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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did James Fenimore Cooper not leave Paris at the beginning of the cholera outbreak?
(a) He was wife was expecting another child.
(b) He did not want to leave his friend, Morse.
(c) He was ill, as was his wife.
(d) He did not think it would affect him.

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

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

4. What was James Fenimore Cooper's most well known novel prior to his travels to Paris?
(a) The Last of the Mohicans.
(b) Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers.
(c) The Ways of the Hour.
(d) The Deerslayer.

5. What did James Fenimore Cooper mean when he said France was a country of dirt and gilding?
(a) That it was filled with complex people.
(b) That it was a world rich in history.
(c) That it was poor and wealthy.
(d) That it was both filthy and filled with beauty.

6. What did many Americans quickly discover about the economy in France as compared to America?
(a) The cost of living in France was much lower than America.
(b) The economy in France was less stable than America.
(c) Incomes in France were much lower.
(d) Taxes in France were much higher.

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

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

9. What fashion among male Parisians did John Sanderson criticize during his time in Paris?
(a) Oversized shirts.
(b) Blousy slacks.
(c) Beards and mustaches.
(d) High pompadour haircuts.

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

11. 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) Samuel Morse.
(c) George Healy.
(d) James Fenimore Cooper.

12. Who was Oliver Wendell Holmes?
(a) A historian.
(b) A writer.
(c) A judge.
(d) An artist.

13. What is Morse Code?
(a) A code the Americans used during the Revolutionary War.
(b) Electrical signals that translate into dots and dashes.
(c) A language that allows artists to hide messages in paintings.
(d) A means of communication for deaf people.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Louvre?

2. Where was the first children's hospital opened?

3. Who was the Marquis de Lafayette?

4. How far was the trip from La Havre to Paris?

5. Who was P.T.Barnum?

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