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

2. 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?
(a) Cleveland, Ohio.
(b) Green Bay, Wisconsin.
(c) Princeton, New Jersey.
(d) Long Beach, California.

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 Great Wall of China.
(b) The Empire State Building.
(c) The Great Pyramid at Giza.
(d) The Sears Tower.

4. Who was the senior that Ulbrickson swapped out for George Morry as coxswain on the sophomore boat at Poughkeepsie in 1935?
(a) Ed Stanley.
(b) Wink Winslow.
(c) George Hunt.
(d) Russell Callow.

5. Who was the stroke man for Penn State at the 1936 Olympic trials?
(a) Jim Wray.
(b) Lloyd Saxton.
(c) Charlie McDonald.
(d) Gordy Adam.

6. What was the area called where Joe Rantz rented a cheap room while working at the Grand Coulee Dam site?
(a) Hooverville.
(b) Jackson Square.
(c) Shack Town.
(d) Dinghy Pond.

7. Who was the stroke on the University of Washington's crew at the 1936 Olympics?
(a) Donald Hume.
(b) Charles Day.
(c) Bobby Moch.
(d) George Hunt.

8. At what posh hotel did the athletic director from Stanford invite the Washington crew boys to dine with him?
(a) Hotel Adlon.
(b) Lindner Hotel.
(c) Four Seasons Berlin.
(d) Nhow Berlin.

9. What rowing crew at the 1936 Olympics was comprised entirely of police officers?
(a) The Australians.
(b) The British.
(c) The French.
(d) The Germans.

10. What was the name of the ship that the University of Washington crew took to Europe in 1936?
(a) The SS Manhattan.
(b) The SS Maryland.
(c) The SS Boston.
(d) The SS Olympia.

11. When the author compare's the coxswain's role in a boat to football in Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 13, he says that the coxswain would comprise what roles on a football field?
(a) Wide receiver, kicker, and fullback.
(b) Linebacker, cheerleader, and kicker.
(c) Kicker, quarterback, and linebacker.
(d) Quarterback, cheerleader, and coach.

12. What crews were the University of Washington boys assigned to race for their preliminary regatta at the 1936 Olympics?
(a) Russia, Italy, France, and Great Britain.
(b) France, Japan, Czechoslovakia, and Great Britain.
(c) China, Japan, and Ireland.
(d) Germany, Italy, and Argentina.

13. What word from Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 10 refers to a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd?
(a) Ambiguity.
(b) Vagary.
(c) Allusion.
(d) Paradox.

14. What did Adolf Hitler do when the announcement was made of the winners of the men's eights event at the 1936 Olympics?
(a) He cheered for the American team.
(b) He began screaming and crying.
(c) He shot himself.
(d) He walked away silently.

15. By what name did the dust storm that hit on April 14, 1935 become known?
(a) Black Friday.
(b) Black Sunday.
(c) Black Thursday.
(d) Black Monday.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were in the first and second lanes at the eight-rowed final regatta of the 1936 Olympics?

2. How much money did the Nazi government secretly funnel to Leni Riefenstahl for the purpose of producing the film "Olympia"?

3. Who was in charge of the cookhouse for the Washington crew when they arrived for the race at Poughkeepsie in 1936?

4. What was the profession of Bobby Moch's father?

5. Who was the coxswain for the British crew at the 1936 Olympic Games?

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