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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 Benjamin Franklin?
(a) A French teacher.
(b) An American artist in Paris.
(c) An American diplomat, politician, writer, and inventor.
(d) A French immigrant.

2. How did Antoine Gros die?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Cholera.
(d) Tuberculosis.

3. For what reason did Mason Warren return to Paris three times in his life after his initial student days?
(a) To further his studies.
(b) To show it to his children.
(c) Poor health.
(d) To visit old friends.

4. Why did Elizabeth Blackwell go to Paris?
(a) To further her artistic education.
(b) To further her medical education.
(c) To further her legal education.
(d) To further her general education.

5. What problem did American doctors, and/or their patients, have in regards to female patients that was not shared by their Paris equivalent in 1830?
(a) A lack of understanding about female anatomy.
(b) Lack of concern for the conditions centering on pregnancy.
(c) Lack of freedom to examine female patients.
(d) A lack of respect for the particular ailments of women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was James Fenimore Cooper's most well known novel prior to his travels to Paris?

2. Who was it who came to believe there was something distinctive in an American face that he could pick out in a crowd?

3. Who is Natty Bumppo?

4. What were the June Days of 1848?

5. What did Healy use to get some of the faces in his painting, Webster's Repy to Hayne, correct?

Short Essay Questions

1. What artist did James Fenimore Cooper befriend while living in Paris? Where was this artist completing most of his work during this friendship?

2. What epidemic came to Paris in the spring of 1832 that forced many Americans to leave town?

3. What were some of the professions of those who traveled to Paris in the 1830s? What reason did they have to travel to Paris?

4. Who taught Samuel Morse to paint? What career would his parents have preferred he pursued?

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

6. 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?

7. What did the Americans find unusual about the way in which Parisians took their meals?

8. 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?

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

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

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