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. Theodore Roosevelt times his visit to experience it when?
(a) Between Christmas and New Year's Eve.
(b) Height of dry season.
(c) Height of rainy season.
(d) Panama's Revolution Day.

2. Who outmaneuvers the Panamanians into giving the U.S. greater rights in the Canal Zone than it wants?
(a) Theodore Roosevelt.
(b) William Nelson Cromwell.
(c) Tomas Herran.
(d) Phillippe Banau-Varilla.

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

4. John Walker does not accept the mosquito theory and insists the solution is what?
(a) Getting rid of garbage and staying indoors from damp air at night.
(b) Staying indoors from damp air at night and bathing regularly.
(c) Getting rid of garbage, painting houses, and paving streets.
(d) Swimming in salt water when possible and not eating local foods.

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

6. The great dam at Gatun, that is 15 times wider at the base than it is high, is how difficult to construct?
(a) Moderately hard.
(b) Surprisingly easy.
(c) Almost impossible.
(d) Unbelievably difficult.

7. For an overall view of the Gatun dam site, Theodore Roosevelt races up the hillside and takes a look, and then the most famous moment of his trip takes place when Roosevelt does what?
(a) Takes the wheel of a loaded dump truck and dumps it on a train.
(b) Takes controls of a 95-ton Bucyrus steam shovel for 20 minutes.
(c) Takes controls of a 275-ton train steam engine for 20 minutes.
(d) Takes controls of a 15-ton construction tractor for 20 minutes.

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

9. 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) Nicaragua sending forces into Panama.
(b) Colombia ignoring Panama's king.
(c) Colombia being greedy.
(d) Colombia not dealing fairly with Chile.

10. What is the key to the lock enterprise?
(a) Balancing gates through wide weight dispersal.
(b) Using water to make gates virtually weightless.
(c) Using aluminum in place of steel reduces weight.
(d) Pressurized air lifts gates and propels movement.

11. A worker dies of bubonic plague on July 3, 1905, and William Crawford Gorgas immediately orders a campaign to eradicate what?
(a) Mosquitoes.
(b) All rodents.
(c) Rats.
(d) Stray dogs and cats.

12. 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?
(a) Colombia.
(b) Panama.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Nicaragua.

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) George W. Goethals.
(b) Theodore Perry Shonts.
(c) John Stevens.
(d) John Findley Wallace.

14. Manuel Amador looking to improve sanitation and end centuries of plague, invests what amount of U.S. $10 million payment into urgent public works projects?
(a) $2 million.
(b) $4 million.
(c) $3 million.
(d) $1 million.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Phillippe Banau-Varilla resigns as Panamanian envoy, resumes publishing Le Matin, and asks the salary due him be reserved to build a monument to whom?

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

3. Why, on November 1, 1903, do Manuel Amador and a colleague let Colonel James Shaler know Colombian troops are approaching?

4. 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?

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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