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. At the peak of U.S. work, on any given day, how many steam shovels were operating in the Cut?
(a) 50-60.
(b) 30-40.
(c) 15-25.
(d) 80-90.

2. 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) He is the foremost U.S. authority on tropical disease.
(b) He is the most senior U.S. medical officer with experience in the jungle.
(c) He survived yellow fever, making him immune to it thereafter.
(d) His mentor was General Walter Reed, a senior U.S. Army physician.

3. Theodore Roosevelt declares he would have recommended the Congress take possession of the isthmus had the Panamanians not revolted, as which nation is not a responsible power?
(a) Nicaragua.
(b) Colombia.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Panama.

4. Who lives to read about the opening of the Panama Canal in their quiet retirements?
(a) Charles de Lesseps, Dennis Hart Mahan, and Thomas O. Selfridge.
(b) Ferdinand de Lesseps, Charles de Lesseps, and Phillippe Banau-Varilla.
(c) Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Phillippe Banau-Varilla.
(d) Phillippe Banau-Varilla, Charles de Lesseps, and Dennis Hart Mahan.

5. 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) 1904.
(b) 1903.
(c) 1906.
(d) 1905.

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

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

8. 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) $3 million.
(b) $1 million.
(c) $2 million.
(d) $4 million.

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

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

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

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) Panama.
(b) Colombia.
(c) Nicaragua.
(d) Mexico.

13. 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.

14. 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 Carlos Constantino Arosemena.
(c) Phillippe Banau-Varilla, Jose Agustin Arango, and Henry G. Prescott.
(d) William Cromwell, Phillippe Banau-Varilla, and Carlos Constantino Arosemena.

15. Panama Patchwork is a publication by James Stanley Gilbert containing what?
(a) Poems about disease, alcoholism, death, futility.
(b) A magazine arising in competition with George W. Goethals' Canal Record.
(c) A daily newspaper designed for a black audience.
(d) A Sunday newspaper with letters, poetry, stories, other contributions.

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. 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?

3. What is the main issue impeding fumigation in U.S. facilities?

4. John Walker does not accept the mosquito theory and insists the solution is what?

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

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