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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Joe Rantz's music teacher in Sequim?
(a) Miss Willis.
(b) Miss Paul.
(c) Miss Stanley.
(d) Miss Flatebo.

2. Where did Harry go to fetch a doctor when Thula went into labor in November of 1924?
(a) Sequim, Washington.
(b) San Francisco, California.
(c) Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
(d) Mammoth, California.

3. What is the Olympic standard distance for all rowing events?
(a) 1,000 meters.
(b) 500 meters.
(c) 2,500 meters.
(d) 2,000 meters.

4. In what year did Joe Rantz's parents marry?
(a) 1899.
(b) 1882.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1875.

5. On what body of water was the first intercollegiate crew race held in the United States?
(a) Langer See.
(b) Lake Siskiyou.
(c) Montlake Cut.
(d) Lake Winnepesaukee.

6. What University of Washington crew member's father had been the manager of Bon Marche department store and was famous for hiring spies to infiltrate the unions?
(a) Broussais Beck Jr.'s father.
(b) Frank G. Gorrie's father.
(c) Byron Noble's father.
(d) Angus Hay Jr.'s father.

7. When was Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as President of the United States?
(a) March 4, 1933.
(b) October 9, 1933.
(c) July 1, 1932.
(d) ecember 14, 1930.

8. Who were the brothers that were in the all-sophomore boat and the JV boat and sustained a sibling rivalry in Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 9?
(a) Ky and James Ebright.
(b) Sid and George Lund.
(c) Jim and Paul Hunt.
(d) Roger and Andrew Morris.

9. When did Stanford University first compete in the IRA Regatta?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1856.
(c) 1899.
(d) 1900.

10. What was the name of Thula's mother?
(a) Emily Thompson.
(b) Sarah McWilliams.
(c) Ellen Jackson.
(d) Mary LaFollette.

11. What was the name of the University of Washington student that accidentally set himself on fire during a bonfire and was killed in 1933?
(a) Roger Morris.
(b) Angus Hay Jr.
(c) Willis Thompson.
(d) Byron Noble.

12. At what time each night did Al Ulbrickson tell his Washington crew boys that they must go to bed each night in Part 2: Resiliency, Chapter 8?
(a) 10:00 p.m.
(b) 8:00 p.m.
(c) 9:00 p.m.
(d) 11:00 p.m.

13. How far did Roger Morris walk to the University of Washington each day from his parents' home in Fremont?
(a) 2.5 miles.
(b) 16 miles.
(c) 5.5 miles.
(d) 1.5 miles.

14. What was the name of the business where Joe visited his father at work in Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 9?
(a) The Golden Rule Dairy and Bakery.
(b) Clyde's Deli and Bakery.
(c) The White Horse Tavern.
(d) The Northern-Pacific-Railroad.

15. On what date did Joyce Simdar's family home burn to the ground?
(a) October 9, 1926.
(b) March 4, 1933.
(c) September 29, 1929.
(d) March 11, 1911.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. On what date did the University of Washington's freshman and varsity rowing teams board the train for Poughkeepsie in 1934?

3. Who hired Joe Rantz to help him install a new roof on his farmhouse in the summer of 1934?

4. Who was the coxswain of the varsity boat that raced against the freshmen at the University of Washington in Part 2: Resiliency, Chapter 6?

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

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