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

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) His mentor was General Walter Reed, a senior U.S. Army physician.
(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.

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

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?
(a) Equally cautious as Concha.
(b) Far less cautious than the State Department expected.
(c) More cautious than the State Department hoped.
(d) Less cautious than the State Department anticipated.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Who pays Colombia $25 million in indemnities in 1925?

3. What takes place subsequent to the arrival of Theodore Perry Shonts and John Stevens in Panama?

4. 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?

5. What three men is the lock design and engineering largely the work of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is traffic like following opening of the canal?

3. What does George Washington Goethals do after the canal is completed?

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

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

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

7. On what issue in the Canal Zone does Theodore Roosevelt place his utmost priority?

8. What became of Phillippee Banau-Varilla?

9. Why is the initial Chief Engineer, John F. Wallace, let go?

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

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