The Path Between the Seas Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Morgan Committee rejects the Walker Commission recommendations, the Senate debates the issues for two weeks, and Mt. Pelye's explosion and a Nicaraguan stamp turn odds how?
(a) 50-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(b) 100-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(c) 75-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.
(d) 10-1 odds against Panama into a narrow 42-34 win.

2. The cream of the crop of 19th-century French engineers are trained at what two institutions (the most brilliant at the former, and only its top graduates at the latter)?
(a) Ycole des Ponts et Paris and Ycole Polytechnic et Chausyes.
(b) Ycole Polytechnique and Ycole des Ponts et Chausyes.
(c) Ycole des Ponts et Chausyes and Ycole Polytechnique.
(d) Universite Polytechnique et Paris and Ycole des Ponts et Chausyes.

3. Jaques de Reinach is the "Micros" article's inside source, but Ydouard Drumont denies testifying, unless he is pardoned for what type of conviction keeping him in prison?
(a) Manslaughter.
(b) Burglary.
(c) Theft.
(d) Libel.

4. 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 Mexico.
(c) Unanimously rallies for Colombia.
(d) Unanimously rallies for Panama.

5. To eliminate rumors he is terminally ill, Ferdinand de Lesseps goes where?
(a) To stand beside Ulysses S. Grant at the Eiffel Tower unveiling.
(b) To stand beside Grover Cleveland at the Statue of Liberty unveiling.
(c) To stand beside Ulysses S. Grant at the Statue of Liberty unveiling.
(d) To stand beside Grover Cleveland at the Eiffel Tower unveiling.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which book does the author urge no action be taken prior to experts first comparing the pros and cons of all potential routes in connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?

2. Panama is divided into how many sections for work purposes?

3. Both Napoleonic types, Philippe Banau-Varilla and William Nelson Cromwell are the "Panama Lobby" spokesmen, the latter a corporate lawyer with a mystery reputation who pulls strings, what is his motto?

4. At the peak of U.S. work, on any given day, how many steam shovels were operating in the Cut?

5. What do closed subcommittees at the 1879 Congris International d'Ytudes du Canal Interocyanique in Paris establish that the Nicaragua canal route is?

(see the answer key)

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