The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Henry James Sr. was born again during the _________.
(a) Civil War.
(b) Awakening.
(c) Great Second Awakening.
(d) Transcendentalist Movement.

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

3. _________ had more spindles of cotton than all of the eleven states of the South put together.
(a) Raleigh.
(b) Boston.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Jamestown.

4. Due to Henry James Sr.'s religious beliefs, his wife Mary Walsh had to resign her membership at the _________ church before their marriage.
(a) Scottish Baptist.
(b) Swedenborgian.
(c) Lutheran.
(d) Presbyterian.

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) Abolitionism.
(b) Antagonism.
(c) Separatism.
(d) Pragmatism.

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

7. The philosophy that began to emerge with the formation of the Metaphysical Club is known as_________.
(a) Monogenism.
(b) Pragmatism.
(c) Polygenism.
(d) Evolutionism.

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

9. When the expedition to Brazil returned, _________ gave lectures about evidence of the Ice Age in Brazil.
(a) William James.
(b) Elisabeth Agassiz.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) Louis Agassiz.

10. The Battle of the Wilderness was fought by generals Lee and ________.
(a) Grant.
(b) Wright.
(c) McClellan.
(d) 'Stonewall Jackson.'

11. Holmes' experiences during the war led him to believe that imposing one's beliefs would always lead to __________.
(a) Peace.
(b) Change.
(c) Violence.
(d) Slavery.

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

13. William James was an extreme ________ like his father, but disagreed with many of his father's ideals.
(a) Protestant.
(b) Scottish Baptist.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Platonist.

14. __________ believed that results not logic created beliefs.
(a) William James.
(b) Henry Buckle.
(c) Chauncy Wright.
(d) Charles Eliot.

15. The Battle of the Wilderness claimed 60,000 lives and was fought over the span of _________.
(a) 20 days.
(b) 40 days.
(c) 60 days.
(d) 30 days.

Short Answer Questions

1. Benjamin and Charles Pierce were called to verify the authenticity of a will document produced by __________.

2. Holmes was wounded ______ times during the Civil War.

3. __________consisted mainly of abolitionists which was shown when it enrolled 34,000 out of 37,000 available men for the war.

4. In January of 1861, Richard Hallowell hired Holmes as a body guard for __________.

5. __________ created the method of least squares in order to find the true location of the object.

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