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. Social life in the Canal Zone during George W. Goethals' era is best described how?
(a) Equal for white majority and black minority.
(b) Idyllic for white majority, hellish for black minority.
(c) Equal for white minority and the black majority.
(d) Idyllic for white minority, hellish for black majority.

2. Company physicians agree on what as the best advice regarding the maladies associated with Panama?
(a) Stay out of the hot sun.
(b) Leave the Isthmus quickly.
(c) Avoid getting wet to protect against night air.
(d) Eat no fruit.

3. Ferdinand de Lesseps has declares publicly that 20 ships daily shall pass via the canal by 1890, and what occurs to the Compagnie Universelle on February 4, 1889?
(a) Company shares begin an upward shift.
(b) A restructuring of the company transpires.
(c) A liquidator is appointed.
(d) The company finally achieves an embankment slide resolution.

4. Whom is Ferdinand de Lesseps hailed as second only to upon his arrival in Panama with his associates in late 1879?
(a) Vasco Nunez de Balboa.
(b) Hernando de Soto.
(c) Francisco Vasquez de Coronado.
(d) Christopher Columbus.

5. The average death rate in the final year among whites is 2.06 per thousand, and what per thousand among blacks?
(a) 6.11.
(b) 8.23.
(c) 4.85.
(d) 3.51.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse negotiates a contract with Colombian President Aquileo Parra on March 23, 1878, including what conditions?

2. On his 1879 trip to New York, Lieutenant Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse travels to Washington and sees whom?

3. "The Man with the Sun in His Eyes," the subtitle for Chapter 18, refers to Theodore Roosevelt's 1906 visit to the isthmus, where he takes everything in how?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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