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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 rain are lethal to them, strong air currents are not.
(c) Direct sunlight, rain, and strong air currents are lethal to them.
(d) Direct sunlight and strong air currents are lethal to them, rain is not.

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

3. 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) 1916.
(b) 1921.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1919.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who heads the U.S. Army's medical service during World War I and dies in London in 1920?

2. 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?

3. "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?

4. What does Theodore Roosevelt stress in his autobiography as to his action in Panama?.

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is it the U.S. must come to grips with Article 35 of the Bidack Treaty in regard to Panama?

2. What is Panama's social structure like?

3. What would be an accurate description of John Stevens, the second chief engineer in Panama?

4. What critical event can be associated with Theodore Roosevelt and the date of January 4, 1904?

5. What is the focus of attention from 1907-1913?

6. George Washington Goethals did not have the easy way with people as his predecessor John Stevens did, so what steps did he take for effective leadership?

7. Rather than shutting the project down, what are some of the thing implemented by the authoritative new chairman of the ICC, Theodore Perry Shonts?

8. What is occurring during the initial stage of U.S. efforts in Panama that culminates in a 1905 event?

9. Where does David McCullough get his subtitle for Chapter 12?

10. What is historically significant for Panama about January 15, 1904?

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