The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which monument unveiling did Ferdinand de Lesseps attend in October of 1886?
(a) The London Bridge.
(b) The Statue of Liberty.
(c) The Washington Monument.
(d) The Eiffel Tower.

2. Who is the Turr Syndicate directed by?
(a) General Istvan Turr, Baron Jacques de Reinach, and Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse.
(b) Colonel Istvan Turr, Lord Jacques de Reinach, and Admiral Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse.
(c) General Istvan Turr, Baron Jacques de Reinach, and Commander Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse.
(d) Baron Istvan Turr, Commodore Jacques de Reinach, and Captain Lucien Napoleon-Bonaparte Wyse.

3. In late 1879, Ferdinand de Lesseps initiates publication of what propaganda organ?
(a) Enregistrons du Corridoir Centre Amerique.
(b) Bulletin du Canal Interocyanique.
(c) Journal avante de Partie du Monde.
(d) Gazette du Canal a Travers Panama.

4. 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) 2.
(b) None.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

5. Before leaving Panama for New York en route to Paris, Ferdinand de Lesseps dismisses all talk regarding the deadly jungle climate and maintains what about the task?
(a) It will be more difficult than Suez.
(b) It will be no harder than Suez.
(c) It will be easier than Suez.
(d) It will be easier than Suez, but take longer.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Cholera kills 48 of 50 technicians and 150 soldiers and dependents en route to duty in Panama in 1852, yet which Fourth Infantry member survives and becomes President?

3. For what purpose does Navy Secretary George M. Robeson direct Commander Thomas O. Selfridge to the Isthmus of Darien at Caledonia Bay, some 150 miles to the east of the Panama Canal Railroad on January 10, 1870?

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

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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