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The Suez Canal: History, Location & Importance

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When did construction of the Suez Canal begin?

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1. The construction of the Suez Canal was a venture between which two nations?

2. Although the Suez Canal is very important for world trade, its importance in the trade of _____ diminished after 1975.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz has a set of multiple-choice questions designed to assess your understanding of the background and importance of the Suez Canal. See if you can correctly answer questions on when and why it was built, and by whom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Year canal instruction began
  • Two nations that partnered on building the Suez Canal
  • In 1975, the importance of world trade of this commodity diminished
  • Number of times the Suez Canal has been closed
  • A trip from London to the Persian Gulf using the canal is this much shorter than going around the Cape of Good Hope

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding travel time shipping by way of the Suez Canal versus around the Cape of Good Hope and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year construction began
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how many times the canal was ever completely closed

Additional Learning

For more on this topic, review the lesson titled The Suez Canal: History, Location & Importance. Get familiar with:

  • How long it took to complete the canal
  • The two bodies of water the canal connects
  • What land masses the Suez Canal technically separates
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