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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21 Twenty Years After (1892).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does Henry Adams say his education ended?
(a) 1890.
(b) 1882.
(c) 1871.
(d) 1892.

2. Who does Henry Adams turn to in his investigation in the Gould scandal?
(a) The Treasury.
(b) North American Review.
(c) His brother, Brooks.
(d) State Department.

3. Why does Henry Adams feel that study of the Law is closed to him?
(a) Because of his lack of knowledge of law.
(b) Because of his time spent in diplomacy.
(c) Because he does not respect the law.
(d) Because his grandfather was a bad lawyer.

4. How does Henry Adams feel about society in England?
(a) He sees no point in it.
(b) He worships it.
(c) He says there are too many rules.
(d) He thinks it is classier than American society.

5. In "Free Fight", why did the Executive Branch attack the Supreme Court?
(a) Term Limits.
(b) Frank Waller.
(c) Gold Standard.
(d) Legal Tender.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Henry Adams returns to Boston in "Free Fight", what part of the scandal does he choose to write about?

2. In "The Battle of the Rams", how is C.F. Adams' relationship with Lord Russell described?

3. In "Twenty Years After", when Henry Adams is ill in London, how does he describe his "old" education?

4. Who is John Hay when Henry Adams first meets him?

5. In "The Battle of the Rams", why does Lord Russell often say he can not intervene?

(see the answer key)

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