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1. The Canal du Midi Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

2. Which two bodies of salt water are ultimately connected by the Canal du Midi? ANSWER

3. The Canal du Midi Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

4. How long is the Canal du Midi? ANSWER

5. How long did it take to dig the Canal du Midi? ANSWER

6. In what year was the Canal du Midi officially opened? ANSWER

7. In what year was commercial traffic on the Canal du Midi banned? ANSWER

8. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Canal du Midi? ANSWER

9. The Erie Canal connects which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

10. The Erie Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

11. What city lies across the Niagara River from Buffalo? ANSWER

12. A car going across the bridge from Buffalo to that city travels in what direction? ANSWER

13. How long is the Erie Canal? ANSWER

14. How long did it take to dig the Erie Canal? ANSWER

15. In what year was the Erie Canal completed? ANSWER

16. The Chesapeake-Delaware Canal connects which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

17. The Chesapeake-Delaware Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

18. How long is the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal? ANSWER

19. How long did it take to dig the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal? ANSWER

20. In what year was the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal completed? ANSWER

21. In what year was the Chesapeake-Delaware Canal purchased by the U.S. Government? ANSWER

22. The Göta Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

23. Which two seas are ultimately connected by the Göta Canal? ANSWER

24. The Göta Canal enables travel between which two cities? ANSWER

25. How long is the Göta Canal? ANSWER

26. How long did it take to dig the Göta Canal? ANSWER

27. In what year was the Göta Canal completed? ANSWER

28. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Göta Canal? ANSWER

29. The Suez Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

30. The Suez Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

31. How long is the Suez Canal? ANSWER

32. How long did it take to dig the Suez Canal? ANSWER

33. In what year was the Suez Canal completed? ANSWER

34. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Suez Canal? ANSWER

35. What opera was performed at the grand opening ceremonies of the Suez Canal? ANSWER

36. The Corinth Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

37. How long is the Corinth Canal? ANSWER

38. How long did it take to dig the Corinth Canal? ANSWER

39. In what year was the Corinth Canal completed? ANSWER

40. The Corinth Canal effectively turns what peninsula into an island? ANSWER

41. The Manchester Ship Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

42. How long is the Manchester Ship Canal? ANSWER

43. How long did it take to dig the Manchester Ship Canal? ANSWER

44. In what year was the Manchester Ship Canal completed? ANSWER

45. How many locks are on the Manchester Ship Canal? ANSWER

46. The Nord-Ostsee Canal connects which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

47. The Nord-Ostsee Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

48. How long is the Nord-Ostsee Canal? ANSWER

49. How long did it take to dig the Nord-Ostsee Canal? ANSWER

50. In what year was the Nord-Ostsee Canal completed? ANSWER

51. What country did the Nord-Ostsee Canal effectively turn into an island nation? ANSWER

52. What are two other names for the Nord-Ostsee Canal? ANSWER

53. The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

54. The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

55. How long is the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal? ANSWER

56. How long did it take to dig the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal? ANSWER

57. In what year was the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal completed? ANSWER

58. What very unusual thing happened to the Chicago River as a result of the digging of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal? ANSWER

59. A Supreme Court decision in 1930 forcing the reduction of the amount of Lake Michigan drained into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal forced Chicago to do what? ANSWER

60. The Panama Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

61. The Panama Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

62. How long is the Panama Canal? ANSWER

63. How long did it take to dig the Panama Canal? ANSWER

64. In what year was the Panama Canal completed? ANSWER

65. A ship going from the Pacific side to the Atlantic side of the canal travels in what direction? ANSWER

66. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Panama Canal? ANSWER

67. The Houston Ship Channel connects which two cities? ANSWER

68. How long is the Houston Ship Channel? ANSWER

69. How long did it take to dig the Houston Ship Channel? ANSWER

70. In what year was the Houston Ship Channel completed? ANSWER

71. The Welland Ship Canal connects which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

72. The Welland Ship Canal connects which two towns? ANSWER

73. How long is the Welland Ship Canal? ANSWER

74. How long did it take to dig the Welland Ship Canal? ANSWER

75. In what year was the Welland Ship Canal completed? ANSWER

76. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Welland Ship Canal? ANSWER

77. A ship going from the Lake Erie side to the Lake Ontario side of the Welland Ship Canal travels in what direction? ANSWER

78. The Dismal Swamp Canal connects which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

79. The Dismal Swamp Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

80. How long is the Dismal Swamp Canal? ANSWER

81. How long did it take to dig the Dismal Swamp Canal? ANSWER

82. In what year was the Dismal Swamp Canal completed? ANSWER

83. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Dismal Swamp Canal? ANSWER

84. The Main-Danube Canal connects which two bodies of water? ANSWER

85. The Main-Danube Canal connects which two towns? ANSWER

86. How long is the Main-Danube Canal? ANSWER

87. How long did it take to dig the Main-Danube Canal? ANSWER

88. In what year was the Main-Danube Canal completed? ANSWER

89. Which two seas are ultimately connected by the Rhine-Main-Danube Waterway? ANSWER

90. Which two cities are ultimately connected by the Rhine-Main-Danube Waterway? ANSWER

91. The Kara Kum Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

92. How long is the Kara Kum Canal? ANSWER

93. In what year was the Kara Kum Canal completed? ANSWER

94. What three countries have a Grand Canal? ANSWER

95. True or false: Two famous bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice are the Rialto Bridge & the Bridge of Sighs. ANSWER

96. Ireland's Grand Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

97. In what year was the Ireland's Grand Canal completed? ANSWER

98. China's Grand Canal connects, inter alia, which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

99. How long is China's Grand Canal? ANSWER

100. China's Grand Canal connects which two cities? ANSWER

101. When was construction started on China's Grand Canal? ANSWER

102. The Caledonian Canal connects which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

103. Which two firths are connected by the Caledonian Canal? ANSWER

104. The Forth & Clyde Canal connects which two firths? ANSWER

105. The Forth & Clyde Canal connects which two towns? ANSWER

106. The Shinnecock Canal connected which two bodies of water when it first opened? ANSWER

107. What town is closest to the Shinnecock Canal? ANSWER

108. How long is the Shinnecock Canal? ANSWER

109. How long did it take to dig the Shinnecock Canal? ANSWER

110. In what year was the Shinnecock Canal completed? ANSWER

111. How many locks does a ship go through in traversing the Shinnecock Canal? ANSWER

112. How was the Shinnecock Canal extended in 1938? ANSWER

113. What is the name of the channel in the previous question? ANSWER

114. In what year was the extended Shinnecock Canal stabilized and its locks made larger? ANSWER

115. The Shinnecock Canal connects which two bodies of water today? ANSWER

116. The Moscow Canal ultimately connects Moscow with what body of water? ANSWER

117. The Gatún Locks are on what canal? ANSWER

118. The Soo Locks connect which two major bodies of water? ANSWER

119. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are on what canal? ANSWER

120. Where was the first canal constructed? ANSWER

121. What was the first canal to pass partially through a tunnel? ANSWER

122. What is the world's longest man-made waterway? ANSWER

123. What is the oldest continuously operating canal still open in the U.S. today? ANSWER

124. What is the oldest continuously operating canal still open in Europe today? ANSWER


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