The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old did Adolf Hitler turn on April 20, 1936?
(a) 47.
(b) 52.
(c) 41.
(d) 36.

2. What did Joyce do after turning off the radio when the Americans won the men's eights at the 1936 Olympics?
(a) She made sandwiches.
(b) She called her mother.
(c) She called Joe.
(d) She called her father.

3. 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) 2 dollars an hour.
(b) 75 cents an hour.
(c) 25 cents an hour.
(d) 50 cents an hour.

4. What is the central boulevard in Berlin described by the author in Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 16?
(a) Unter den Linden.
(b) Kopenhagener Strasse.
(c) Schönhauser Allee.
(d) Bornholmer Strasse.

5. What was Bobby Moch's weight in 1936?
(a) 127 lbs.
(b) 119 lbs.
(c) 176 lbs.
(d) 145 lbs.

6. What was Chuck Day's father's profession?
(a) He was a butcher.
(b) He was a dentist.
(c) He was a professor.
(d) He was a shipbuilder.

7. Who was in charge of the cookhouse for the Washington crew when they arrived for the race at Poughkeepsie in 1936?
(a) Frank G. Gorrie.
(b) Joyce Simnars.
(c) Evanda May Calimar.
(d) Wink Winslow.

8. How tall was the tower that was built on the site where the Maifeld had been at the Reichssportfeld?
(a) 375 feet tall.
(b) 248 feet tall.
(c) 200 feet tall.
(d) 150 feet tall.

9. What does the German word "Burgermeister" translate to in English?
(a) Animal trainer.
(b) Master of the citizens.
(c) Long-distance runner.
(d) Governor of the country.

10. How many of Eleanor Holm's fellow athletes signed a petition to have her reinstated in the 1936 Olympic Games?
(a) About 50.
(b) Over 300.
(c) Less than 5.
(d) Over 200.

11. On what date did the University of Washington crew members depart on the train for Poughkeepsie in 1936?
(a) July 5.
(b) June 24.
(c) March 1.
(d) June 10.

12. How many acres was the site of the Reichssportfeld in 1933?
(a) 78 acres.
(b) 256 acres.
(c) 325 acres.
(d) 150 acres.

13. What film studio came to shoot newsreel of the University of Washington rowing crew as they practiced in January of 1936?
(a) 20th Century Fox.
(b) RKO Pictures.
(c) Columbia Pictures.
(d) Universal Pictures.

14. What was the theme of the seventh annual rally staged at Nuremberg by the Nazi Party in September of 1935?
(a) The Rally for Europe.
(b) The Rally for Peace.
(c) The Rally for Aryans.
(d) The Rally for Freedom.

15. What two lanes of the racecourse at Grunau were exposed to prevailing winds and could be at times unrowable?
(a) Lanes 1 and 2.
(b) Lanes 7 and 8.
(c) Lanes 5 and 6.
(d) Lanes 3 and 4.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Al Ulbrickson's wife?

2. What word used to describe Chuck Day in Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 11 means inclined to quarrel or combative?

3. What was the name of Johnny White's mother?

4. What was the name of the ship that the University of Washington crew took to Europe in 1936?

5. How many eight-oared crews competed in the 1936 Olympic Games?

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