protection of the Everglades prior to the 1990s. How did this attention change in the 1990s? Why did this attention and attitude regarding the Everglades change?

Part 2) Why was the Clinton administration so interested in protecting the Everglades? What does this interest in the environment reveal about the attitudes of those in the 1990s? Is this attitude still seen today? Why or why not?

Part 3) What is being done today to protect the Everglades and other environments and natural resources? Is this enough? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Slaves escaped to Florida.

Part 1) Describe the slave trade in the Americas. When did it begin? For how long did it last? Why did it take place? How was Florida affected by it? Why?

Part 2) Why did slaves escape to Florida? What was life like for them? How did Florida's becoming a slave state affect this influx of slaves into Florida?

Part 3) How did the end of the Civil War also affect the flow of blacks into Florida? How have blacks been important in the state of Florida? How might this be seen today?

Essay Topic 3

The Age of Exploration had a strong impact on much of the world.

Part 1) Describe the Age of Exploration. When did it begin? Why did it begin? Who was involved? How did it affect all involved in the Age of Exploration?

Part 2) How did the Age of Exploration specifically affect and impact Florida and her natives? How different might Florida be if she had not been explored during the Age of Exploration?

Part 3) What exploration still takes place today? Why? How does this exploration affect mankind and our planet? How does this modern exploration compare to exploration in the past? What does this reveal about mankind?

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