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

David McCullough
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what reasons did Gussie often avoid social situations early in her marriage?

2. Where did Washburne get his legal degree?

3. What is an atelier?

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

5. What did Washburne think of pronouncements from the government at Versailles?

Short Essay Questions

1. What event took place in Paris in 1867 that brought Augustus Saint-Gaudens to Paris?

2. Who was Mary Cassatt's most loyal companion? How did she die? How did this impact Cassatt?

3. What were the terms of France's surrender to the Germans in 1871?

4. What caused some of the delays with Saint-Gaudens' creation of the Farragut?

5. What was the American Ambulance? Who created it?

6. For what reason did General Louis Trochu refuse to allow people to leave Paris during his army's siege of the city?

7. What famous American politician visited Paris in 1878 upon the resignation of Elihu Washburne?

8. What was Augustus Saint-Gaudens' relationship to Davida Clark?

9. What skill did Saint-Gaudens have that many of his fellow students often ask him to share with the class?

10. What accomplishment did Elihu Washburne's maternal grandfather complete that made Washburne's mother deeply proud of him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the Ecole de Medicine? Why did many Americans chose to attend medical school in Paris? How did French medical training contrast with American medical training? How did medical protocols compare with American? Who were the teachers at the Ecole de Medicine? How did their techniques differ from what Americans had previously been taught?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following historical events in an essay, using quotes from the book to support your conclusions:

1) Siege of Paris

2) American Civil War

3) Laying of the Transatlantic Cable

4) Invention of the telegraph.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following people in an essay using quotes from the book to support your conclusions:

1) Charles Sumner

2) John Sanderson

3) Nathaniel Willis

4) Emma Willard.

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