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David McCullough
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Harriet's husband insist about her?
(a) She is a literary woman
(b) She is a terrible cook
(c) She can't keep plants alive
(d) She is a wonderful mother

2. Why does Agassiz first come to the United States?
(a) To meet the president
(b) To teach at Yale
(c) To go on a Lecture Tour
(d) To find a wife

3. What does Remington falsely claim to be?
(a) Cowpuncher and Indian fighter
(b) U.S. Congressman
(c) Wagon train leader
(d) U.S. Cavalry lieutenant

4. What is young Remington pursuing as the chapter opens?
(a) Finance
(b) Politics
(c) Religion
(d) Art

5. What does the person in #80 carry across the bridge as a symbol of victory?
(a) Peace flower
(b) Laurel wreath
(c) Rooster
(d) Trophy

6. Humboldt and Bonpland explored the New World colonies of which country?
(a) France
(b) Italy
(c) Great Britain
(d) Spain

7. To which Ohio city does Harriet's family move?
(a) Columbus
(b) Portsmouth
(c) Dayton
(d) Cincinnati

8. When does a show exhibiting the documents open in New York?
(a) May 1976
(b) May 1876
(c) March 1976
(d) April 1975

9. In what countries do Humboldt and Bonpland spend two years?
(a) Thailand, China, India
(b) Columbia, Ecuador and Peru
(c) Italy, Germany and France
(d) Ireland, Scotland and Wales

10. When is the bridge officially opened?
(a) May 24, 1893
(b) March 24, 1883
(c) May 24, 1865
(d) May 24, 1883

11. What makes it hard to retain workers for the railroad?
(a) The heat
(b) Treacherous terrain
(c) Low pay
(d) The Gold Rush

12. Agassiz helps people understand how ______________ created natural phenomena in Europe.
(a) The Big Bang
(b) Global Warming
(c) The Ice Age
(d) God

13. Where does Theodore Roosevelt spend his time in this chapter?
(a) Appalachian Mountains
(b) Florida swamps
(c) Mojave Desert
(d) Dakota Badlands

14. What life does Harriet come to like?
(a) The lecture circuit
(b) Education
(c) Domestic life
(d) Religious life

15. The first essay is entitled "Journey to the top of the __________."
(a) World
(b) Heap
(c) Class
(d) Mountain

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Harriet claim wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

2. What act guarantees exclusive U.S. rights to build the railroad?

3. Humboldt is one of the earliest _________________.

4. Who is the founder of Medora?

5. Where was the first stake for the railroad driven?

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