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Katrina's Impact: An Interactive Quiz

By April Chan
Maryland Newsline
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005

1. The most heavily flooded parts of New Orleans sat under how many feet of water after Hurricane Katrina hit and the levees broke?

20 feet
30 feet
40 feet
50 feet

2. True or false: Katrina’s strength caused the Gulf of Mexico waters to surge more than 30 feet above normal tidal levels in some areas before slamming into the coastline.

True
False

3. True or false: To date, more people have been confirmed dead due to Hurricane Katrina than due to the 2001 terrorist attacks at New York City’s World Trade Center.

True
False

4. In Maryland, where more than 2,700 evacuees have registered with the Red Cross and more than 800 evacuees have received help from the Department of Health and and Mental Hygiene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing how much to reimburse the state for the care?

$2 million
$5 million
$10 million
$120 million

5. True or False: The flooding that would result from a hurricane or tropical storm passing over or near Maryland would more likely be due to abundant rainfall than storm surges.

True
False

6.  True or False: Johns Hopkins University will allow students displaced by the hurricane and enrolled for the fall semester to stay on  permanently.

True
False

7. What well-known French Quarter eatery opened for business as soon as merchants were allowed back into New Orleans Sept. 17-- and began serving beans and rice, a Louisiana specialty?

Galatoire
Brennan’s
Alex Patout’s Louisiana Kitchen
Bayona’s

8. True or False: More than a dozen New Orleans musicians and/or bands were still missing as of Sept. 17.

True
False

9. Hurricane Katrina has set back or ruined 318 clinical trials monitored by the National Cancer Institute involving how many patients in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama?

586
732
7,089
8,093

Copyright 2005 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism


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