Panama Canal Quiz: MCQ!

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  • 1. 

    Where is Panama located?

    • A.

      In the Caribbean Sea.

    • B.

      In the Pacific Ocean.

    • C.

      In Central America.

    Correct Answer
    C. In Central America.
    Explanation
    Panama is located in Central America. It is a country that connects North and South America, and it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east. The Panama Canal, a famous man-made waterway, runs through the country and connects the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. Panama's location in Central America makes it a strategic hub for international trade and transportation.

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  • 2. 

    Which country started the creation of a canal in Panama, but failed before completion?

    • A.

      The United States

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    France started the creation of a canal in Panama, known as the Panama Canal, but failed to complete it. The construction of the canal began in 1881 under the leadership of Ferdinand de Lesseps, a French diplomat and engineer. However, due to various challenges such as financial difficulties, disease outbreaks, and engineering problems, the French project ultimately failed. It was not until the United States took over the project in 1904 that the Panama Canal was successfully completed and opened for navigation in 1914.

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  • 3. 

    Many canal workers died due to harsh conditions and sickness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because canal workers often faced harsh working conditions, such as long hours, physical labor, and exposure to extreme weather conditions. Additionally, the close quarters and unsanitary living conditions of the workers' camps made them more susceptible to various illnesses and diseases. These factors combined resulted in a high mortality rate among canal workers.

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  • 4. 

    Which number best represents the country of Panama?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The number 4 represents the country of Panama because it is the last option given. There is no other information provided in the question to indicate which number specifically represents Panama.

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  • 5. 

    Which country did Panama gain its independence from?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Colombia

    • C.

      The United States

    Correct Answer
    B. Colombia
    Explanation
    Panama gained its independence from Colombia. In the early 19th century, Panama was part of Gran Colombia, a federation that included present-day Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. However, tensions between Panama and Colombia led to the secession of Panama in 1903. With the support of the United States, Panama declared independence and established itself as a separate nation. Therefore, the correct answer is Colombia.

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