The Path Between the Seas Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When is the sanitation problem remedied at Colon when the town burns to the ground?
(a) March 29, 1885.
(b) March 30, 1885.
(c) March 31, 1885.
(d) April 1, 1885.

2. The ICC's new Chairman, Theodore Perry Shonts, is best described how?
(a) Easygoing.
(b) Authoritative.
(c) Tollerant.
(d) Relaxed.

3. When Jules Dingler quits upon approaching mental and physical collapse and Maurice Hutin steps in for a month before resigning also, who becomes acting head of the entire effort?
(a) Phillipe Bunau-Varilla.
(b) Jaques Jonett.
(c) William Kimball.
(d) Alexander de Duponte.

4. Ferdinand de Lesseps' name comes up repeatedly before the Morgan Committee through March 1902, reportedly like a what?
(a) Bond drive in support of the Panamal canal.
(b) Call to join the nation's project at Panama in support of the U.S. Navy.
(c) Specter warning against Americans getting mired in ruin.
(d) Advertisement drive promoting the Panama canal.

5. The Morgan Committee rejects the Walker Commission recommendations, the Senate debates the issues for two weeks, and Mt. Pelye's explosion and a Nicaraguan stamp turn odds how?
(a) 10-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(b) 100-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(c) 50-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(d) 75-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some mortality estimates go up to 75% among French immigrants and beds are reported to be at such a premium that the dying have been placed where?

2. While dredging predominates in the lowlands, steam shovels, picks, shovels, and what else are key in the uplands?

3. When do Theodore Perry Shonts and John Stevens land without ceremony at Colon?

4. Company physicians agree on what as the best advice regarding the maladies associated with Panama?

5. Chairman Morgan appears happy questioning witnesses in February 1902, and his badgering of Ydouard Lampry, the Compagnie Nouvelle spokesman creates what?

(see the answer key)

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