The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse sails back to New York in early 1879 to buy the Panama Railroad Company, but its president is the major stockholder with the leverage to demand what price?
(a) $100 per share, full market value.
(b) $400 per share, four times the market value.
(c) $200 per share, two times the market value.
(d) $300 per share, three times the market value.

2. The cream of the crop of 19th-century French engineers are trained at what two institutions (the most brilliant at the former, and only its top graduates at the latter)?
(a) Ycole des Ponts et Chausyes and Ycole Polytechnique.
(b) Universite Polytechnique et Paris and Ycole des Ponts et Chausyes.
(c) Ycole des Ponts et Paris and Ycole Polytechnic et Chausyes.
(d) Ycole Polytechnique and Ycole des Ponts et Chausyes.

3. Going past Panama swamp in late 1879, Ferdinand de Lesseps and others reach a huge, iron bridge washed out by the worst recorded flood at Barbacoas, so they cross the river how to board another train?
(a) By canoe.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Using planks.
(d) By ferry.

4. As Panama shares slip in value by mid-1885, Ferdinand de Lesseps lies to the stockholders stating the task is how far accomplished?
(a) Over 50%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 40%.
(d) 33%.

5. Yeas were primarily French, yet A.G. Menocal's analysis of the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique canal site vote showed how many were French Society of Engineers members?
(a) None.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which delegate to the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique in Paris takes into consideration the deadly climate of Panama?

2. An initial stock offering after the1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique goes poorly, so Ferdinand de Lesseps gives back investors' funds, has another issue offered, and declares what?

3. Although Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse completes his trip to Bogota, Colombia, in mid-May of 1878, and subsequently conducts a preliminary trip to Nicaragua, where does the lieutenant travel next?

4. Beyond maps and plans, what is Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse refused access to in 1878?

5. To eliminate rumors he is terminally ill, Ferdinand de Lesseps goes where?

(see the answer key)

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