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 rowing of _______________ became more important in 1960.

2. The man who dredged the first canal purchased four ___________ acres of swamp land west of Lake Okeechobee.

3. The crime in the Everglades increased due to what?

4. Billy Bowlegs told Twiggs that the murders were committed by whom?

5. Florida became a state in __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were slaves so valuable? How did their value affect life in Florida at this time

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

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 Florida becoming a slave state affect those living in Florida?

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

6. What is the purpose of this chapter?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Miami and other nearby cities prospered in the years following the depression.

Part 1) Describe the events leading up to the Great Depression. What was the Great Depression? How was the country as a whole affected by it? How was Florida affected? How does this compare to the effects on the rest of the country? Explain.

Part 2) Why did Miami and other nearby cities prosper after the Great Depression? What does this reveal about these cities, Florida, and the rest of the country?

Part 3) Is Florida as popular today as it was after the Great Depression? Why or why not? Would you want to live in Florida? Why or why not? Why might people still be drawn to this state?

Essay Topic 2

Many and treaties were signed by the Native Americans.

Part 1) Describe these various treaties as described in this book. How did these treaties come to exist? Why did the whites create them? Why did the Native Americans sign them?

Part 2) What do these treaties reveal about the whites and Native Americans? How effective were these treaties? Explain. How have treaties, in general, affected the Native Americans in the U.S.? Why?

Part 3) What are two other treaties the U.S. has enacted or taken part in? Why? How effective were these treaties? Why? How have the consequences of these treaties affected us today?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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