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. In a special message to Congress on January 4, 1904, Theodore Roosevelt claims what nation violates a U.S. mandate to build the canal, the "great design" of the 1846 treaty to secure its construction?
(a) Panama.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Colombia.
(d) Nicaragua.

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

3. "The Man with the Sun in His Eyes," the subtitle for Chapter 18, refers to Theodore Roosevelt's 1906 visit to the isthmus, where he takes everything in how?
(a) It was his initial experience outside the U.S.
(b) Blinded by the sprucing up for his viewing.
(c) With childlike enthusiasm.
(d) Absorbing all during the daytime.

4. Who offers a solution letting Ferdinand de Lesseps extract himself honorably and gain income from tolls coming in?
(a) Pierre Tirard.
(b) Philippe Banau-Varilla.
(c) Charles de Lesseps.
(d) H. B. Slaven.

5. Gustave Eiffel eventually is able to clear his name, but what does he do afterward?
(a) Takes his building career to the U.S.
(b) Gives up his building career.
(c) Becomes a politician in Greenland.
(d) Continues his building career.

Short Answer Questions

1. When William Howard Taft succeeds Theodore Roosevelt in 1909, the canal project is how far completed?

2. Jaques de Reinach is a nominal villain in comparison to whom?

3. Ferdinand de Lesseps' second attempt at going public, is the largest financial endeavor yet, with each share ($100) representing a year's income for half of France's working class, but may be bought how?

4. Ferdinand de Lesseps is from a family entrenched in the diplomatic services, which he enters at age 19, and he becomes interested in construction of canals when?

5. Who is installed as Director General of the entire Panama project by Charles de Lesseps to replace Pillipe Bunau-Varilla in mid-1885?

(see the answer key)

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