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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What political party does Henry Adams' father found?
(a) Bostonian Party.
(b) Republican Party.
(c) Free Soil Party.
(d) Abolitionist Party.

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

3. Where does Henry Adams go to find work in "The Press"?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Miami.
(c) New York City.
(d) Washington, D.C.

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

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

6. 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 kicked out of social clubs.
(d) They were granted a higher social position.

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

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

9. Who publishes Henry Adams' finished piece on the Gould scandal?
(a) New York Times.
(b) Edinburgh Review.
(c) English Monthly.
(d) North American Review.

10. What is Henry Adams plan called "Sessions"?
(a) A series of interviews with politicians.
(b) A series of articles about politics.
(c) A series of how-to articles.
(d) A series of short stories based on English society.

11. How does Henry Adams describe the bankers he works with in "The Press"?
(a) Well-educated but dull.
(b) Worldly and experienced.
(c) Narrow-minded and inflexible.
(d) Slow-witted but well meaning.

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

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

14. What does Henry Adams feel correlates with the winter?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Leaving home.
(c) School.
(d) Nature.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Henry Adams' father's political party have to do to gain power?

3. Near the end of Chapter 5, "Berlin", what does Henry Adams suddenly starts to understand?

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

5. What is Henry Adams' education like in Berlin?

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