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Interviews: Learn how America's engineering feats were accomplished
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Great Projects: The Building of America

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A ten-question quiz to get you thinking about the science and background of America's great feats of engineering

Mississippi levees

Question 1: A common disaster of the early 1800s was described like this: "A sudden wrench, the rush of sucking water, a clanging of bells, terrified screams, and the current would sweep over another tragedy." What disaster was it?

An ocean liner crashing into an iceberg

A canal overflowing

A steamboat hitting a submerged tree trunk

A dam bursting


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