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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What name did Harry Parker use once when he anonymously entered the Head of the Charles regatta?
(a) C. Dickens.
(b) L. Tolstoy.
(c) T. Lazarus.
(d) R. Van Winkle.

2. When did Woodrow Wilson approach a philanthropist and ask for a donation for the Princeton law school?
(a) 1899.
(b) 1917.
(c) 1912.
(d) 1903.

3. Where did Biglow go after the finals?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) New York.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) New Jersey.

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

5. What did Wood do after losing the final?
(a) Went off by himself.
(b) Went for a long walk with his fiancee.
(c) Had a tailgate picnic with his family.
(d) Took his fiancee to dinner.

6. Near what town would Biglow be rowing in the Olympics?
(a) San Diego.
(b) Santa Barbara.
(c) Modesto.
(d) Monterrey.

7. What college did Biglow and Bouscaren row for?
(a) Boston University.
(b) Harvard.
(c) Yale.
(d) Rutgers.

8. When a race was over and Wood had rowed at his peak, how long would it take his body to physically replenish?
(a) 5 days.
(b) 6 days.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 7 days.

9. At what mark did Lewis surge ahead of Bouscaren in the finals?
(a) 1200 meter mark.
(b) 500 meter mark.
(c) 1000 meter mark.
(d) 1500 meter mark.

10. Where was the most revealing image that Steve Kiesling ever saw published of John Biglow?
(a) The Harvard Crimson.
(b) Yale Daily News.
(c) The Daily Princetonian.
(d) The Daily Free Press.

11. How much did Biglow weigh?
(a) 200 pounds.
(b) 175 pounds.
(c) 185 pounds.
(d) 190 pounds.

12. How many liters of oxygen could a world-class rower take in per minute?
(a) 6 liters.
(b) 4 liters.
(c) 3 liters.
(d) 5 liters.

13. When Donald Beer won an Olympic gold medal, what rowing event did he compete in?
(a) A Yale double.
(b) Single sculler.
(c) A Yale four.
(d) A Yale eight.

14. Prior to the 1984 Olympics, when was the last time that an American won gold in rowing?
(a) 1924.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1920.
(d) 1952.

15. How wide was a rowing scull?
(a) 15 inches.
(b) 19 inches.
(c) 17 inches.
(d) 12 inches.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What job had Wood had in Hartford?

3. What did Carl Lewis collect?

4. What year did the U.S. boycott the summer Olympic games?

5. How old was Biglow when he first rowed in a single scull?

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