The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one of the derogatory nicknames that the richer students of the University of Washington called Joe Rantz?
(a) Smoking Joe.
(b) Chief Joe.
(c) Jumpin' Joe.
(d) Hobo Joe.

2. When was the first Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta held?
(a) March 11, 1911.
(b) June 24, 1895.
(c) September 29, 1829.
(d) March 31, 1914.

3. Of the Grand Coulee Dam, the narrator says it was "so massive that by the time it was finished it would be the largest masonry structure built since" what?
(a) The Empire State Building.
(b) The Sears Tower.
(c) The Great Pyramid at Giza.
(d) The Great Wall of China.

4. How much did Joe Rantz earn for the dangerous job jack-hammering on the side of cliff faces at the Grand Coulee Dam site in 1935?
(a) 75 cents an hour.
(b) 50 cents an hour.
(c) 25 cents an hour.
(d) 2 dollars an hour.

5. What was the name of the train that the Washington crews took to Poughkeepsie in 1934?
(a) The Great Pacific.
(b) The Red Baron.
(c) The White Rocket.
(d) The Empire Builder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Al Ulbrickson agree to meet Cal, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Wisconsin, and UCLA for a one-off-two-thousand-meter varsity matchup after Poughkeepsie in 1935?

2. How many of the original 175 boys were still in competition for a seat in the first two freshman boats at the University of Washington on October 30, 1933?

3. How many men worked in the kitchen for the cafeteria of the Grand Coulee Dam site when Joe Rantz worked there?

4. On what date does the author say "it began to rain in Seattle as it had never rained before and has never rained since" in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 5?

5. Who wrote an exuberant account of the Cal-Washington varsity regatta for the Associated Press in 1934?

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