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, on March 29, 1885, Haitian-born, xenophobic Pedro Prestan and a handful of barefoot followers take six U.S. hostages and demand guns, an American consul orders compliance; what happens next?
(a) Cmdr. George Burt moves the gunboat Shenandoah and takes control.
(b) Cmdr. Joseph L. Dow moves the gunboat Wachusett and takes control.
(c) Cmdr. Theodore F. Kane moves the gunboat Galena and takes control.
(d) Cmdr. William Connor moves the gunboat Tennessee and takes control.

2. 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?
(a) On the floor in the basement.
(b) On the railway platform to await a train to the cemetary when they die.
(c) In coffins to await their end.
(d) Outside the hospital on the ground.

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) William Kimball.
(b) Alexander de Duponte.
(c) Phillipe Bunau-Varilla.
(d) Jaques Jonett.

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

5. John Stevens feels the Panama Canal can be completed by January 1914, but doubts a sea- level version can be prior to what year?
(a) 1921.
(b) 1916.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1924.

Short Answer Questions

1. A huge dam taming the Chagres changes the slope, increasing the "cube" excavation by how much?

2. What takes place subsequent to the arrival of Theodore Perry Shonts and John Stevens in Panama?

3. What firm tows its first massive, steam-powered dredges to Colon in April of 1883?

4. The first event after the Morgan Commission that changes in favor of Panama, is Theodore Roosevelt reading news of how an audience, of civil engineers listening to Irving M. Scott in New York, does what?

5. Due to continuing slides, the "total cube" of the cut steadily increases, until it appears necessary for the top of the cut to be how far wide to achieve a mathematically stable 1:4 ratio?

(see the answer key)

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