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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) A book of poetry.
(b) A fictional novel about slavery.
(c) A book of short stories.
(d) A nonfiction book about slavery.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Louis Napoleon Bonaparte say was his power?

2. Why did Oliver Wendell Holmes stress that the ability to dissect a human corpse was a unique and deeply important part of his French medical training?

3. What household pet was very popular among the French in 1830?

4. What took place in April 1834 that allowed many medical students to see gunshot wounds and wounds caused by bayonets first hand?

5. Why did Charles Sumner climb the four hundred steps to the top of Notre Dame?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was James McNeill Whistler? In what country did he spend most of his childhood? What did others think of Whistler during his time in Paris?

2. How did the Americans travel the roads to Paris after arriving in Le Havre?

3. What famous painting did Healy complete in Paris in 1850? What American political event did this painting portray?

4. What kind of careers would most of the American doctors who trained in Paris have?

5. What was one of the most memorable landmarks the Americans would often stop to see on their way into Paris in the 1830s? Why were many Americans so impressed by this sight?

6. For what reason did Parisians place bodies recovered from the Seine on displayed?

7. What were some of Mason Warren's complaints about the behavior of the doctors under whom he trained in Paris?

8. What famous anti-slavery author toured Paris in 1853? What were her impressions of the city?

9. For what reason were many Americans disappointed with their first impressions of Paris?

10. On September 14, 1851, what American author died? Who was among those who memorialized him at a tribute in New York?

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