Friday, December 14, 2007

Erie Canal Review


Erie Canal Lock 34
Originally uploaded by Oram24

“15 Miles on the Erie Canal” quiz (not to be counted on the quiz test)

1. The Erie Canal created a connection between four of the Great lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. T / F
2. The Erie Canal is associated with a) James Clinton Erie
b) Tim Berners-Lee c) Edwin Edwards d) DeWitt Clinton
3. The Erie Canal runs some 364 miles - from Buffalo to NYC. T / F
3. President Thomas Jefferson called the plan for the new $7 million canal “a little short of madness.” That statement seems a) believable b) unlikely.
4. Today, there are several ways in which the Erie Canal and the Red River are similar. T / F
5. Tim Berners-Lee is an alumnus of a) Harvard b) Stanford c) Oxford, Queen’s College.
6. The world wide web, with its http addresses and html writing, went live in a) 1971 b) 1981 c) 1991 d) 2001.
7. While the British founded New York Colony, the Dutch soon took over. The Dutch called it New Amsterdam. T / F
8. Among the earliest groups of Europeans to migrate to America were the a) British & Germans b) Greeks & Italians c) Russians & Chinese d) West Africans & Jamaicans.
9. George Washington was inaugurated in NYC in a) 1776
b) 1781 c) 1789 d) 1799.





“15 Miles on the Erie Canal” quiz

1. The Erie Canal created a connection between four of the Great lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. True / F
2. D The Erie Canal is associated with a) James Clinton Erie b) Tim Berners-Lee c) Edwin Edwards d) DeWitt Clinton
3. False The Erie Canal runs some 364 miles - from Buffalo to NYC. T / F
4. President Thomas Jefferson called the plan for the new $7 million canal “a little short of madness.” That statement seems a) believable b) unlikely.
5. Today, there are several ways in which the Erie Canal and the Red River are similar. True / F
6. Tim Berners-Lee is an alumnus of a) Harvard b) Stanford c) Oxford, Queen’s College.
7. The world wide web, with its http addresses and html writing, went live in a) 1971 b) 19 81 c) 1991 d) 2001.
8. While the British founded New York Colony, the Dutch soon took over. The Dutch called it New Amsterdam. T / False
9. Among the earliest groups of Europeans to migrate to America were the a) British & Germans b) Greeks & Italians c) Russians & Chinese d) West Africans & Jamaicans.
10. George Washington was inaugurated in NYC in
a) 1776 b) 1781 c) 1789 d) 1799.


Answers
1. True 2. D DeWitt Clinton 3. False (Buffalo to Albany)
4. A Believable - Big ticket construction is usually controversial; opposition to major projects is commonplace. 5. True - locks and dams is one similarity.
6. C Oxford; Tim Berners-Lee is British. 7. C - 1991.
8. False - The Dutch were first, the British second.
9. A British & Germans - the British being the first of the Euro immigrant groups in the USA.
10. C 1789 - from the notes.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Hi there.

The Web went live on Christmas Day, 1990, when the first client communicated with the first server over the Internet.

August 1991 marks the first broad public distribution of the code. See Tim's 1999 book, _Weaving the Web_, for the details.