WONDER #2696: What Was the Great Molasses Flood?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Molasses can be very dangerous if you don’t care for it properly.
  2. Molasses is a tasty substance popular among many people, and it can be used as a flavoring or as an ingredient in baked goods and candy.
  3. It’s very important to consult experts to make sure you’re building sturdy structures.
  4. The Great Molasses Flood was an event in Boston in which poor construction led to a flood of molasses that caused damage and loss of life.

Question 2 of 3

In what year did the Great Molasses Flood occur?

  1. 1945
  2. 1919
  3. 2020
  4. 1776

Question 3 of 3

During the Great Molasses Flood, the wave of molasses flowed through the streets at _____ miles per hour.

  1. 5
  2. 15
  3. 35
  4. 105

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