The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Secretary of State William Evarts agrees to send Admiral Daniel Ammen and A. G. Menocal to the 1879 Paris Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique in what capacity?
(a) Diplomatic functionaries, Ammen a military role and Menocal a civilian.
(b) Official Navy Department observers, not authorized delegates.
(c) Authorized delegates, not diplomatic functionaries.
(d) Diplomatic functionaries, not authorized voting delegates.

2. 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?
(a) The Chinese delegation had come the farthest distance.
(b) China was recognized for constructng the 999-room palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
(c) China was recognized for constructing the large dams and the Great Wall by engineers.
(d) Because China was expected to provide the labor to dig the canal.

3. 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?
(a) No less than 11 years.
(b) No less than 10 years.
(c) No less than 9 years.
(d) Noless than 7 years.

4. In late 1879, a large entourage sails to Panama arriving in what season?
(a) Dry.
(b) Hurricane.
(c) Rainy.
(d) Typhoon.

5. 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 ferry.
(b) By canoe.
(c) Using planks.
(d) Swimming.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Completed after ten years of construction in 1869, what is the significant engineering feat that shortens the trek from Europe to India by some 5,800 miles around the Horn of Africa?

3. John Walker asks Compagnie Nouvelle to verify it's franchises and title in Pa nama in April 1901, gets no reply by June, and has William Cromwell ask directly how much his client wants. They reply how?

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

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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