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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who publishes Henry Adams' articles on U.S. finance in "Darwinism"?



2. What does Henry Adams say every American woman did when presented with English manners?



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



4. After Henry Adams moves to Dresden, which two countries start a war?



5. In "Eccentricity", what does Henry Adams say is the beginning and end of political education?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is Henry Adams' opinion of Russia when he visits there in "Teufeldrtzck"?



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



3. In "Twenty Years After", what does Henry Adams observe about the new generation?



4. In "Diplomacy", what surprised Henry Adams about they way he was welcomed to England?



5. Why is Charles Sumner a hero to Henry Adams?



6. How does Henry Adams teach his classes at Harvard and why?



7. What does Henry Adams say about governments and education at the end of "The Height of Knowledge"?



8. In "The Grammar of Science", why does Henry Adams explore varying scientific views and what is the result?



9. Why does Henry Adams receive little education in "Treason"?



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



Essay Topics

How did Russia influence Henry Adams' development of his theory of the 20th century? Describe at least three specifics about Russia that guided Henry Adams' thoughts and explain the rationality of each.

Consider the friends Henry Adams made outside of politics. Choose three of those friends and consider the following: How did these friends impact Adams' view of the world? How did the affect the development of Adams as a character? How did the influence Adams' theories? Overall, who was most influential and why?

Much of "The Education of Henry Adams" takes place in Washington, DC. Henry Adams often states that nothing changes in Washington, DC. How is he correct in this statement? How is he incorrect? Analyze the development of Washington, DC throughout Henry Adams' life.

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