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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was the person that Biglow visited after the finals?
(a) 94.
(b) 56.
(c) 52.
(d) 27.

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

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

4. What was Biglow's grade point average when he graduated from Yale?
(a) 3.3.
(b) 2.7.
(c) 3.1
(d) 2.9.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What job had Wood had in Hartford?

2. What sport did Harry Parker encourage rowers to take up because it built up athletic endurance?

3. Where were the Olympic trials held in Chapter 1?

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

5. How tall was Pertti Karppinen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Fritz Hagerman, an Ohio University professor who specialized in testing athletes, believe was a reason why those who dominated in sculling were physiological freaks?

2. Why was it difficult to televise rowing?

3. Why did both Biglow and Wood want to be the single sculler in the 1984 Olympic games?

4. Why was Christopher Wood known for being particularly experienced in scrounging lodging and food?

5. Why did Biglow decide to attend Yale?

6. Why did a photo of John Biglow published in the "Yale Daily News" make Steve Kiesling a little uneasy?

7. Why would it have been difficult for the Dallas Cowboys to draft Carl Lewis as a possible wide receiver?

8. What was Jim Dietz's history rowing competitively?

9. Why did Mitch accompany Lewis to Princeton?

10. Why had Lewis's home life not been an easy one?

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