The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Transfer of the Canal Zone on May 4, 1904, is not ceremonial as Lieutenant Mark Brooke receives keys to the storehouses and hospital, signs a receipt, and the U.S. flag is raised where?
(a) Over a storeroom.
(b) At canal construction site near Panama City.
(c) Over a hotel.
(d) Over a hospital.

3. As the U.S. establishes a naval base at Cuba, annexes Hawaii, and acquires Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico, the canal Theodore Roosevelt has been advocating becomes what?
(a) Enormously unpopular.
(b) Of concern.
(c) Enormously popular.
(d) Of minimal concern.

4. Who is hired as America's first chief engineer for the canal project, with the understanding he need not move to the isthmus?
(a) George W. Goethals.
(b) Theodore Perry Shonts.
(c) John Findley Wallace.
(d) John Stevens.

5. Julesa Dingler restores order and confidence upon arrival, distributes the workload, purges the disloyal, and formulates what?
(a) A design for huge dam with 30% steeper banks.
(b) The only French master plan to be had in Panama.
(c) A plan to eliminate requirement for high laborer requirement.
(d) First of several French master plans in Panama.

Short Answer Questions

1. John Walker does not accept the mosquito theory and insists the solution is what?

2. Gustave Eiffel eventually is able to clear his name, but what does he do afterward?

3. Which organization is later described as representing the world's first "transcontinental" railroad?

4. On March 10, 1902, the Morgan Committee reports out the Hepburn Bill favorably, recommending what?

5. In what way does author David McCullough find all early 19th-century canal plans preposterous?

(see the answer key)

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