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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Helen and Anne decide she should attend the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf?
(a) It was close to her home.
(b) It was best for continuing her speech and lip-reading skills.
(c) It was a school that would allow Anne to attend as her interpreter.
(d) It was the only school that would accept Helen.

2. How does Helen indicate one should take their education?
(a) As if it is something precious.
(b) As they would take awalk in the country.
(c) As an door opening to the world around.
(d) As if there is nothing else of importance.

3. Which of the following people supported Helen through her traumatic event?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) Dr. Bell.
(c) Mr. Anagnos.
(d) Margaret Canby.

4. How does Helen describe the Bible?
(a) A compelling and decisive story.
(b) A collection of literature more than a record of religion.
(c) A record of religion more than a collection of literature.
(d) A broken book that was unable to provide comforting.

5. What was Helen given permission to do at the World's Fair?
(a) Touch the exhibits.
(b) Visit things others could not visit.
(c) Go places women were not allowed with Dr. Bell.
(d) Enter areas reserved for dignitaries.

6. On what did Mr. Gilman base his assumptions?
(a) Helen's behavior.
(b) Talking with Helen.
(c) His personal observations.
(d) Reports from other teachers.

7. What is Helen's favorite pastime when she is not reading?
(a) Riding bikes.
(b) Sailing.
(c) Walking.
(d) Swimming.

8. How did Helen feel about the Bible when she was a child?
(a) It was too simple for her.
(b) She loves the good she finds in it.
(c) The brutality is too much for her.
(d) It bored her.

9. What did Mr. Gilman want Anne and Helen to do?
(a) Leave his school.
(b) Work harder in her subjects.
(c) Stay at his school more than two years.
(d) Hire additional tutors.

10. Why did Helen wait an additional year before she entered Radcliffe?
(a) She was only granted acceptance based on waiting the year.
(b) She wanted a year to enjoy her time at home with her sister.
(c) She needed to take a break and give Anne a break.
(d) She wanted to be more prepared, especially in math.

11. What kept Helen from being lonely at Cambridge?
(a) She was able to get outside frequently.
(b) Girls learned to fingerspell.
(c) Her friends from Philadelphia visited often.
(d) Mildred stayed to study there as well.

12. How did Helen feel about cold winters?
(a) She disliked them.
(b) She enjoyed them.
(c) She despised them.
(d) She tolerated them.

13. What about the American Falls at Niagara made a big impression on Helen?
(a) Their history.
(b) Their ability to spray water far.
(c) Their power.
(d) Their size.

14. What made math more difficult for Helen?
(a) She did not understand math.
(b) Anne was not allowed to translate in the math classes.
(c) The books were not ready for her.
(d) She refused to put forth the effort as she did not enjoy the subject.

15. What gives Helen fond memories of her time in New York?
(a) Her newly found lip-reading skills.
(b) Her love of languages and geography.
(c) That Anne was with her the whole time.
(d) The progress she made with her speech skills.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Helen take notes during classes?

2. Which subject did Helen never learn to like or excel at?

3. Why might it not be surprising that Helen learned to like studying Latin?

4. Which of the following subjects was not one Helen studied during her time in New York?

5. What did Helen indicate she missed the most during her time in college?

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