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. "The Hero" is a reference to the esteem surrounding Ferdinand de Lesseps at what point in history?
(a) During the ten-month 1870-1871 Franco-German War.
(b) In 1875 when he announces his interest in an interoceanic canal.
(c) His foundation of the Sociyty Civile Internationale du Canal Interocyanique de Darien.
(d) Upon the 1869 opening of his lockless Suez Canal.

2. The great dam at Gatun, that is 15 times wider at the base than it is high, is how difficult to construct?
(a) Moderately hard.
(b) Unbelievably difficult.
(c) Almost impossible.
(d) Surprisingly easy.

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

4. Theodore Roosevelt times his visit to experience it when?
(a) Height of rainy season.
(b) Panama's Revolution Day.
(c) Height of dry season.
(d) Between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

5. Which survivors enjoy lifelong immunity from the disease that comes and goes in waves?
(a) Cholera.
(b) Yellow fever.
(c) Malaria.
(d) Chagres fever.

Short Answer Questions

1. Theodore Roosevelt's ship arrives in Panama a day early, so as not to ruin John Steven's schedule, the Presidential party agrees to stay on board overnight, but in the morning the welcoming party finds what?

2. Marie Gorgas provides the best impressions of the American era in Panama, noting Colon is "unspeakably dirty" and depressing and the jungle is what?

3. John F. Wallace has a job offer he cannot say "no" to, but William H. Taft feels betrayed as he tailored the new ICC to his wishes, and confronts him to dress him down and demand a resignation where?

4. William Crawford Gorgas gathers data on how weather and topography affect Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malarial parasite to humans, and discovers what?

5. On his 1879 trip to New York, Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse travels to Washington and sees whom?

(see the answer key)

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