The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 28, “The Man of Destiny”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Theodore Roosevelt visit in Boston after buying Elk Horn ranch in the Dakotas, according to the author in Chapter 11, “The Cowboy of the Present”?
(a) George Edmunds.
(b) James G. Blaine.
(c) Titus Sheard.
(d) Henry Cabot Lodge.

2. When was the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act established?
(a) 1888.
(b) 1883.
(c) 1885.
(d) 1895.

3. Where was Maria Longworth Nichols Storer from?
(a) Cincinnati, Ohio.
(b) Portland, Maine.
(c) New Brunswick, New Jersey.
(d) Little Rock, Arkansas.

4. How did Theodore Roosevelt’s wife Edith feel about his potential nomination of Vice President?
(a) She was indifferent.
(b) She supported it.
(c) She opposed it.
(d) She was overwhelmingly happy.

5. Who won the election for the Mayor of New York in 1886?
(a) Abram Hewitt.
(b) George Edmunds.
(c) Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice.
(d) Henry Cabot Lodge.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who became the primary caretaker of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice following the death of his first wife?

2. Theodore Roosevelt’s first trip to the Dakota Territory began at what rough establishment described as a room full of cots in Chapter 8, “The Dude from New York”?

3. What author is cited in the Prologue as having been a fan of Theodore Roosevelt’s and who called him “delightful”?

4. A severe U.S. winter in 1886-1887 wiped out most of Theodore Roosevelt’s herd of cattle and his investments of how much at Elk Horn ranch?

5. Who did Theodore Roosevelt meet at a party that suggested Roosevelt accompany him to Dakota, according to the author in Chapter 7, “The Fighting Cock”?

(see the answer key)

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