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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did Theodore become engaged to?
2. Who became the Democratic nominee for President?
3. Where was Theodore and Alice's house located?
4. What did Mittie die of?
5. Who was the sole survivor of the "big people"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What challenges were present in Theodore and Alice's engagement? How did they overcome these challenges?
2. What issue did Theodore become involved with during his first year? Why did Theodore push for this action? What eventually happened.
3. What did Theodore blame Harvard for? Why?
4. What was the Cigar Bill? How was Theodore involved with this bill?
5. What news reaches the family through telegrams? Who is first to reach the house?
6. Where did Elliott go? What did he do while there? How did he learn of the family news?
7. What did Theodore do in the West? How did his business there end?
8. What challenges were present in Theodore and Alice's relationship? How did Theodore overcome these?
9. What did Elliott do after he returned to New York from India? Where did he stay? Who did he meet?
10. What activities does Theodore become involved with in Chapter 13? What activities does he begin to give up?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why was the Civil War difficult for the Roosevelt family? What regrets did they have? How did the various members deal with the Civil War and the tensions that it created for the family?
Essay Topic 2
What physical illnesses did various members of the Roosevelt family deal with? What effects did these illnesses have on the individuals and on the family? Who do you think was most successful at handling their illness?
Essay Topic 3
Trace Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.'s entry into politics. Why do you think he chose to get involved with politics? What events led him toward a life in politics? What challenges did he face in this area?
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