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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In 1894, where did King induce Henry Adams to visit?
2. Where did Henry Adams go in "The Dynamo and The Virgin" to try to gain knowledge?
3. What thought does Henry Adams distrust?
4. Henry Adams says that as things become more complex, they need what?
5. Who replaced their minister in London in "Vis Inertiae"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Henry Adams' Dynamic Theory of History was his most complete theory. How does the Dynamic Theory of History encompass all of Adams' ideas? What ideas in the Dynamic Theory of History seem contradictory with Adams' ideas? Trace how Adams' life experiences influenced the creation of this theory. What made the Dynamic Theory of History applicable to life and what made it unrealistic?
Essay Topic 3
Henry Adams spent much of his life as a writer. How did Henry Adams' articles help develop his theories of the world and life? Which articles contributed most to his personal development? How did writing help/hurt his education?
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