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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following men is NOT a subject of investigation for the Rink Committee?
(a) Kallbfleisch.
(b) Sweeny.
(c) Tweed.
(d) Kingsley.

2. Who is Lucia Cooper?
(a) John's sister.
(b) John's daughter.
(c) John's mother.
(d) John's wife.

3. How much does the project to build the Brooklyn Bridge cost?
(a) $14-15 million.
(b) $6-7 million.
(c) $1-2 million.
(d) $10-11 million.

4. In which decade is the novel "The Great Bridge" set?
(a) The 1960s.
(b) The 1870s.
(c) The 1920s.
(d) The 1830s.

5. How many pastors preach at John Roebling's funeral?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

6. In what month of the year does Roebling's caisson finally slide into the water?
(a) February.
(b) May.
(c) August.
(d) November.

7. Which of the following is NOT a term used to describe John Roebling by his fellow townsfolk?
(a) An artist.
(b) A free-thinker.
(c) An inventor.
(d) A hero.

8. How many feet of additional width are added to the bridge in order to ensure two-way traffic?
(a) 20.
(b) 15.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

9. What are the New York aldermen nicknamed in the 1850s?
(a) The "Flying Dutchmen."
(b) The "Golden Parachutes."
(c) The "Band of Horsemen."
(d) The "Forty Theives."

10. How does the public react to the working conditions Roebling's men endure in the caissons?
(a) They are fascinated.
(b) They are terrified.
(c) They are outraged.
(d) They are confused.

11. What is Roebling rubbed down with to return his circulation?
(a) Salt and Whiskey.
(b) Tea and Butter.
(c) Sugar and Lime.
(d) Hemp and Cloves.

12. How many copies of the committee's formal approval of the Brooklyn Bridge are made and circulated?
(a) 5.
(b) 500.
(c) 50.
(d) 5,000.

13. Which of the following poets is a supporter of Roebling's bridge project?
(a) Gertruid Stein.
(b) Ezra Pound.
(c) Walt Whitman.
(d) Emily Dickinson.

14. How might Kingsley describe his desire to become a well-known politician in New York?
(a) As an all emcompassing desire.
(b) As a completely nonexistant desire.
(c) As a pipe dream.
(d) As a wistful imagination.

15. What is the name of the lumber company that falls under suspicion of scandal?
(a) Gold Lumber.
(b) Stump and Saw.
(c) Saw and Mill.
(d) Lumberjack's.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many ferries commute between Manhattan and Brooklyn each day?

2. In what city does John Roebling stay while talks of the Brooklyn Bridge reach completion?

3. How many men are responsible for the fire that nearly destroys the caisson?

4. In what hemisphere of Long Island is Brooklyn located?

5. What does Thomas Pope call the bridge that would one day join Manhattan to Brooklyn?

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