CAPE Cod Canal Anniversary Quiz

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CAPE Cod Canal Anniversary Quiz

On the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Cape Cod Canal, we're happy to present a quiz on all things related to this big event. Try our on-line quiz to test your canal smarts!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The idea of constructing a canal was first suggested in what year?
    • A. 

      1623

    • B. 

      1670

    • C. 

      1725

    • D. 

      1830

  • 2. 
    Which Cape town constructed a canal in 1717?
    • A. 

      Truro

    • B. 

      Sandwich

    • C. 

      Orleans

    • D. 

      Wellfleet

  • 3. 
    The first attempt to build a canal proved a financial fiasco.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What year was the Canal officially opened?
    • A. 

      1889

    • B. 

      1901

    • C. 

      1914

    • D. 

      1925

  • 5. 
    What American financier directed and financed the building of the canal?
    • A. 

      J.P. Morgan

    • B. 

      Jay Cooke

    • C. 

      John Conrad

    • D. 

      August Belmont, Jr.

  • 6. 
    What year did the U.S. government take ownership of the canal?
    • A. 

      1921

    • B. 

      1928

    • C. 

      1932

    • D. 

      1945

  • 7. 
    How many men were killed during the construction of the Bourne, Sagamore and Railroad Bridges?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 8. 
    Which Massachusetts governor dedicated the new canal and bridges on June 22, 1935?
    • A. 

      Frank G. Allen

    • B. 

      Joseph Buell Ely

    • C. 

      James Michael Curley

    • D. 

      Charles Francis Hurley

  • 9. 
    What year did the first trains roll across the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge?
    • A. 

      1935

    • B. 

      1938

    • C. 

      1942

    • D. 

      1949

  • 10. 
    An $8 million overhaul of the Sagamore Bridge was completed in 1982.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Why were 12-foot-high steel barriers installed along the walkways of the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges in 1982?
    • A. 

      To discourage pedestrians from walking

    • B. 

      As a deterrent to bicyclists from using the bridges

    • C. 

      To stop people from killing themselves by jumping off the bridges

    • D. 

      As a barrier to keep out migrating birds

  • 12. 
     The canal is listed as one of about 110 National Historic Civil Engineering landmarks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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