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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Henry Adams write a few articles for?
(a) Washington Post.
(b) Italian Monthly.
(c) North American Review.
(d) British Isles Review.

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

3. Trying to stop the English constructed rams is called what type of battle in "The Battle of the Rams"?
(a) A silent battle.
(b) The only battle.
(c) A military battle.
(d) A diplomatic battle.

4. When Henry Adams returns to the United States in "Chaos", what does he discover about his articles?
(a) They were never printed.
(b) They were full of errors.
(c) They were ridiculed.
(d) They were successful.

5. In "Eccentricity", what does Henry Adams say is the beginning and end of political education?
(a) Knowing how to properly bribe.
(b) Time spent in Paris.
(c) The habits of the English.
(d) Knowledge of human nature.

6. In "Darwinism", how does Henry Adams describe the impact of seven years in England on his education?
(a) He learned how to move in society.
(b) He learned the importance of science.
(c) He learned how to balance a budget.
(d) He learned to not care about England.

7. In Chapter 10, who said: "The world can absorb only doses of truth. Too much would kill it"?
(a) Thurlow Weed.
(b) Lord Russell.
(c) William M. Evarts.
(d) Henry Adams.

8. In "President Grant", what former president do people compare Grant to?
(a) George Washington.
(b) John Quincey Adams.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

9. Near the end of Chapter 5, "Berlin", what does Henry Adams suddenly starts to understand?
(a) Beethoven.
(b) German.
(c) Communism.
(d) His Harvard education.

10. After spending time in Europe, what does Henry Adams decide to do with this part of his education?
(a) End it and travel to Asia.
(b) Value it above all the other parts.
(c) End it and return home.
(d) Continue it for six more months.

11. In "The Battle of the Rams", why does Lord Russell often say he can not intervene?
(a) To prove that he is neutral.
(b) To get C.F. Adams on his side.
(c) To down play his power in the war.
(d) To stall until the rams can be completed.

12. In "Boston", why did Henry Adams say he hates school?
(a) Because he had to do partner work.
(b) Because he had to read alone.
(c) Because they were lying to him.
(d) Because he had to learn by rote.

13. Where is Henry Adams celebrated in "The Battle of the Rams"?
(a) At a reception held by Milnes.
(b) In Lord Russell's office.
(c) At the local pub.
(d) Only in the United States.

14. How does Henry Adams interact with the elite society in "Foes and Friends"?
(a) He focuses too much on society and forgets about his education.
(b) He is too afraid to interact with them.
(c) His interactions are unsuccessful.
(d) His interactions convince them to side with him.

15. At the end of "Eccentricity", what does Henry Adams conclude about eccentricity?
(a) That it is strength.
(b) That it is a joke.
(c) That it is weakness.
(d) That it is all a lie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Edinburgh Review do with Henry Adams' article on the Jay Gould scandal?

2. Who else is involved in Henry Adams' journalistic investigation of the Gould scandal?

3. Why does Henry Adams return to London in "Chaos"?

4. After volunteering to present Lyell's principles to people in the United States, how does Henry Adams come to feel about Darwinsim?

5. What position does Lincoln give Charles Francis Adams?

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