GLY 1880 Topic 23

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Prior to the 1900 hurricane, the city of Galveston was the mot populous city in Texas
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true
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After the 1900 hurricane, Galveston built this to help protect the city from future storm surge
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a sea wall
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Prior to the 1900 hurricane, the city of Galveston stood an average of how much above sea level
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4.5 feet
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The Chief Meteorologist in Galveston on the eve of the 1900 hurricane was
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Isaac Cline
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Which natural disaster resulted in the greatest loss of life?
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the Galveston hurricane of 1900
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North of Galveston Island and across Galveston Harbor is the low lying
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Bolivar Peninsula
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The 1900 Weather Bureau’s \”Law of Storms\” predicted that all tropical cyclones moving east to west across the Atlantic would:
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recurve to the north and east along the Atlantic coast
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Galveston was once one to the busiest ports in the United States
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true
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After the 1900 Galveston hurricane what Texas city replaced it as the largest city and port?
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Houston
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Cuban meteorologists of 1900 had a better understanding of the behavior of hurricanes than did their American peers
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true

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