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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. In "Eccentricity", how does Henry Adams describe Bright?
(a) Poetic.
(b) Eccentric.
(c) Conventional.
(d) Un-English.

2. How does Henry Adams describe English society in "The Perfection of Human Society"?
(a) Perfection.
(b) Stubborn.
(c) Forward thinking.
(d) Old-fashioned.

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

4. In "The Battle of the Rams", why does Lord Russell often say he can not intervene?
(a) To prove that he is neutral.
(b) To stall until the rams can be completed.
(c) To down play his power in the war.
(d) To get C.F. Adams on his side.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Sumner trying to accomplish in regards to foreign policy in "Free Fight"?

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

3. What do people hope Grant will do as president of the United States?

4. How does Henry Adams feel about natural selection?

5. What is revealed after Russell passes away?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry Adams feel about running into Sumner in Washington, DC in "The Press"?

2. How does C.F. Adams defeat Lord Russell?

3. What disappoints Henry Adams about President Grant?

4. What does Henry Adams say will come of his meeting with Charles and Mrs. Gaskill?

5. How does Darwinism confuse Henry Adams?

6. What happened to Henry Adams' political biases at Harvard?

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

8. When Henry Adams visits the South in "Washington", how does he describe it?

9. What does Henry Adams think about after learning of Hay's death?

10. How does Henry Adams define the role of the church and what it condemned in "A Dynamic Theory of History"?

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