The Amateurs Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did most young men compete in rowing?
(a) 6 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 2 years.

2. In the late 1870s, how much money might a top sculler make per year in purses?
(a) $18,000.
(b) $12,000.
(c) $15,000.
(d) $7,500.

3. Who was the Harvard sweep oarsman who had a tough time dealing with the mental adjustment to sculling?
(a) Brad Lewis.
(b) Joe Bouscaren.
(c) John Biglow.
(d) Charley Altekruse.

4. What reason did Wood's father believe kept Wood rowing?
(a) The Olympics.
(b) The prestige.
(c) The money.
(d) The competition.

5. When did the Biglows move West?
(a) After World War I.
(b) After World War II.
(c) After the Civil War.
(d) After the Spanish American War.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the day school that Biglow attended?

2. What did Carl Lewis collect?

3. What physical problems had bothered Biglow that interfered with his rowing?

4. Which cities were the most serious rowing cities in America?

5. What had the American scullers won for the past three years, before the 1984 Olympic trials?

(see the answer key)

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