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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who replaced their minister in London in "Vis Inertiae"?
(a) The Kaiser.
(b) The Chinese Prime Minister.
(c) Roosevelt.
(d) Cassini.

2. How does Henry Adams feel about his voyage on the Teutonic?
(a) He says he is suprised it floats.
(b) He says it is a technological marvel.
(c) He says it was a sign of the past.
(d) He says it was too long.

3. In "Vis Nova", when discussing the current White House, what does Henry Adams say had no place there?
(a) Hope.
(b) Reticence.
(c) Destruction.
(d) Logic.

4. In 1900, what was the chief interest of Washington, DC?
(a) Its recent influx of money.
(b) Its consolidation of power.
(c) Its distance from New York.
(d) Its diversity of people.

5. What does Henry Adams have in common with his friend, Hay?
(a) They both fought in only one war.
(b) They both lost all their money.
(c) They both wrote about American history.
(d) They both ran for political office.

6. What subject is Henry Adams going to teach?
(a) Journalism.
(b) Literature of the Middle Ages.
(c) History of the Middle Ages.
(d) Law.

7. How does Hay primarily use his power as Secretary of State?
(a) Creating treaties and alliances.
(b) Petitioning for new laws and regulations.
(c) Pushing for war.
(d) Taking vacations overseas.

8. After reading "The Grammar of Science", how does Henry Adams describe the book?
(a) A waste of money.
(b) Revolutionary.
(c) Behind the times.
(d) Confusing and convoluted.

9. What thought does Henry Adams distrust?
(a) Russian.
(b) American.
(c) French.
(d) English.

10. According to Henry Adams in "Vis Inertiae", what do all minds do?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Confuse.
(c) Move.
(d) Fail.

11. Henry Adams likens men and theories to what?
(a) A man in danger.
(b) A mouse in a hole.
(c) A spider in a web.
(d) A butterfly in a cocoon.

12. What theory does Henry Adams begin to develop?
(a) Theory of movement.
(b) Theory of gravity.
(c) Theory of force.
(d) Theory of inerta.

13. What does Henry Adams say Americans in the year 2000 would know how to do?
(a) Fly planes.
(b) Control unlimited power.
(c) Unify complex thought.
(d) Read scientific theories.

14. When Henry Adams travels to Beyreuth, what has changed?
(a) The romanticism.
(b) The pollution.
(c) The train.
(d) The languages people speak.

15. What failure does Henry Adams attempt to analyze in "Silence"?
(a) The failure of McKinley.
(b) The failure of the 19th century.
(c) The failure of the Titanic.
(d) The failure of Clarence King.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Henry Adams say America takes tragedy in "The Height of Knowledge"?

2. How does Henry Adams say his dynamic theory of history began?

3. In "Twilight", what does Henry Adams study?

4. What country seems able to "roll over" Hay?

5. What is the principle element Henry Adams is trying to understand in "The Grammar of Science"?

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