Cross Florida Barge Canal: Quiz

Question 1: The next year ________ set off the explosives that started construction.
Jimmy CarterLyndon B. JohnsonHarry S. TrumanJohn F. Kennedy

Question 2: The Cross Florida Barge Canal was a canal project to connect the Gulf of Mexico and the ________ across Florida for barge traffic.
Pacific OceanArctic OceanAtlantic OceanIndian Ocean

Question 3: Work was reauthorized in 1942 as a national defense project, with ________ and locks to protect the underground water supply.
HydroelectricityWater turbineDamHydropower

Question 4: The planned route of the canal followed the St. Johns River from the Atlantic coast to Palatka, the valley of the Ocklawaha River to the coastal divide, and the Withlacoochee River to the ________.
Caribbean SeaAtlantic OceanGulf of MexicoMediterranean Sea

Question 5: Support for the project from Washington was sporadic, and funds were never allocated to ________ to actually start construction.
Chief of Staff of the United States ArmyUnited States ArmyUnited States Army Corps of EngineersFlag of the United States Army

Question 6: The Florida Railroad, finished on March 1, 1861, served a similar purpose, connecting the ________ at Fernandina to the Gulf of Mexico at Cedar Key.
Indian OceanAtlantic OceanArctic OceanPacific Ocean

Question 7: All the bridges over the ________ north of the canal are high enough for ships, or have movable sections.
St. Johns RiverEvergladesSuwannee RiverOcklawaha River

Question 8: Planning was once again given the go-ahead in 1963 with support from president ________, who allocated one million dollars to the project.
Harry S. TrumanLyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyJimmy Carter

Question 9: Secretary of War ________ once again proposed a canal in 1818 in order to solve the losses due to shipwrecks and piracy.
John C. CalhounMartin Van BurenLewis CassJames Buchanan

Question 10: In the 1930s, regional politicians lobbied the federal government to fund canal construction as an economic recovery program, and president ________ allocated emergency funds in 1935.
Lyndon B. JohnsonHarry S. TrumanJohn F. KennedyFranklin D. Roosevelt

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