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

2. Who was Richard Rush?
(a) An American congressman.
(b) A medical student.
(c) An artist.
(d) An American minister to Paris.

3. What was shocking to some Americans about the statues in the Garden of the Tuileries?
(a) Many showed acts considered vulgar to Americans.
(b) Many showed children in unusual situations.
(c) Many were nudes.
(d) Many displayed horrific battle scenes.

4. What two specialties did the Ecole de Medecine offer its students?
(a) General medicine and geriatric medicine.
(b) Surgery and general medicine.
(c) Surgery and gynecology.
(d) Surgery and pediatrics.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was thought to be a cause for the spread of diseases such as cholera?

2. Where did many Americans in the 1830s get their information on Paris and its culture?

3. What requirement did the Ecole de Medecine have that American medical schools did not?

4. What is a brig as described in Chapter 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the primary mode of travel to Europe in the 1830s? What did many of these early travelers think of this mode of transportation?

2. Who was president of France in the 1850s? How was he received by American diplomats?

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

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

5. What shift in the types of Americans coming to Paris took place in the late 1840s?

6. How did many of the Americans who arrived in Paris in the 1830s feel about the stringent laws regarding passports?

7. In Morse's disappointment with his art career, what project did he turn his attention to? How did this project change the way people communicated at the time?

8. Who was George Healy? Who was he commissioned to paint in the 1840s?

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

10. What were some of the biggest complaints against King Louis-Phillipe in 1847 that eventually led to the king going into exile?

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