James Buchanan Eads GK
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Why did Eads design and build the "Father of Waters" bridge with prefabricated modules?
So the bridge could be easily repaired
Which of the following statements best supports James Buchanan Eads being generally considered the first great American marine engineer?
At hand when certain tasks needed undertaking did them satisfactorily
Which of the following statements best supports the author's opinion of James Buchanan Eads being in the right place in the right time?
Doubtful that he deserved either the fame or fortune he was accorded
Which of the following best supports evidence demonstrating the....use of language promoting Eads as "first great American marine engineer?"
Was selected to design and build the first bridge across the father of waters. He built three arch steal restrains on four stone piers carrying a double rail road track and a broad highway for vehicles and pedestrians. Opened in 1874, the bridge was designed in prefabricated modules so that when the piers were needed, one unit could be slipped out and another inserted
Why was Eads willing to make a ridiculous bet with the government to dredge the channel risking his payment "if he did not succeed"
He knew what would work based on his past experiences
What did the author mean when stating that Eads "forced the Mississippi to dig its own channel?"
the design idea unclogged the channel
How does the author contribute to the development and refinement of his claim that recognition came to James Buchanan Eads more or less automatically
The author accredits Eads, reminds that it was hardly justified, demonstrates how former opportunities led to his selection, and details how the bridge was effectively constructed
Which of the following characterizes the given statement?
Twice within the passage, Eads central goal was clearing a channel to allow navigation. How did these two situations differ?
When Eads was a steamboat clerk he independently discovered ways to obtain the result while during the government task he already anticipated a successful theory
Which of the following best summarizes the excerpt from the passage?
Eads early experiences allowed advancement in his job field which led to credit and compensation
Why did the author of the passage include several examples of James Buchnana Eads' accomplishment?
To explain why he had an inflated reputation
The idea of James Buchanan Eads receiving accidental recognition through his accomplishments is developed by which sequence of textual evidence?
Acquiring a foundational training on steamboats, assisting a political leader with warfare tactics, fabricating a connection designed for quick repair, eliminating a waterway of silt and deposits
Based on the 5th paragraph, what effect does the inclusion of information about the Federal Government have on the overall message conveyed in the passage?
It develops the idea that Eads had his hypothesis before setting the wager
What is the connotation of the word accorded as used in the passage?
Describe the tone of the following sentence
What is the author clarifying by the including the parenthetical (a pair of willow-brush mattresses capped with stone)?
The author is modifying the meaning of "jetties" but uses the parenthetical because the clarification is only referring to that word in the sentence
Which word in the following excerpt best exemplifies the author's point of James Eads' accomplishments?
Using details from the article, what would be an appropriate caption for this image?
Eads' Bridge completion is an engineering marvel
Why did Eads design and build the Father of Waters bridge with prefabricated modules
so the bridge could be easily repaired
Which of the following statements best supports James B Eads, being generally considered the first great American marine engineer?
at hand when certain tasks needed undertaken did them satisfactorily
The main idea expressed in this passage is that James Eads
Was a man in the right place at the right time
synonym for accrued