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Canals of the world

4.2
(23 votes)
9 questions
English
The geography and history of human-made waterways.
1

What is the longest canal in the world?

Grand Canal, China

Erie Canal, USA

Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal), Germany

Qaraqum Canal, Turkey

67% got this right

The Grand Canal in China links Beijing with Hangzhou.
2

Venice has three main canals. Which of these is NOT one of them?

Brentella Canal

Cannaregio Canal

Grand Canal

Guidecca Canal

Hard  21% got this right

3

The Panama Canal links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Which country paid for the construction of the Panama Canal?

United States

France

Great Britain

Spain

42% got this right

A French team started digging but gave up due to construction difficulties and tropical diseases.
4

When did the Panama Canal open?

1850
1914
1950

62% got this right

5

What is the maximum width of a ship that can pass through the Panama Canal?

51 metres

21 metres

32 metres

43 metres

Hard  16% got this right

The "Third Set of Locks" project, completed in 2016, increased the maximum size of ships that can use the canal.
6

To navigate across France from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, you'd use the Canal de Garonne and which other canal?

Canal du Midi

Canal de Bourgogne

Canal de Saint-Quentin

Canal d’Alsace

Hard  13% got this right

The route formed by the two canals is known as Canal des Deux Mers (Canal of the Two Seas).
7

The Grand Union Canal connects which of these cities in England?

Birmingham

Leicester

London

Oxford

65% got this right

8

The Suez Canal links the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. When did it open?

1850
1869
1950

Hard  21% got this right

9

What is the world's busiest canal, with the most cargo ship journeys?

Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal), Germany

Grand Canal, China

Panama Canal

Suez Canal

Hard  24% got this right