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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: Resiliency, Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the rowing program at the University of California at Berkeley established?
(a) 1856.
(b) 1868.
(c) 1901.
(d) 1899.

2. Who was the head of the rowing program at the University of California at Berkeley in 1934?
(a) Angus Hay Jr.
(b) Ky Ebright.
(c) Roger Morris.
(d) Willis Thompson.

3. What word from Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 3 refers to an even balance or distribution of weight?
(a) Elocution.
(b) Posterior.
(c) Equipoise.
(d) Ellipses.

4. What friend of Joe Rantz's was a central figure in one of Daniel James Brown's earlier books, according to the author in the Prologue?
(a) Angus Hay Jr.
(b) Byron Noble.
(c) Tom Bolles.
(d) George A. Wyman.

5. What word from the narrative refers to a boat race?
(a) Regatta.
(b) Sculler.
(c) Intaglio.
(d) Rampart.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where were the University of Washington rowing crew tryouts held in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 1?

2. When did Stanford University first compete in the IRA Regatta?

3. In what year did Hiram Conibear die?

4. Who was the first person to cross the United States by motor vehicle, traveling by motorcycle from San Francisco to New York?

5. In the fourth year of the Great Depression, how many Americans had no job or prospect of finding one, according to the author in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 1?

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