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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Hettie Ogle's daughter that is with her during the flood?
(a) Anne.
(b) Julie.
(c) Heather.
(d) Minnie.

2. What is the name of the cemetery that was found along the river which kept Civil War veterans?
(a) Johnstown Cemetery.
(b) Mineral Point Cemetery.
(c) Sandy Vale Cemetery.
(d) Stony Creek Cemetery.

3. What height is the water that Seibert observes coming over the top of the dam near the end of Chapter 3?
(a) 30-40 feet.
(b) 70-80 feet.
(c) 50-60 feet.
(d) 40-50 feet.

4. What massive landmark was the water's first major obstacle?
(a) A stone viaduct.
(b) Town hall.
(c) The Methodist Church.
(d) The prison.

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

6. In what year did the South Fork dam break for the first time?
(a) 1895.
(b) 1875.
(c) 1862.
(d) 1795.

7. What landmark is mentioned as reaching to the heavens in Chapter 1 that can be seen in the Johnstown newspaper?
(a) Big Ben.
(b) Pont Neuf.
(c) The Eiffel Tower.
(d) Colisseum.

8. Who was willing to help foot the bill for an outlet pipe system to increase the safety of the dam?
(a) The mayor of Johnstown.
(b) Cambria Iron.
(c) The state of Pennsylvania.
(d) Andrew Carnegie.

9. How many crucial changes did Ruff's men find that Fulton failed to notice?
(a) 5.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

10. At what height did experts say the dam could not reach if the whole town didn't want to be threatened?
(a) 70 feet.
(b) 60 feet.
(c) 80 feet.
(d) 50 feet.

11. Which of the following positive attributes is not given to Johnstown in regards to the quality of living there?
(a) No debt.
(b) Low taxes.
(c) Declining cost of living.
(d) High birth rate.

12. What disease was the only one prevalent among Johnstown residents in 1889 before the flood?
(a) Chicken Pox.
(b) Strep Throat.
(c) Scarlet Fever.
(d) Measles.

13. Who owns the South Fork dam?
(a) The South Fork Hunting and Fishing Club.
(b) The city of Johnstown.
(c) The state of Pennsylvania.
(d) Andrew Carnegie.

14. How many frame houses does Cambria Iron rent from the city of Johnstown?
(a) 700.
(b) 600.
(c) 250.
(d) 500.

15. What is the name of the telegraph operator who recalls a man running to her tower in Chapter 3?
(a) John Hess.
(b) Daniel Peyton.
(c) Gertrude Quinn.
(d) Emma Ehrenfeld.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many inches of rain dropped at the country club the night before the flood?

2. What is the name of the engineer of the Chicago Limited?

3. What falls down about 3:15 p.m. on the day of the flood, which causes a great stir in the crowd?

4. What is the name of the Methodist minister who lives two doors off Main Street?

5. What is the amount of salary Bill Jones accepts from Andrew Carnegie in Chapter 2?

(see the answer keys)

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