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

Louis Menand
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 7 The Pierces, Section 5 | Part 3, Chapter 8 The Law of Errors, Section 1 | Part 3, Chapter 8 The Law of Errors, Section 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Henry James Sr. rebelled against his father and took up religion in the form of ___________.
(a) Swedenborgian.
(b) Presbyterian.
(c) Scottish Baptist.
(d) Lutheran.

2. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was a(n) _________.
(a) Unionist.
(b) Populist.
(c) Segregationist.
(d) Abolitionist.

3. Henry James had a relationship with _________ who like him disliked institutionalization and systems.
(a) Ralph Waldo Emerson.
(b) Oliver Wendell Holmes.
(c) Henry Abbott.
(d) Charles Lowell.

4. During the Civil War _________ spent ninety days with the Newport Artillery, but then spent the rest of the war studying medicine at Harvard.
(a) Henry James.
(b) William James.
(c) Henry Abbott.
(d) Charles Lowell.

5. Henry James Sr. preached _________ and stated that there was no room for morality.
(a) Atheism.
(b) Slavery as a virtue.
(c) Abstinence.
(d) Free love.

Short Answer Questions

1. The method of least squares was used by Charles in his research for the Coast Survey which led to being considered one of the best ____________

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

3. ___________was a protege of George Cuvier and Alexander von Humboldt.

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

5. Agassiz wrote a letter to ________ stating that he had not found any real evidence of the Ice Age in South America.

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