The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Chapter 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who outmaneuvers the Panamanians into giving the U.S. greater rights in the Canal Zone than it wants?
(a) Theodore Roosevelt.
(b) Tomas Herran.
(c) William Nelson Cromwell.
(d) Phillippe Banau-Varilla.

2. Modest progress is made under Chief Engineer John Findley Wallace, but ends when a medley of tropical diseases results in a "Great Panic" and exodus of American engineers in what year?
(a) 1904.
(b) 1906.
(c) 1905.
(d) 1903.

3. Back in Paris, in mid-1885, Ferdinand de Lesseps stipulates his Panama project ranks how in comparison to Suez?
(a) Ten times more difficult than Suez.
(b) Less difficult than Suez, just longer.
(c) Twice as difficult as Suez.
(d) Equally difficult to Suez.

4. To eliminate rumors he is terminally ill, Ferdinand de Lesseps goes where?
(a) To stand beside Ulysses S. Grant at the Eiffel Tower unveiling.
(b) To stand beside Grover Cleveland at the Statue of Liberty unveiling.
(c) To stand beside Grover Cleveland at the Eiffel Tower unveiling.
(d) To stand beside Ulysses S. Grant at the Statue of Liberty unveiling.

5. When Phillippe Banau-Varilla resigns as Panamanian envoy, resumes publishing Le Matin, and asks the salary due him be reserved to build a monument to whom?
(a) Ferdinand de Lesseps.
(b) John Stevens.
(c) Himself.
(d) Thomas Roosevelt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What results from the six-month expedition led by Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse that leaves France in early November of 1876?

2. What promise does Ferdinand de Lesseps keep on January 1, 1880?

3. As Panama shares slip in value by mid-1885, Ferdinand de Lesseps lies to the stockholders stating the task is how far accomplished?

4. What do closed subcommittees at the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique in Paris establish that the Nicaragua canal route is?

5. What does the public prosecutor, Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire, propose in October 1892?

(see the answer key)

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