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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What helped bring more visitors to Paris from the rest of Europe?
(a) New vehicles.
(b) New railroads.
(c) New ships.
(d) New public transit.

2. What profession did Ralph Waldo Emerson leave prior to going to Paris in 1833?
(a) Artist.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Preacher.

3. By what title was Louis Napoleon Bonaparte often referred?
(a) Little Prince.
(b) Prince-King.
(c) King-President.
(d) Prince-President.

4. Besides creating portraits, what other means of making money did Samuel Morse pursue before moving to Paris?
(a) Writing.
(b) Preaching.
(c) Inventing.
(d) Teaching.

5. Where did many Americans in the 1830s get their information on Paris and its culture?
(a) From previous travels.
(b) From the styles and art of Paris.
(c) From the newspapers and literature.
(d) From gossip.

6. What was one of the great virtues of Morse's project, Gallery of the Louvre?
(a) It shows a rare portrait of James Fenimore Cooper.
(b) It shows a view of the Louvre many people will never see.
(c) It shows a great number of American visitors to Paris.
(d) It shows a great number of masterworks all together.

7. What was the first news article to appear about the daguerreotype in the United States?
(a) An article written by a friend of Daguerre for the New York Observer.
(b) Morse's account of a visit with Daguerre that his brothers had published.
(c) A daguerreotype sent to the New York Observer by Morse.
(d) An article written by Daguerre.

8. Who was Antoine Gros?
(a) A law professor.
(b) A medical teacher.
(c) An art student.
(d) An art teacher.

9. Who was the first American to be admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts?
(a) William Morris Hunt.
(b) Charles Sumner.
(c) Richard Morris Hunt.
(d) George Healy.

10. Who was Benjamin Franklin?
(a) A French teacher.
(b) A French immigrant.
(c) An American diplomat, politician, writer, and inventor.
(d) An American artist in Paris.

11. What American was good friends with Louis Napoleon Bonaparte?
(a) Samuel Morse.
(b) James Fenimore Cooper.
(c) George Healy.
(d) Dr. Thomas Evans.

12. What did Louis Napoleon Bonaparte say was his power?
(a) His looks.
(b) His name.
(c) His family history.
(d) His charm.

13. What was Emma Willard's profession?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Artist.
(c) Schoolmistress and textbook writer.
(d) Doctor in training.

14. What profession was Elizabeth Blackwell a member of?
(a) Medicine.
(b) Art.
(c) Education.
(d) Law.

15. Who attacked and beat Charles Sumner to such a degree that he would have pain for much of the rest of his life?
(a) Congressman Brooks.
(b) A mugger on the street.
(c) His wife.
(d) Naval officer William Lynch.

Short Answer Questions

1. How large is Webster's Reply to Hayne by George Healy?

2. Who did Mrs. Willard have a visit with upon arriving in Paris?

3. How did James Jackson Jr. die?

4. What took place on September 2, 1851?

5. Why did Samuel Morse wish to go to Paris in the 1830s?

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