The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the request of Theodore Roosevelt, Saint-Gaudens created what?
(a) Designs for the CIA's logo.
(b) Designs for United States gold coinage.
(c) Designs for the Presidential seal.
(d) Designs for United States paper money.

2. What did Washburne think of pronouncements from the government at Versailles?
(a) It was rubbish.
(b) It was the law.
(c) It was very smart.
(d) It was ridiculous.

3. From what illness did Mary Cassatt's sister, Lydia, suffer?
(a) Diabetes.
(b) Bright's disease.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Muscular dystrophy.

4. What was Vernon Lee's profession?
(a) Art critic.
(b) Novelist and essayist.
(c) Psychologist.
(d) Artist.

5. Of what battle was Admiral David Galsgow Farragut best remembered?
(a) Battle of Yorktown.
(b) Battle of the Gulf of Mexico.
(c) Battle of the Atlantic.
(d) Battle of Mobile Bay.

6. Where did Mary Putnam spend one night during the barrage of the Left Bank?
(a) The banks of the Siene.
(b) Under the Pantheon.
(c) The Sorbonne.
(d) The Louvre.

7. What happened when Lillie Moulton attempted to get a passport in March of 1871?
(a) She was disrespected.
(b) Nothing.
(c) She was arrested.
(d) She was denied.

8. Why did Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. return to Paris in 1886?
(a) To revisit some of the places that had such a strong impact on his life.
(b) To visit old friends.
(c) To attend the opera.
(d) To show his daughter the magic and glory of Paris.

9. What ailment left Gussie Saint-Gaudens feeling isolated late in life?
(a) Muteness.
(b) Blindness.
(c) Deafness.
(d) Diabetes.

10. Where did Washburne get his legal degree?
(a) Columbia.
(b) New York University.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Yale.

11. How high above New York Harbor does the torch on Lady Liberty stand?
(a) 200 feet.
(b) 300 feet.
(c) 350 feet.
(d) 240 feet.

12. What nationality was Augustus Saint-Gaudens' mother?
(a) French.
(b) American.
(c) English.
(d) Irish.

13. Who commonly wore cameos during the time in which Saint-Gaudens was an apprentice in the art of cutting cameos?
(a) Artists.
(b) Actors.
(c) Men.
(d) Women.

14. Who marched into Paris on March 1, 1871?
(a) English.
(b) Italians.
(c) Americans.
(d) Germans.

15. For what reason did Henry Adams hire Saint-Gaudens?
(a) To create a statue of Henry Adams himself.
(b) To create a statue of John Adams.
(c) To create a statue of his wife, Clover.
(d) To create a statue of John Quincy Adams.

Short Answer Questions

1. What dance shocked Mark Twain upon his short visit to Paris?

2. Who seized more than a hundred cannon and fortified themselves on the heights of Montmartre?

3. On what committee did Washburne serve as chairman?

4. What episode seems to have created some discord in Saint-Gaudens marriage in 1889?

5. For whose release did Washburne fight for in April of 1871?

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