Erie Canal: Construction & Completion


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What is the Erie Canal?

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1. When did construction on the Erie Canal begin?

2. How was the Erie Canal built?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these assessments, you can test what you know about the construction of the Erie Canal. The multiple-choice questions touch on key topics like the bodies of water the Erie Canal conects and the century when it was built.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking the quiz can make sure you understand the following:

  • The way the Erie Canal was built
  • Feature(s) of the original canal
  • Some of its characteristics once it was finished

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Erie Canal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the century when construction began on the project
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the canal was constructed and some of its features once it was finished

Additional Learning

We've created the lesson named Erie Canal: Construction & Completion to help you learn more about:

  • When the Erie Canal project began and finished
  • Upgrades to the canal
  • The New York State Canal System