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. 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?
(a) 1/2 mile.
(b) 1 mile.
(c) 3/4 mile.
(d) 4/5 mile.

2. Julesa Dingler restores order and confidence upon arrival, distributes the workload, purges the disloyal, and formulates what?
(a) A design for huge dam with 30% steeper banks.
(b) The only French master plan to be had in Panama.
(c) First of several French master plans in Panama.
(d) A plan to eliminate requirement for high laborer requirement.

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

4. On March 10, 1902, the Morgan Committee reports out the Hepburn Bill favorably, recommending what?
(a) 10-1 a Nicaragua canal.
(b) 6-5 a Panama canal.
(c) 7-4 a Nicaragua canal.
(d) 9-2 a Panama canal.

5. 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?
(a) Unanimously rallies for Mexico.
(b) Unanimously rallies for Colombia.
(c) Unanimously rallies for Panama.
(d) Unanimously rallies for Nicaragua.

Short Answer 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?

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

3. When is the sanitation problem remedied at Colon when the town burns to the ground?

4. Who rebuilds Colon after it goes up in flames, killing 18 and leaving some 8,000 homeless?

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?

(see the answer key)

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