The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Louis Menand
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 3 The Wilderness, Section 5 | Part 2, Chapter 4 The Man of Two Minds, Section 1 | Part 2, Chapter 4 The Man of Two Minds, Section 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The dominant political party during the time of the Civil War was ________.
(a) Republican Party.
(b) Democratic Party.
(c) Whig Party.
(d) Independent Party

2. Henry James Sr. became involved with all of the following religious groups except _________.
(a) Scottish Baptists.
(b) Primitive Christians.
(c) Swedenborgism.
(d) Lutheran.

3. Henry Dana, Charles Sumner and Charles Adams wanted to use the governmental system to stop the spread of slavery. They were _________.
(a) Republicans.
(b) Democrats.
(c) Conscious Whigs.
(d) Separationists.

4. Holmes was not present for the Battle of Fredericksburg and viewed it as _________.
(a) Proof of his convictions.
(b) A waste of humanity.
(c) Racist.
(d) A great success.

5. William James spent a great deal of time and energy on being indecisive, but he was able to use it to create the idea of _________.
(a) Pragmatism.
(b) Abolitionism.
(c) Antagonism.
(d) Separatism.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Battle of the Wilderness claimed 60,000 lives and was fought over the span of _________.

2. The Battle of the Wilderness was fought by generals Lee and ________.

3. During the Civil War _________ spent ninety days with the Newport Artillery, but then spent the rest of the war studying medicine at Harvard.

4. Henry James Sr. was born again during the _________.

5. The war had been compared to _________ and the Union soldiers rallied themselves around it.

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