The Johnstown Flood Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the ticket agent that is asked for his advice on whether to send a warning to Pitcairn at the end of Chapter 3?
(a) C.P. Dougherty.
(b) J.C. Walkinshaw.
(c) Chal Dick.
(d) Benjamin F. Ruff.

2. What is the name of the cantankerous editor of the Tribune?
(a) George T. Swank.
(b) Henry Clay Frick.
(c) Charles Reade.
(d) Benjamin F. Ruff.

3. How much money does the book say Cambria Iron had invested in Johnstown by the time the country club was organized?
(a) $10 million.
(b) $35 million.
(c) $20 million.
(d) $50 million.

4. Who conducts an investigation years after the flood on the whereabouts and activities of the railroad employees in the flood?
(a) Pennsylvania Railroad.
(b) The state of Pennsylvania.
(c) The mayor of Johnstown.
(d) The city of Johnstown.

5. How long does it take for Lake Conemaugh to empty in Chapter 4?
(a) 1 hour.
(b) 20-30 minutes.
(c) 2 hours.
(d) 36-45 minutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the distinguished lawyer who sets off in an open wagon to help evacuees in Chapter 3?

2. What is the title of Chapter 2?

3. What society does W. Horace Rose found in Johnstown?

4. What does Hettie Ogle see sweep past her and slam into a pier near the end of Chapter 3?

5. Who is the first flood-related death ever in Johnstown?

(see the answer key)

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