Why Is The Mississippi Flooding?

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Why Is The Mississippi Flooding?

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  • 1. 
    Slide 2:   Which two countries had disastrous river flooding last year?
    • A. 

      Italy and South Korea

    • B. 

      Germany and Egypt

    • C. 

      Pakistan and Russia

    • D. 

      Canada and Brazil

  • 2. 
    Slide 2: Which country is experiencing freak weather conditions this year?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Peru

    • D. 

      India

  • 3. 
    Slide 2: What three disasters have already happened in the United States this year? Check three. 
    • A. 

      Excessive snow fall

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Flooding

    • D. 

      Tornadoes

  • 4. 
    Slide 3: The US Army Corps of Engineers must  deliberately ______________  ___________ to spare riverside towns such as Cairo in Illinois Two words.  One space between. 
  • 5. 
    Slide 4: What is the biggest reason the Mississippi River is flooding?       _______________
  • 6. 
    Slide 5: What do people do to cause water to flow into rivers, rather than the ground? 
    • A. 

      Xeri-scaping

    • B. 

      Building shopping malls and parking lots

    • C. 

      Use a septic tank

    • D. 

      Drink bottled water

  • 7. 
    Slide 5: What does a levee do?
    • A. 

      Channels water away from the malls

    • B. 

      Encourages water to soak into the ground

    • C. 

      Prevents the destruction of riverside roads

    • D. 

      Changes the direction of water flow

  • 8. 
    Slide 6: What do the majority of rivers flood toward?
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • C. 

      Missouri

    • D. 

      Great Lakes

  • 9. 
    Slide 7: What did the federal government purchase from farmers in the flood lands?
  • 10. 
    Slide 7: How did engineers breach the levee?
    • A. 

      Explosives

    • B. 

      They opened a flood gate

    • C. 

      Large earth moving equipment

  • 11. 
    Slide 8: When was the greatest flood of he twentieth century?
    • A. 

      1927

    • B. 

      1937

    • C. 

      1993

    • D. 

      2008

  • 12. 
    Slide 9: The farming in the midwest has fertile land because of its proximity to the river. What is a downside?
  • 13. 
    Slide 9:             This question is your opinion only.  There are no right or wrong answers.               Check which statements you agree with.
    • A. 

      People should be protected from flooding.

    • B. 

      Rivers should be diverted as long as we can make money.

    • C. 

      Farmer should be grateful their crops are being fertilized.

    • D. 

      People should not live near rivers without expecting floods.

  • 14. 
    Slide 10: Large ____________________ and heavy spring ________________ are a classic formula for __________________ . Three words in order. Once space between. 
  • 15. 
    Slide 11: What conclusion can you come to based on the information so far in this lesson?
    • A. 

      Some years are more likely to have flooding during January or February.

    • B. 

      Years that have heavy snowfall and rain are most likely to flood.

    • C. 

      The historical record has nothing to do with science.

  • 16. 
    Slide 12: Do scientists already know everything about the science of weather?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Slide 12: A research group led by UpmanuLall  at Columbia University in New York had been trying to correlate a century's worth of floods in the Midwest to continent-wide weather patterns. What does correlate mean?
    • A. 

      The interior of a global body

    • B. 

      Determine if there is a relationship between

    • C. 

      The area in the Midwest floods each century

  • 18. 
    Slide 13: _____________  _______________  systems force moisture inland like a funnel.  One word. lease add hyphen. 
  • 19. 
    Slide 14: The high pressure system may be cause by 
    • A. 

      La Nina and El Nino

    • B. 

      Lil Boosie and Walnita Decuir-Hatch

    • C. 

      Beyonce and Jay Z

    • D. 

      Shakira and Antonio De la Rua

  • 20. 
    Slide 15: Why is predicting the weather important?
    • A. 

      It allows people to prepare for natural events

    • B. 

      It prepares residents for "all" natural disasters

    • C. 

      It allows the president to know why natural events occur

  • 21. 
    Slide 16: In what ways have conditions changed since the 1927 flood.   Pick two.
    • A. 

      Urban development

    • B. 

      Increased population

    • C. 

      Increased land area

  • 22. 
    Slide 16: What small city that lies between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers is making the news? 
    • A. 

      Montgomery

    • B. 

      Memphis

    • C. 

      Sandusky

    • D. 

      Cairo

  • 23. 
    Slide 17: What does the geologist call people to forget that future generations were flooded? One word. Please add hyphen. 
  • 24. 
    Slide 18: One thing that farmers had in the 1927s that today's people don't have is a boat. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Slide 19: Did global warming cause the flooding? 
    • A. 

      It's unclear

    • B. 

      Yes, it's clear.

  • 26. 
    Slide 20:                           Check three ways that we alter rivers?
    • A. 

      We drain water into runoff, rather than letting it soak into the soil

    • B. 

      We build levees

    • C. 

      We pollute them

    • D. 

      We live by them

  • 27. 
    Slide 21: In the Netherlands, do they alter the rivers the way the United States does? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No