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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. What coach made the comment that Biglow was chopping wood when he was rowing?
(a) Frank Cunningham.
(b) George Pocock.
(c) Joe Burk.
(d) Charley McIntyre.

2. How many weeks did Parker have to pick both the double and the quad?
(a) 4 weeks.
(b) 7 weeks.
(c) 6 weeks.
(d) 5 weeks.

3. By how many seconds did Lewis and Enquist win the gold?
(a) 2.4 seconds.
(b) 1.5 seconds.
(c) 4.7 seconds.
(d) 3.2 seconds.

4. How tall was Frank Cunningham when he returned to Harvard after the war?
(a) 5 ft. 10 in.
(b) 6 ft. 2 in.
(c) 5 ft. 11 in.
(d) 6 ft. 1 in.

5. Which team went out early and took a commanding lead when Lewis and Enquist raced the final on Sunday?
(a) Belgians.
(b) Germans.
(c) Canadians.
(d) Dutch.

Short Answer Questions

1. What elective course did Biglow take at Dartmouth?

2. When the oarsmen began showing up for the first race at Princeton, when did Lewis and Enquist arrive to work out?

3. Who did Biglow believe were his biggest competition for the bronze medal?

4. What type of drinks were featured in a commercial that ABC aired during the sculling race?

5. How long did Andy Warhol say that fame lasted?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice did Dietz give Wood after rowing together in their first practice in the double?

2. Why was Enquist upset with Lewis after they won the challenge boat at Princeton?

3. Why was the row that Wood and Pat Walter rowed an odd row?

4. Why would the repechage at the Olympics be rowed all-out in a way usually reserved for a final?

5. Why was Wood's fall from rowing so terrible?

6. Why didn't Lewis and Enquist room together at the Olympics?

7. Why was Marine boot camp a revelation to Frank Cunningham?

8. Why was Biglow's rowing proving to be a mystery to him and his coaches?

9. How did Cunningham's coaching career begin in Seattle?

10. How did Parker sometimes protect certain oarsmen whose skills he was confident of from the savagery of the seat?

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