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Canal or Can Not?
Bodies of Water
"Canals are major engineering feats and any decision to construct one was a huge decision. Canal or Can Not?"
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Canals are man-made channels for water. Which of the following would be considered canals?
Both of these
Navigable transportation waterways for ships and boats
Neither of these
Aqueducts to carry water for domestic, municipal and agricultural uses
A canal could be a simple trench with water. Sometimes it is necessary to line the cut with a material to make the canal watertight. When clay is used in this manner, what is this process is called?
When a watercourse is canalized, what does this mean?
Making it more navigable and maneuverable for ships
Importing the water from a nearby water source to ensure there is enough water for navigation
Lining the waterway with concrete to make it watertight
Leveling of adjacent land to ensure the canal stays level
What period of time saw a sharp increase in canal building?
Roman times, to distribute water for irrigation
The Middle Ages, to facilitate access to distant habitable areas
The Industrial Revolution, to facilitate cheap transport of raw materials and manufactured goods
World War I, to transport troops and weapons
The longest canal in the world is the Grand Canal in China. It starts in Beijing. Where does it end?
Xi 'an (approx. 1120km)
Shanghai (approx. 1240km)
Nanjing (approx. 1040km)
Hangzhou (appox. 1780km)
Work commenced on the Suez Canal in 1859. When was it opened?
The Panama Canal commenced building in the second half of the nineteenth century. When was it opened?
The Erie Canal allowed a navigable route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Between which two cities does this canal travel?
Syracuse to Buffalo
New York City to Syracuse
Albany to Buffalo
Albany to Rochester
The Kiel Canal (98km/61mi), in Germany, connects the Baltic Sea with the North Sea. Which of the following facts about this canal is true?
The canal saved approximately 960km on a trip from Hamburg to the Baltic Sea.
The canal when first constructed was part of Denmark-Norway.
It is the third busiest canal in the world after the Suez and Panama Canals.
The canal had to be dredged between 1935-38 to accommodate bigger warships.
Canal or Can Not? In 1880 plans were drawn to make Bucharest in Romania a port by connecting Romania via a canal to the Danube river and onto the Black Sea via the Danube-Black Sea Canal. Many factors stopped the canal from being built and the canal had not been completed. In 1990 when work stopped on the canal, how much of the canal had been completed at this point?
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Compiled Jun 28 12