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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what date was the medal race for the eight-oared crews in the 1936 Olympic Games?
(a) July 23.
(b) May 12.
(c) August 20.
(d) August 14.

2. Who was the stroke on the German crew at the 1936 Olympics?
(a) Vic Krulak.
(b) Angus Hay Jr.
(c) Gerd Vols.
(d) Wink Winslow.

3. Where did Bobby Moch grow up?
(a) Portland, Oregon.
(b) Berkeley, California.
(c) Montesano, Washington.
(d) Spokane, Washington.

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

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

6. Who was the coxswain for Navy at the Olympic trials in 1936?
(a) Gordy Adam.
(b) Wink Winslow.
(c) Vic Krulak.
(d) Joe Louis.

7. 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.

8. Who won the bronze medal in men's eights at the 1936 Olympics?
(a) Italy.
(b) France.
(c) Great Britain.
(d) Germany.

9. How many crews competed for the right to go to Berlin's 1936 Olympics in Princeton?
(a) 12.
(b) 8.
(c) 10.
(d) 6.

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

11. Who was the head of the Yale rowing crew at the Olympic trials in 1936?
(a) Joe Louis.
(b) Ed Stanley.
(c) Ed Leader.
(d) Gordy Adam.

12. Who was the NBC announcer that screamed the details of the crew regatta over KOMO's airwaves in Seattle during the 1936 Olympic Games?
(a) Ed Stanley.
(b) George Hunt.
(c) Vic Krulak.
(d) Bill Slater.

13. How old was Jim Ten Eyck, the coach from Syracuse, in 1935 when Washington went to race in Poughkeepsie?
(a) 55.
(b) 39.
(c) 83.
(d) 76.

14. What crew member for the University of Washington varsity crew in 1936 hailed from Anacortes, Washington, and was an accomplished pianist and athlete?
(a) Wink Winslow.
(b) Avery Brundage.
(c) Gordy Adam.
(d) Don Hume.

15. Who was the coach of the U.S. women's swimming team that expelled Eleanor Holm from the Olympic team due to her drinking in 1936?
(a) Gordy Adam.
(b) Avery Brundage.
(c) Wink Winslow.
(d) Vic Krulak.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Al Ulbrickson announce to the University of Washington crew as they left on the train for Poughkeepsie in 1936?

2. Who stands on the podium at the medal ceremony at the 1936 Olympics in the photograph that concludes Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 18?

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

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

5. What was Chuck Day's father's profession?

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