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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was it who came to believe there was something distinctive in an American face that he could pick out in a crowd?
(a) Nathaniel Willis.
(b) James Fenimore Cooper.
(c) Samuel Morse.
(d) George Healy.

2. For shat portrait did George Healy win his first medal at the Paris Salon?
(a) One of Mrs. Otis.
(b) One of Queen Victoria.
(c) One of Mrs. Cass.
(d) One of the American minister to France, General Lewis Cass.

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

4. Who was the American minister to Paris in 1787?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Benjamin Franklin.
(c) Henry Clay.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

5. What did his teacher, Pierre-Charles--Alexandre Louis, encourage James Jackson, Jr. to pursue in his medical education?
(a) Oncology.
(b) Surgery.
(c) Pathological research.
(d) Gynecology.

6. 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.

7. What household pet was very popular among the French in 1830?
(a) Fish.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Cats.
(d) Hamsters.

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

9. Why did Victor Hugo move to Belgium in 1851?
(a) To have the freedom to speak his mind about the new French government.
(b) To aid his health.
(c) To join his family.
(d) To escape prosecution.

10. What were omnibuses?
(a) Giant, horse-drawn public conveyances.
(b) Large wheelchairs.
(c) Double rider bikes.
(d) Double-decker boats that traveled the Seine.

11. What type of artist did George Healy long to be?
(a) A cameo maker.
(b) A portrait painter.
(c) A sculptor.
(d) A landscape painter.

12. Who did Mrs. Willard have a visit with upon arriving in Paris?
(a) Samuel Morse.
(b) General Lafayette.
(c) Victor Hugo.
(d) King Louis-Phillipe.

13. What is a brig as described in Chapter 1?
(a) A two-masted square-rigged ship that carried cargo.
(b) A single-masted round rigged ship that carried passengers.
(c) A millitary jail.
(d) A cruise ship.

14. What did Americans find unexpectedly good on their journey to Paris after leaving the ships?
(a) The roads.
(b) The vehicles.
(c) The food.
(d) The accomadations.

15. How much older than the discovery of America by Columbus was the cathedral at Rouen?
(a) Two hundred years.
(b) Fifty years.
(c) More than three hundred years.
(d) Less than a hundred years.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Marquis de Lafayette?

2. What invention did Samuel Morse create that changed communications throughout the world?

3. What country denied a patent to Morse for his new invention in 1837?

4. Who founded Cooperstown in New York?

5. With whom did James Fenimore Cooper walk the entire circumference of the city on foot?

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