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. Which country had the best quad in the world?

2. What was Jim Dietz's father's job?

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

4. When did Karl Adam, coach of the Ratzeburg oarsmen, become an influential figure in America?

5. Who did Biglow think he might write to find out about a weight-lifting program?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why was Biglow glad that he chose Dartmouth Medical School?

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

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

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

7. What personal disappointment was Harry Parker fighting during team camp?

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

9. What did Wood arrange to liven things up a little and perhaps give him a sense of belonging at the Olympics?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Because of his background, Biglow seemed different from his college classmates. Discuss how Biglow was different from his teammates and classmates.

Essay Topic 2

Harry Parker offered Lewis a spot as the eighth man in a quad. Using the arguments that Lewis used, argue whether he should or should not have accepted the position.

Essay Topic 3

After the training camp ended and the final selections for the Olympic games were made, Parker felt that he had made some mistakes. Discuss the mistakes that Parker believed he made during the training camp.

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