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

2. William Cromwell, on June 13, 1903, leaks to the New York World paper he had a talk with Theodore Roosevelt about recognizing a secessionist Republic of Panama should what continue?
(a) Colombia being greedy.
(b) Nicaragua sending forces into Panama.
(c) Colombia not dealing fairly with Chile.
(d) Colombia ignoring Panama's king.

3. When William Howard Taft succeeds Theodore Roosevelt in 1909, the canal project is how far completed?
(a) 35%.
(b) 75%.
(c) 50%.
(d) 85%.

4. What takes place subsequent to the arrival of Theodore Perry Shonts and John Stevens in Panama?
(a) Shonts becomes the easygoing, relaxed master of the isthmus..
(b) Shonts becomes the irritating, authoritative master of the isthmus.
(c) Stevens becomes the irritating, authoritative master of the isthmus.
(d) Stevens becomes the easygoing, relaxed master of the isthmus.

5. For American tourists crowding trains, as impressive as they find the Gatun Dam, locks, and Culebra Cut, what gives them the greatest patriotic pride?
(a) Greatest manmade structure to date.
(b) Connecting the massive Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
(c) "Vanquishing of pestilence."
(d) Completing a task decades in the making.

6. 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) Idyllic for white minority, hellish for black majority.
(d) Equal for white minority and the black majority.

7. Who orders commissaries established immediately, even if this will violate agreements with Panama?
(a) Theodore Perry Shonts.
(b) William Howard Taft.
(c) John Stevens.
(d) Theodore Roosevelt.

8. What is the focus of attention in the final stages?
(a) Dam.
(b) Improvement in conditions.
(c) Canal size.
(d) Locks.

9. Who pays Colombia $25 million in indemnities in 1925?
(a) Calvin Coolidge.
(b) Warren G. Harding.
(c) Woodrow Wilson.
(d) William Howard Taft.

10. 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) Washington, D.C.
(b) Panama City.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) New York.

11. What does Theodore Roosevelt stress in his autobiography as to his action in Panama?.
(a) Admits in hindsight it was impulsive.
(b) Maintains it was not impulsive.
(c) It was not impulsive, the situation called for quick action.
(d) He had to take quick action, or none at all.

12. 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?
(a) Charles F. Magoon.
(b) Theodore Perry Shonts.
(c) John Findley Wallace.
(d) William N. Cromwell.

13. The Wallace/Stevens departmental system is replaced by what?
(a) Celestial, with each independent of another.
(b) Multiple-level class system as in Mexico.
(c) Geological divisions with one atop another.
(d) Geographic divisions as in the French period.

14. John Stevens feels the Panama Canal can be completed by January 1914, but doubts a sea- level version can be prior to what year?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1916.
(c) 1921.
(d) 1924.

15. Dr. William Henry Welch of Johns Hopkins Medical School convinces Theodore Roosevelt to assign a sanitary officer. Why is Welch's former student, William Crawford Gorgas, chosen?
(a) His mentor was General Walter Reed, a senior U.S. Army physician.
(b) He is the foremost U.S. authority on tropical disease.
(c) He is the most senior U.S. medical officer with experience in the jungle.
(d) He survived yellow fever, making him immune to it thereafter.

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. A Panamanian National Constitutional Convention is held on January 15, 1904, and a National Assembly elects whom as President?

3. Lieutenant Colonel William Crawford Gorgas, despite opposition from bureaucrats, maintains the biggest challenge is what?

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

5. 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?

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