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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does Manuel Amador send a coded telegram to on October 28, 1903?
(a) New York.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) Panama City.
(d) San Francisco.
2. William Crawford Gorgas gathers data on how weather and topography affect Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malarial parasite to humans, and discovers what?
(a) Direct sunlight, rain, and strong air currents have no effect on them.
(b) Direct sunlight and strong air currents are lethal to them, rain is not.
(c) Direct sunlight, rain, and strong air currents are lethal to them.
(d) Direct sunlight and rain are lethal to them, strong air currents are not.
3. What is the key to the lock enterprise?
(a) Pressurized air lifts gates and propels movement.
(b) Balancing gates through wide weight dispersal.
(c) Using aluminum in place of steel reduces weight.
(d) Using water to make gates virtually weightless.
4. 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?
5. A Panamanian National Constitutional Convention is held on January 15, 1904, and a National Assembly elects whom as President?
(a) Maurice Banau-Varilla.
(b) Manuel Amador.
(c) Jose Agustin Arango.
(d) Carlos Constantino Arosemena.
6. In a special message to Congress on January 4, 1904, Theodore Roosevelt claims what nation violates a U.S. mandate to build the canal, the "great design" of the 1846 treaty to secure its construction?
7. 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) San Francisco.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) Panama City.
(d) New York.
8. "Adventure by Trigonometry" is the subtitle of Chapter 12, detailing how the U.S. moves from what to what?
(a) Talking with Nicaragua, but covertly readying support for Panamanian revolution.
(b) Talking with Panama, but covertly readying support for a revolution there.
(c) Talking with Panama, but covertly readying support for Colombian revolution.
(d) Talking with Colombia, but covertly readying support for Panamanian revolution.
9. 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 hotel.
(b) At canal construction site near Panama City.
(c) Over a hospital.
(d) Over a storeroom.
10. Who is hired as America's first chief engineer for the canal project, with the understanding he need not move to the isthmus?
(a) John Findley Wallace.
(b) George W. Goethals.
(c) Theodore Perry Shonts.
(d) John Stevens.
11. The great dam at Gatun, that is 15 times wider at the base than it is high, is how difficult to construct?
(a) Surprisingly easy.
(b) Unbelievably difficult.
(c) Almost impossible.
(d) Moderately hard.
12. In the fall of 1902 as discussions of Canal Zone sovereignty reach a critical point, civil war erupts on the Isthmus and Theodore Roosevelt takes what action?
(a) Dispatches a State Department negotiating team.
(b) Sends in the Army to secure the railroad.
(c) Sends in the Marines to secure the railroad.
(d) None, as he has no legislative approval.
13. Why, on November 1, 1903, do Manuel Amador and a colleague let Colonel James Shaler know Colombian troops are approaching?
(a) To get more arms, supplies, and troops brought in.
(b) To get rolling stock safely moved to Panama City.
(c) To get more troops transported in for support.
(d) To get more arms and supplies brought in.
14. When is the Hay-Herran Treaty signed?
(a) March 21, 1903.
(b) April 23, 1903.
(c) February 21, 1903.
(d) January 21, 1903.
15. The "Great Panic" in the Canal Zone results in what?
(a) An exodus of Panamanians to Nicaragua.
(b) A demand for outgoing boats that cannot be kept up with.
(c) An exodus of service personnel back to their homelands.
(d) A demand for outgoing trains that cannot be kept up with.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Josy Vincente Concha resigns in nervous exhaustion, he is replaced by career diplomat Tomas Herran, fluent in English and popular in Washington, and Herran proves to be what?
2. John Walker does not accept the mosquito theory and insists the solution is what?
3. Who outmaneuvers the Panamanians into giving the U.S. greater rights in the Canal Zone than it wants?
4. When does the Pacific fleet pass through the Panama Canal relative to Theodore Roosevelt's death, and does he view it?
5. John Stevens is scheduled to accompany William H. Taft to the Philippines to advise on railroad construction, when who urges John Stevens to go to Panama as John Findley Wallace's successor?
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