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

2. In what village were the American rowers lodged at a police training camp during the 1936 Olympics?
(a) Reihendorf.
(b) Fischerhude.
(c) Kassel.
(d) Kopenick.

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

4. What crewman at the University of Washington had spent five brutal months fishing for salmon on the Bering Sea in Alaska to raise money to attend college?
(a) George Hunt.
(b) Ed Stanley.
(c) Harvey Love.
(d) Gordy Adam.

5. How old was Eleanor Holm in 1936?
(a) 22.
(b) 19.
(c) 16.
(d) 35.

Short Answer Questions

1. How tall was Bobby Moch in 1936?

2. What two lanes of the racecourse at Grunau were exposed to prevailing winds and could be at times unrowable?

3. What was Bobby Moch's weight in 1936?

4. By what name did the dust storm that hit on April 14, 1935 become known?

5. What does the German word "Burgermeister" translate to in English?

Short Essay Questions

1. What statement did Al Ulbrickson make via an open letter to the Seattle Times in September of 1935? Why did he make this announcement?

2. What did Bobby Moch's father warn him of when he knew that Bobby would be going to Berlin for the 1936 Olympics? Why?

3. What advice did George Pocock give to Joe during the Olympic training session in Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 13? How did this advice affect Joe's performance?

4. What ship did the University of Washington crew take to Europe for the 1936 Summer Olympics? How is the setting of the ship described?

5. What position did Joe Rantz take at the Grand Coulee Dam site in the summer after his sophomore year at the University of Washington? How much did the job pay?

6. How does the author describe the regatta at Poughkeepsie in 1935? How did the University of Washington perform?

7. What concerns did Al Ulbrickson express about the regatta course for the 1936 Summer Olympics? How was the matter resolved?

8. What conflicts arose in the U.S. and other countries regarding Germany hosting the 1936 Summer Olympics? How were these conflicts resolved?

9. How does the author describe the American rowing team's performance at their final race in the 1936 Summer Olympics? What strategies were used?

10. How did the University of Washington crew feel as they prepared to depart for the regatta in Poughkeepsie in Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 14?

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