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Pontine Marshes: Quiz


Question 1: In the south the country was below ________ by up to 40 cm.
Sea levelPhysical oceanographyThermohaline circulationCurrent sea level rise

Question 2: The co-financer, the Banca Commerciale in ________, delayed starting the task.
MilanRomeItalyCorbetta, Italy

Question 3: The electricity needed to power the canal system would be collected through ________ in the mountains with hydroelectric power plants.
DamHydropowerHydroelectricityWater turbine

Question 4: A ________ ran through the Pontine Marshes parallel to the road, and for some reason that is not altogether clear, it was used in preference to the road during the Augustan period.
LeveeLock (water transport)CanalInfrastructure

Question 5: The last of the malaria was conquered in the 1950s, with the aid of ________.

Question 6: The three rivers Sisto, Uffente and Amazone changed their beds continuously, and each ________ from the sea accumulated water, so that at times the rivers flowed backwards into the interior.
Storm surgeEye (cyclone)Tropical cycloneTropical cyclone basins

Question 7: The ________, an ancient Roman road, crosses the former marshes.
Via FlaminiaVia LatinaAppian WayVia Traiana

Question 8: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Copyright infringementCopyrightIntellectual propertyPublic domain

Question 9: Malaria prevented the expansion of Rome to the south, the settling of which could provide a new ________ for Italy without a colonial war.

Question 10: The urbanization of the marshes could prevent 200,000 Italians from ________.


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