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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of Roger Morris's family's moving business?
(a) The Franklin Transfer Company.
(b) The Jackson Movers.
(c) The Williamstown Moving Company.
(d) The Morris Renovation Company.

2. Who wrote an exuberant account of the Cal-Washington varsity regatta for the Associated Press in 1934?
(a) Russell Callow.
(b) Frank G. Gorrie.
(c) Harvey Love.
(d) Willis Thompson.

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

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

5. What was the name of the seventeen-year-old boy who sat in the number two seat of the freshman crew in the beginning of Part 2: Resiliency, Chapter 8?
(a) Willis Thompson.
(b) Russell Callow.
(c) Harvey Love.
(d) George Hunt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the shell that the freshman crew raced in Poughkeepsie in 1934?

2. What was the name of Thula's mother?

3. What kind of shop Harry Rantz run in Sequim, Washington in 1925?

4. On what body of water was the first intercollegiate crew race held in the United States?

5. Who were the sophomore crew members that Ulbrickson called into his office and told they needed to shape up in Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author depict the changes in Joe and the other University of Washington crew members after Coach Bolles announced the final selections for the rowing team in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 5?

2. What event led to the Rantz family moving to Idaho in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 2? How did Joe like Idaho?

3. Where did the Rantz family live in Seattle when they moved there in 1924-1925? Where did Harry Rantz work at this time?

4. How is the theme of "finding value in the discarded" illustrated by the author in Part 2: Resiliency, Chapter 8?

5. How would you compare the actions, motivations, and characteristics of Joe Rantz and Thula Rantz?

6. What were the crew standings like in October of 1933 at the University of Washington? How many boys were still vying for spots on the top boats?

7. How is the setting of Seattle described in 1933 in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 1?

8. How does the author describe his first meeting with Joe Rantz in the Prologue of The Boys in the Boat?

9. What frustrations did Coach Al Ulbrickson face as the crews prepared for Poughkeepsie in Part 3: The Parts That Really Matter, Chapter 9?

10. How does the author describe Roger Morris and his family background in Part 1: What Seasons They Have Been Through, Chapter 5?

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