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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Henry Adams begin to collect in "Dilettamtism"?
(a) Ancient artifacts.
(b) Artwork.
(c) Coins.
(d) Silk.

2. Why does the president of Harvard write Henry Adams a letter?
(a) To ask him to teach.
(b) To ask him to give a speach.
(c) To ask him to get a law degree.
(d) To ask him for a donation.

3. In "Political Morality", what position is Henry Adams almost promoted to?
(a) Assistant Secretary.
(b) Head of the Legation.
(c) Speaker of the Legation.
(d) Associate Secretary.

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

5. In "Chaos", what countries go to war?
(a) Italy and Germany.
(b) Germany and Ireland.
(c) Russia and Italy.
(d) France and Germany.

6. What does Edinburgh Review do with Henry Adams' article on the Jay Gould scandal?
(a) They publish it reluctantly.
(b) They reject it.
(c) They say they'll print it in four months.
(d) They put it on the cover.

7. Where does Henry Adams live in "President Grant"?
(a) A hotel room.
(b) A boarding house.
(c) With his father.
(d) At the White House.

8. Who did William Gladstone try to include in his support of the South?
(a) Henry Adams.
(b) Napoleon III.
(c) Lord Russell.
(d) C.F. Adams.

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

10. What is Henry Adams' education like in Berlin?
(a) There is no university in Berlin.
(b) Endless lectures.
(c) Nothing but reading.
(d) Hands-on activities.

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

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

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

14. What does Henry Adams begin to think about all politicians in "Political Morality"?
(a) That they are too educated.
(b) That they are uneducated.
(c) That they are elite.
(d) That they are dishonest.

15. What English company builds Ironclad rams?
(a) Russell, Inc.
(b) Fences.
(c) Laird.
(d) Vick.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Henry Adams describe his response to invitations to formal dinners in "The Perfection of Human Society"?

2. Who did the Lairds choose to represent them?

3. Who was NOT related to Henry Adams?

4. In "Darwinism", how does Henry Adams describe the impact of seven years in England on his education?

5. How does Henry Adams interact with the elite society in "Foes and Friends"?

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