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Question 1: ________ and Elkanah Watson were other early proponents of a canal along the Mohawk.
Robert Livingston (1746–1813)Benjamin FranklinJohn Armstrong, Jr.Gouverneur Morris

Question 2: He went ________, however, trying to ship it to the coast.
Bond (finance)BankruptcyDebtInsolvency

Question 3: Much of that section was blasted with ________.
EnglandGunpowderEarly Modern warfareCannon

Question 4: British repeal of the ________ resulted in a huge increase in exports of Midwestern wheat to Britain.
Irish Coercion ActCorn LawsSix ActsUnited Kingdom legislation

Question 5: Nevertheless, Hawley managed to interest New York Governor ________.
Herbert H. LehmanHamilton FishDeWitt ClintonDavid B. Hill

Question 6: The growth of highways and railroads, and the opening of the ________ caused commercial traffic on the canal to decline dramatically during the second half of the 20th century.
New YorkSaint Lawrence SeawayUpstate New YorkAdirondack Mountains

Question 7: In Maryland, the ________ ran west to Wheeling, West Virginia, also on the Ohio River, and was completed in 1853.
Norfolk and Western RailwayBaltimore and Ohio RailroadWestern Maryland RailwayAmtrak

Question 8: Construction began July 4, 1817, at ________.
Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical AreaUtica, New YorkRome, New YorkOneida County, New York

Question 9: There were no ________ in the United States.
Mechanical engineeringCivil engineerElectrical engineeringCivil engineering

Question 10: While in Canandaigua debtors' prison, he started pressing for the construction of a canal along the 90-mile-long ________ and valley.
Catskill MountainsHudson RiverMohawk RiverRome, New York


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