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The Education of Henry Adams Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Henry Adams trying to discover in "The Grammar of Science"?



2. At the end of "The Abyss of Ignorance", how many books does Henry Adams say he will write?



3. When does Henry Adams say his education ended?



4. Who does Henry Adams say very few Americans envied?



5. Who does Henry Adams compare Theodore Roosevelt to?



Essay Topics

Explain Henry Adams' experiences with Darwinism. How does the theory keep appearing throughout his life? What ideas from Darwinism help Henry Adams develop his own theories, and what ideas does he ignore?

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.

Progress and complexity were always at the core of Henry Adams' theories. Describe Henry Adams' beliefs and feelings about progress and complexity. How did they drive the times he lived in? How did they play into his theories?

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