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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Eva Caten?
(a) Remington's favorite portrait subject
(b) Remington's sister
(c) Remington's first art teacher
(d) Remington's wife

2. "Agassiz belongs to that class of naturalists who see ___________ in everything."
(a) God
(b) Beauty
(c) Perfection
(d) Flaws

3. What is Mores' plan for the town of Medora?
(a) Become the educational center of the West
(b) Establish a cultural center
(c) Provide film sets
(d) Open a meat packing plant

4. What act guarantees exclusive U.S. rights to build the railroad?
(a) U.N. Treaty
(b) Bidlack Treaty
(c) Treaty of Greenville
(d) Treaty of Versailles

5. What is Harriet Beecher Stowe famous for writing?
(a) War and Peace
(b) Tom and Jerry
(c) Uncle Tom's Cabin
(d) David Copperfield

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mores crusade against when he returns to France?

2. Most of the railroad lies in what type of terrain?

3. What response does Valentine get from public institutions regarding the drawings at first?

4. In what countries do Humboldt and Bonpland spend two years?

5. The "Steam Road to El Dorado" is the story of the _______________ Railroad.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the role that the Wild West plays in Remington's work.

2. What is the topic of "The Builders?"

3. Remington is prolific with his painting and writing but what new medium does he discover which he feels will make him immortal?

4. What precipitates the finding of the carpentry shop treasure?

5. Who is Humboldt's partner and what is the nature of their explorations?

6. Cite some of the reasons that Uncle Tom's Cabin had such an impact on readers.

7. What is the purpose of Brave Companions?

8. What is Frederic Remington's background?

9. What is the perspective of the Brooklyn Bridge legacy found in "The Treasure from the Carpentry Shop?"

10. What was the career path of naturalist Louis Agassiz that leads him from Switzerland to America?

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