The Path Between the Seas Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. John F. Wallace has a job offer he cannot say "no" to, but William H. Taft feels betrayed as he tailored the new ICC to his wishes, and confronts him to dress him down and demand a resignation where?
(a) New York.
(b) Panama City.
(c) Washington, D.C.
(d) San Francisco.

2. What is the main issue impeding fumigation in U.S. facilities?
(a) Lack of devices to dispense fumes.
(b) Climate is too humid.
(c) Lack of chemical fumigants.
(d) Lack of newsprint to seal buildings.

3. The "Great Panic" in the Canal Zone results in what?
(a) An exodus of service personnel back to their homelands.
(b) A demand for outgoing trains that cannot be kept up with.
(c) A demand for outgoing boats that cannot be kept up with.
(d) An exodus of Panamanians to Nicaragua.

4. When does the Pacific fleet pass through the Panama Canal relative to Theodore Roosevelt's death, and does he view it?
(a) Several years before Theodore Roosevelt's death, he does.
(b) Just months following Theodore Roosevelt's death, he cannot.
(c) Just weeks before Theodore Roosevelt's death, he does not.
(d) Just months before Theodore Roosevel's death, he does not.

5. Marie Gorgas provides the best impressions of the American era in Panama, noting Colon is "unspeakably dirty" and depressing and the jungle is what?
(a) Full of disease and wild animals.
(b) Astonishingly beautiful.
(c) Horrifically dangerous.
(d) Dark and suffocating.

6. A movement begins in Panama in July 1903, as 25-26 gather to talk revolution, including which leaders?
(a) Phillippe Banau-Varilla, Jose Agustin Arango, and Carlos Constantino Arosemena.
(b) Phillippe Banau-Varilla, Jose Agustin Arango, and Henry G. Prescott.
(c) Jose Agustin Arango, Carlos Constantino Arosemena, and Herbert G. Prescott.
(d) William Cromwell, Phillippe Banau-Varilla, and Carlos Constantino Arosemena.

7. "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?
(a) It was his initial experience outside the U.S.
(b) With childlike enthusiasm.
(c) Blinded by the sprucing up for his viewing.
(d) Absorbing all during the daytime.

8. Where does Manuel Amador send a coded telegram to on October 28, 1903?
(a) New York.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Panama City.
(d) Washington, D.C.

9. Modest progress is made under Chief Engineer John Findley Wallace, but ends when a medley of tropical diseases results in a "Great Panic" and exodus of American engineers in what year?
(a) 1903.
(b) 1904.
(c) 1906.
(d) 1905.

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

11. Thousands of articles create popular view of Canal Zone life, but make no mention of blacks, so government inspectors and fact-finders are amazed to see the entire project depends on what?
(a) Black labor in construction and Central American labor in the service industries.
(b) Black labor, both in construction and in the vast service industries.
(c) Black labor in the service industries only.
(d) Black labor in construction only.

12. What three men is the lock design and engineering largely the work of?
(a) George W. Goethals, Henry Goldmark, and Lt. Col. Hodges.
(b) Edward Schildhauer, Henry Goldmark, and William H. Welch.
(c) Lieutenant Colonel Hodges, Edward Schildhauer, and Henry Goldmark.
(d) Charles de Lesseps, Edward Schildhauer, and Henry Goldmark.

13. Who serves as quartermaster general during World War I, finishes his career on Wall Street, and is buried at West Point in 1928?
(a) John Findley Wallace.
(b) John Stevens.
(c) Theodore Perry Shonts.
(d) George W. Goethals.

14. "Adventure by Trigonometry" is the subtitle of Chapter 12, detailing how the U.S. moves from what to what?
(a) Talking with Panama, but covertly readying support for Colombian revolution.
(b) Talking with Colombia, but covertly readying support for Panamanian revolution.
(c) Talking with Nicaragua, but covertly readying support for Panamanian revolution.
(d) Talking with Panama, but covertly readying support for a revolution there.

15. How fast before the canal becomes a smooth, quiet operation, free from the drama and hoopla characteristic of earlier years?
(a) Slowly.
(b) Very slowly.
(c) Quickly.
(d) Decades later.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a 1911 University of California Berkeley speech, former President Theodore Roosevelt gets laughs and applause when he maintains what?

2. When William Howard Taft succeeds Theodore Roosevelt in 1909, the canal project is how far completed?

3. Theodore Roosevelt's ship arrives in Panama a day early, so as not to ruin John Steven's schedule, the Presidential party agrees to stay on board overnight, but in the morning the welcoming party finds what?

4. Crews respond by competing how to top the published excavation statistics?

5. John Stevens feels the Panama Canal can be completed by January 1914, but doubts a sea- level version can be prior to what year?

(see the answer keys)

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