The Amateurs Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Bouscaren receive an offer for his residency?

2. When would there be an additional Olympic trial at Princeton for young men who had the right to challenge the camp boats?

3. Where would the international regatta be held after the Olympic trials?

4. Where did Lewis go immediately after he and Enquist became the American double?

5. What commercial did ABC air, suspending the scullers in mid-race?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was it so difficult for Wood that he was chosen to be a spare by the Olympic rowing committee?

2. What did Lewis have Enquist do because Enquist's forearms were weak?

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

4. What did Biglow like about being in the Olympic camp?

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

6. Why was selecting boats more difficult for an Olympic team than for a college one?

7. What did Lewis decide about his and Enquist's chances at the Olympics after viewing videotapes of Lucerne and last year's world championships?

8. Why did Parker and Altekruse argue on the day of the Princeton trials?

9. Why did Enquist tell Lewis not to get arrested and put in jail?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss why Bouscaren, Biglow, Lewis, and Wood had different feelings about rowing after the Olympics, and why each man did or did not decide to continue rowing.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the book, discuss why perseverance was necessary to succeed in rowing.

Essay Topic 3

The eastern and western rowing coaches had different coaching styles. Discuss the coaching styles of the eastern and western coaches, and why Biglow felt caught between the two styles of coaching.

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