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Allegheny Portage Railroad: Quiz


Question 1: A contemporary account of travel on the railroad was written by ________.
Little DorritEbenezer ScroogeCharles DickensA Christmas Carol

Question 2: Today, the remains of the railroad are preserved within the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site operated by the ________.
Yellowstone National ParkNational Park ServiceNational Park Passport StampsAppalachian Trail

Question 3: Bear Run • French Creek • Lehigh River • LeTort Spring Run • Lick Run • Lower Brandywine • Octoraro Creek • Pine Creek • ________ • Stony Creek • Tucquan Creek • Tulpehocken Creek • Yellow Breeches Creek
Schuylkill RiverValley Forge National Historical ParkFort Washington State ParkAllegheny National Forest

Question 4: The project was financed by the State of Pennsylvania as a means to compete with the Erie Canal in New York and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and ________ in Maryland.
Norfolk and Western RailwayWestern Maryland RailwayAmtrakBaltimore and Ohio Railroad

Question 5: Considered a technological marvel in its day, it played a critical role in opening the interior of the United States beyond the ________ to settlement and commerce.
Rocky MountainsVirginiaAppalachian MountainsGreat Plains

Question 6: The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the ________ in central Pennsylvania, United States.
Blue Ridge MountainsPiedmont (United States)Ridge-and-Valley AppalachiansAllegheny Mountains


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