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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Charles Swinbourne awe Henry Adams?
(a) With his haphazard way of dressing.
(b) With his newspaper articles.
(c) With his political ties.
(d) With his poetry and conversation.

3. Who is the English Foreign Secretary?
(a) Charles Adams.
(b) Lord Cambridge.
(c) Lord Russell.
(d) Lord Palmerston.

4. How did C.F. Adams' success in the Battle of the Rams impact his and Henry Adams' lives?
(a) They were given money as a reward.
(b) They earned titles in England.
(c) They were granted a higher social position.
(d) They were kicked out of social clubs.

5. Why does Henry Adams return to London in "Chaos"?
(a) Because he got a new job.
(b) To go back to college.
(c) To make sure his article was published.
(d) He needed to escape Grant.

6. How do the English feel about the Civil War?
(a) They have no public opinion.
(b) They say they will form an alliance with whoever wins.
(c) They are in favor of the Union.
(d) They are against the Union.

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

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

9. What did Henry Adams' father's political party have to do to gain power?
(a) Deal making and compromises.
(b) Move into the South.
(c) Bribing people and secrets.
(d) Get enough votes in the primary.

10. Why were Confederate cruisers able to escape British waters?
(a) Because C.F. Adams made a mistake.
(b) Because Lord Russell delayed action.
(c) Because Lord Russell told them to.
(d) Because C.F. Adams distracted the guards.

11. How are foreigners treated in English society?
(a) They are tested.
(b) They are snubbed.
(c) They are welcomed.
(d) They are examined closely.

12. How did Henry Adams describe his response to invitations to formal dinners in "The Perfection of Human Society"?
(a) He looked forward to them.
(b) He dreaded them.
(c) He returned them.
(d) He saved them.

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

14. What seems to represent the future of the United States in "The Press"?
(a) The masses of poor people.
(b) The railroad.
(c) The typewriter.
(d) The forest.

15. During Chapter 2, "Boston", what plays the biggest role in Henry Adams' education?
(a) His father.
(b) Anti-slavery groups.
(c) The church.
(d) Yale University.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens during the Adams' trip to Italy?

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

3. What does Henry Adams do to learn German in "Berlin"?

4. How does the English Prime Minister try to turn Parliament against the United States in "Foes and Friends"?

5. In "The Perfection of Human Society", how does Henry Adams describe society that has no unity?

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