Book 1, Chapter 1
1. In which book does the author urge no action be taken prior to experts first comparing the pros and cons of all potential routes in connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?
(a) Connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.
(b) Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Span.
(c) Exploring for a Navigable Route; An Approach to Connect the East and West in a Practical Manner.
(d) Joining the West with the East, a Nineteenth Century Essay.
2. In what way does author David McCullough find all early 19th-century canal plans preposterous?
(a) Every survey is flawed by lack of effort to gain accurate, applicable data.
(b) Every survey is flawed by inaccurate data and bad assumptions.
(c) Every survey is flawed by failure to consider realistic astrological and geological considerations.
(d) Every survey is flawed by incorrect geographic surveys or lack of geological specimens.
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