Brave Companions Test | Final 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. The early aviators navigate by ____________________ rather than instruments.

2. Who does the United States displace as the center of world power during this period?

3. "The Lonely War of a Good Angry Man" addresses what subject?

4. Who is George Lane?

5. Where does Richter make a surprise visit to McCullough?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the subject of "South of Kankakee?"

2. Who is Miriam Rothschild as described in this chapter?

3. Explain how Miriam is influenced by her Uncle Walter.

4. What is the subject of the chapter entitled "The Lonely War of a Good Angry Man?"

5. What is Richter's background and the beginning of his writing success?

6. What is the subject of "Long Distance Vision?"

7. Explain the reason for Charles Lindbergh's loss of popularity in the United States.

8. What closing words does McCullough offer the graduates?

9. How is Plowden both photographer and historian?

10. What are the characteristics of Richter's writing style?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Charles Lindbergh lost some popularity in America when he went to Germany prior to World War II and then took an isolationist position related to war with Germany. What does it mean to take an isolationist position? Why were many Americans disheartened to learn of Lindbergh's position on the subject of war with Germany?

Essay Topic 2

The aviators in the mid-1920s were gifted writers as well as aviators. Why do you think there is a connection between these two skills? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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