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Deer Island (Massachusetts): Quiz

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Question 1: [10][11] The Deer Island prison is mentioned in ________'s poem "Point Shirley."[citation needed]
Robert LowellAnne SextonSylvia PlathTed Hughes

Question 2: Following the August ________, in an attempt to develop a vaccine, 62 volunteers were selected from 300 prisoners.
1918 flu pandemicInfluenzaInfluenza pandemicInfluenza A virus subtype H5N1

Question 3: In 1850, an almshouse was built to house ________.
PovertyPoverty reductionOverpopulationFamine

Question 4: Since 1996 it is part of the ________.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation AreaBlue Hills ReservationCastle Island (Massachusetts)Alewife Brook Reservation

Question 5: Deer Island is a peninsula in ________, Massachusetts.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation AreaBoston HarborQuincy, MassachusettsMoon Island (Massachusetts)

Question 6: Two-thirds of the island's area is taken up with the waste water plant, which treats sewage from 43 nearby cities and towns and is the second largest such plant in the ________[citation needed].
PhilippinesAlaskaCanadaUnited States

Question 7: Although still an island by name, Deer Island has been connected to the mainland since the former Shirley Gut channel, which once separated the island from the town of Winthrop, was filled in by the ________.
New England Hurricane of 1938Hurricane KatrinaHurricane DonnaHurricane Isabel







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