The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

David McCullough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Chapter 18.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Phillippe Banau-Varilla's Cincinnati civic speech of building a shorter, cheaper alternate to Nicaragua, glosses over mudslides, disease, his stock holdings, and adds what new theme to the debate?
(a) Nicaragua's recurring forest fires.
(b) Nicaragua's political uneasiness.
(c) Panama's lack of pending revolution.
(d) Panama's lack of volcanoes.

2. In what way does author David McCullough find all early 19th-century canal plans preposterous?
(a) Every survey is flawed by failure to consider realistic astrological and geological considerations.
(b) Every survey is flawed by lack of effort to gain accurate, applicable data.
(c) Every survey is flawed by incorrect geographic surveys or lack of geological specimens.
(d) Every survey is flawed by inaccurate data and bad assumptions.

3. Panama is divided into how many sections for work purposes?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

4. What does the public prosecutor, Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire, propose in October 1892?
(a) Both a civil suit and criminal trial.
(b) Improbable cause for civil or criminal action.
(c) Criminal trial.
(d) Civil suit for damages.

5. The first event after the Morgan Commission that changes in favor of Panama, is Theodore Roosevelt reading news of how an audience, of civil engineers listening to Irving M. Scott in New York, does what?
(a) Unanimously rallies for Nicaragua.
(b) Unanimously rallies for Colombia.
(c) Unanimously rallies for Mexico.
(d) Unanimously rallies for Panama.

Short Answer Questions

1. The United States is granted exclusive right of transit across the Isthmus of Panama upon the signing of what document with Colombia in 1846?

2. French engineers at Panama look on American colleagues as merely adroit at improvisation, but find making do with what is available under pressure difficult and that Suez was too easy, as warned by whom?

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. The ICC's new Chairman, Theodore Perry Shonts, is best described how?

5. Phillippe Banau-Varilla goes to the "Lion's Cage," the home of John T. Morgan, and it almost comes to blows when Morgan terms Panama as what?

(see the answer key)

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