The Great Bridge Test | Final Test - Easy

David McCullough
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the weather like on the day the Brooklyn Bridge opens?
(a) Sunny.
(b) Windy.
(c) Snowy.
(d) Rainy.

2. Which newspaper coins the term "The Gigantic Spinning Machine?"
(a) The Times.
(b) The Tribune.
(c) The Eagle.
(d) The Herald.

3. How is Blake killed?
(a) He is hit by a snapped wire.
(b) He falls through his safety harness.
(c) He drowns.
(d) He dies from "the bends".

4. Which of the following animals does Dr. Smith perform tests on in the caissons, searching for a cure for the Bends?
(a) Dogs.
(b) Horses.
(c) Pigs.
(d) Cats.

5. Why does Roebling want to add 1,000 pounds of trusses to the Brooklyn Bridge?
(a) To support the Brooklyn marathon.
(b) To support trains.
(c) To support airplanes, should they need to land unexpectedly.
(d) To support rush hour traffic.

6. What false rumor regarding Roebling is spread through New York papers during his time in Trenton?
(a) That he has died.
(b) That he is paralyzed.
(c) That he is in a coma.
(d) That he has gone insane.

7. During what month of the year is the first cable car sent across the East River?
(a) February.
(b) May.
(c) November.
(d) August.

8. What does Seth Low's father do for a living?
(a) He is a soy farmer.
(b) He is a cherry picker.
(c) He is a silk manufacturer.
(d) He is a steel engineer.

9. How old is Washington Roebling at the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge?
(a) 66.
(b) 36.
(c) 56.
(d) 46.

10. Which of the following elements is absorbed into workers' bloodstreams, forming bubbles that keep oxygen from reaching the tissues?
(a) Nitrogen.
(b) Carbon Dioxide.
(c) Hydrogen.
(d) Lithium.

11. On the day of its opening, at what time is the Brooklyn Bridge illuminated?
(a) 12:00 noon.
(b) 12:00 midnight.
(c) 7:00 a.m.
(d) 5:00 p.m.

12. After the New York caisson is filled, how many weeks of vacation does Roebling take from the bridge project?
(a) Roebling doesn't take a vacation.
(b) Six weeks.
(c) Four weeks.
(d) Two weeks.

13. How much is the wire contract valued at?
(a) $10,000.
(b) $1 million.
(c) $100,000.
(d) $10 million.

14. Which of the following is NOT a weather that slows down the spinning process on the bridge?
(a) Rain.
(b) Wind.
(c) Fog.
(d) Snow.

15. Which newspaper sticks by Hewitt's projections for the wire contract, even though he is not an engineer?
(a) The Times.
(b) The Herald.
(c) The Eagle.
(d) The Tribune.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Emily Warren when she marries Washington Roebling?

2. In a glowing report in "The Eagle" about bridge construction, who is the only member of the project management left out of the article?

3. What future event is discussed by the old woman who retrospectively remembers the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge?

4. Which of Roebling's strange behaviors lead trustees to question his mental capabilities?

5. How many miles of wire are held inside each drum?

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