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. On May 2, 1902, the second key swaying event following the Morgan Committee reports is Mount Pelye exploding on Martinique; how far away and how many killed?
(a) 150 miles from Nicaragua, 3,000 killed.
(b) 1,500 miles from Nicaragua, 3,000 killed.
(c) 3,000 miles from Nicaragua, 15,000 killed.
(d) 1,500 miles from Nicaragua, 30,000 killed.

2. What firm tows its first massive, steam-powered dredges to Colon in April of 1883?
(a) Compagnie Universal de Panama.
(b) Compagnie Nouvelle de Canal de Panama.
(c) Slaven & Herne Dredging & Contracting, Inc.
(d) Herne, Slaven & Co. (later American Contracting and Dredging Co.).

3. 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) 100-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(b) 50-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(c) 75-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(d) 10-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.

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

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

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. John Stevens feels the Panama Canal can be completed by January 1914, but doubts a sea- level version can be prior to what year?

3. On March 10, 1902, the Morgan Committee reports out the Hepburn Bill favorably, recommending what?

4. 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?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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