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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What almost killed Henry Adams when he was eight?
(a) Scarlet Fever.
(b) Smallpox.
(c) The British.
(d) A dog.

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

3. What turned the Civil War in favor of the Union?
(a) Diplomatic victories in Canada.
(b) Convincing the English to sell them ironclad rams.
(c) Victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
(d) C.F. Adams' logic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who publishes Henry Adams' finished piece on the Gould scandal?

2. Where do Henry Adams and his sister travel as soon as the armistice is declared?

3. In "Washington", how does Henry Adams describe the South?

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

5. At the end of "Eccentricity", what does Henry Adams conclude about eccentricity?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry Adams' family talk him out of joining the Army?

2. According to Henry Adams, what type of American should not even think of English society?

3. What makes Henry Adams feel that no art authority knows more than he does?

4. What is Hugh McCullogh doing in "The Press" that impresses Henry Adams?

5. Why does Henry Adams return to ideas of Darwinism in "Twilight", and what does he think?

6. At the end of "Political Morality", why is Henry Adams left confused about Russell and Palmerston?

7. What happens when Henry Adams goes on the Fortieth Parallel Survey?

8. How does Henry Adams describe the "anti-slavery doctrinaires"?

9. What fault does Henry Adams find with Pascal's "Ennui"?

10. In "Twenty Years After", how does Henry Adams describe Washington, DC?

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