Brave Companions Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

David McCullough
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Remington illustrates articles written by whom?

2. Where does Theodore Roosevelt spend his time in this chapter?

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

4. What are the found treasures?

5. Where does Agassiz take a summer expedition in 1848?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Harriet's familiarity with slavery which allows her to write Uncle Tom's Cabin.

2. For what is the town of Medora most known today?

3. Why does Agassiz decide to make America his permanent home?

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

5. Explain Theodore Roosevelt's interest in the Medora area.

6. What is the human cost of building the Panama Railroad?

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

8. What is the purpose of Brave Companions?

9. What are the major impediments to building the Panama Railroad?

10. What is Frederic Remington's background?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Theodore Roosevelt in his Dakota Badlands days. Why did he go to the region originally? What did he want to accomplish? Why did he later state that the time he spent in the Badlands was critical to his ultimate success?

Essay Topic 2

Frederic Remington was born in a town in New York but made a career out of creating art about the Wild West. Explain how a person can create things that are foreign to their background or heritage. Why was Remington so drawn to the West? How did he feel when the West began to be civilized?

Essay Topic 3

"The Lonely War of a Good Angry Man" portrays Harry Monroe Caudill's crusade against the devastation of eastern Kentucky by strip mining. Why was Caudill driven to take on the cause of fighting for the people of Kentucky? Do you think Caudill was a success? Do you think Caudill was a reluctant hero? Explain.

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