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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Carl Lewis collect?
(a) Stamps.
(b) Coins.
(c) Antique automobiles.
(d) Antiques and crystal.

2. How old was Biglow when he first rowed in a single scull?
(a) 17.
(b) 12.
(c) 10.
(d) 15.

3. What year did Biglow graduate from college?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1977.
(c) 1979.
(d) 1978.

4. How many hours did Wood practice?
(a) About 300 hours.
(b) About 700 hours.
(c) As many as 475 hours.
(d) As many as 500 hours.

5. How much time might Wood race in a year?
(a) 90 minutes.
(b) 220 minutes.
(c) 130 minutes.
(d) 75 minutes.

6. What were Anthony Bouscaren's religious beliefs?
(a) Catholic.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Methodist.
(d) Episcopalian.

7. How tall was Biglow?
(a) 6 ft. 1 inch.
(b) 6 ft. 3 inches.
(c) 5 ft. 11 inches.
(d) 6 ft. 4 inches.

8. What year did the U.S. boycott the summer Olympic games?
(a) 1976.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1972.
(d) 1968.

9. Who was the person that Lewis worked with most of the time when he was rowing?
(a) His cousin.
(b) His coach.
(c) His father.
(d) His brother.

10. Which cities were the most serious rowing cities in America?
(a) Seattle and Portland.
(b) Hartford and New Haven.
(c) New York and Washington, D.C.
(d) Boston and Philadelphia.

11. When had Christopher Wood been a spare on an Olympic team, before 1984?
(a) 1976.
(b) 1968.
(c) 1972.
(d) 1980.

12. Who donated the money for the lake where the 1984 Olympic trials took place?
(a) W.K .Kellogg.
(b) Andrew Carnegie.
(c) John D. Rockefeller.
(d) J.P. Morgan.

13. On the Monday after the finals, which country pulled out of the 1984 Olympics?
(a) West Germany.
(b) Lithuania.
(c) Latvia.
(d) Soviet Union.

14. Biglow and Bouscaren were staying with Donald Beer. When did Beer graduate from Yale?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1961.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1959.

15. When did Karppinen first win an Olympic gold medal?
(a) 1972.
(b) 1968.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1980.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much did Biglow weigh?

2. How much did Wood and his teammates once spend apiece to stay in a room at the Princeton Motor Lodge?

3. Who did Biglow go to visit after the finals?

4. How wide was a rowing scull?

5. When Shealy was on the Harvard crew, by how many lengths did Harvard beat the University of Washington?

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