Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Day the Dam Broke - SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS


When and where did the rumour about the breaking of dam spread?
The rumour about the breaking of dam spread in the city of Columbus on March 12, 1913 at about noon. It was on High Street, the main trade centre that the rumour first spread and people started running towards east away from the Ohio River.

How long did the panic last in the lesson The Day the Dam Broke and how was the order restored?
In James Thurber's native town Columbus, on March 12, 1913 at about noon, a rumour spread that River Ohio was in flood and the dam had broken, and soon it would flood their town. Everyone started running towards east away from the river. This panic lasted for two hours. Order restored when the militiamen riding about in motor-lorries announced on mega phones that the dam had not broken. However, the frightened minds mistook the announcement and thought that the men were announcing that the dam had then broken, thus setting an official seal of authentication on the event. Then they realized their mistake and started going back to normalcy.

How did the panic start in the cinema on high street and how was order restored?
The panic in the cinema on High street started when an elderly man, sitting near the writer's aunt Edith mumbling got up and went up the aisle at a dog-trot. This startled everyone. In an instant everybody was jamming the aisle. An elderly woman, who was always afraid of burning up alive, shouted "fire". Thus soon everyone was out and running towards east. 
Order was restored by militiamen who were announcing on megaphones "the dam has not broken". To the frightened minds, the announcement sounded "The dam has now broken". However, soon they were able to comprehend what the militiamen were saying, and order was restored.

When and where did the rumour about the breaking of dam spread?
The rumour about the breaking of dam spread in the city of Columbus on March 12, 1913 at about noon. It was on High Street, the main trade centre that the rumour first spread and people started running towards east away from the Ohio River.

How long did the panic last in the lesson The Day the Dam Broke and how was the order restored?
In James Thurber's native town Columbus, on March 12, 1913 at about noon, a rumour spread that River Ohio was in flood and the dam had broken, and soon it would flood their town. Everyone started running towards east away from the river. This panic lasted for two hours. Order restored when the militiamen riding about in motor-lorries announced on mega phones that the dam had not broken. However, the frightened minds mistook the announcement and thought that the men were announcing that the dam had then broken, thus setting an official seal of authentication on the event. Then they realized their mistake and started going back to normalcy.

How did the panic start in the cinema on high street and how was order restored?
The panic in the cinema on High street started when an elderly man, sitting near the writer's aunt Edith mumbling got up and went up the aisle at a dog-trot. This startled everyone. In an instant everybody was jamming the aisle. An elderly woman, who was always afraid of burning up alive, shouted "fire". Thus soon everyone was out and running towards east. 

Order was restored by militiamen who were announcing on megaphones "the dam has not broken". To the frightened minds, the announcement sounded "The dam has now broken". However, soon they were able to comprehend what the militiamen were saying, and order was restored.

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