The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) To gather germanic and botswanic specimens, report on the natives and climate, and to take astronomical observations.
(b) To gather geological and botanical specimens, report on the natives and climate, and to take astronomical observations.
(c) To gather geological and botanical specimens, report on the naratives and climate, and to take astronomical observations.
(d) To gather geological and botanical specimens, report on the natives and climate, and to take astrological observations.

2. Who ensures the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique opens in May, the best time to be in Paris, has final say as to the agenda, rules, committee make-up, and entertainment?
(a) Admiral de La Ronciere-Le Noury.
(b) Alexandre Gustave Eiffel.
(c) Jules Flachet.
(d) Ferdinand de Lesseps.

3. Based on various exploratory expeditions through 1875, at least how many points in Central America are determined to be sufficiently narrow to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?
(a) 7.
(b) 3.
(c) 12.
(d) 19.

4. 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) Using planks.
(c) By ferry.
(d) Swimming.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to newspapers, why does Le-Shu-Chang receive the longest applause when the opportunity to rise for recognition at the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique comes?

2. A Saint Gotthard Tunnel engineer, Ribourt, warned the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique that, even 24 hours a day, the Wyse plan including a tunnel would take how long?

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

4. What firm tows its first massive, steam-powered dredges to Colon in April of 1883?

5. Days after Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique of 1879 concludes, Ferdinand de Lesseps is behind 270 rich investors who are to receive what upon a firm being legally established?

(see the answer key)

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