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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Theodore Roosevelt returned to New York from the Dakotas in 1885-1886, a publisher contracted him to write a biography of whom?
(a) Thomas Hart Benton.
(b) Joe Ferris.
(c) James G. Blaine.
(d) Seth Bullock.

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

3. What book did Theodore Roosevelt publish in 1885 about his experiences in the Dakotas?
(a) Some of the Birds of Oyster Bay.
(b) The Summer Birds of the Adirondacks.
(c) A Biography of Gouveneur Morris.
(d) Hunting Tips of a Ranchman.

4. What did Theodore Roosevelt change the name of his estate at Oyster Bay to after the death of his wife Alice?
(a) Leeholm.
(b) Sagamore Hill.
(c) Elk Horn.
(d) Magenta Lee.

5. In the beginning of Chapter 9, “The Honorable Gentleman,” the author describes Theodore Roosevelt returning to Albany to serve his what term as assemblyman?
(a) His fourth term.
(b) His second term.
(c) His third term.
(d) His fifth term.

6. Who did Theodore Roosevelt meet aboard a ship bound for England in the winter of 1886, who later introduced Roosevelt to many English dignitaries?
(a) Abram Hewitt.
(b) George Edmunds.
(c) Henry Cabot Lodge.
(d) Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice.

7. In the winter when Theodore Roosevelt was wooing Alice Lee, he took a vacation to what location in Maine, according to the author in Chapter 4, “The Swell in the Dog-Cart”?
(a) Portland, Maine.
(b) Beaverton, Maine.
(c) Lost Island, Maine.
(d) Island Falls, Maine.

8. When was Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Lee Roosevelt born?
(a) October 27, 1858.
(b) February 12, 1884.
(c) October 28, 1881.
(d) January 14, 1883.

9. What term refers to the widely held belief that American settlers were destined to expand across the continent?
(a) Personal Utopia.
(b) Individual Right.
(c) Manifest Destiny.
(d) Indian Removal.

10. Who wrote “The Saga of King Olaf”?
(a) Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
(b) Edith Wharton.
(c) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
(d) Mark Twain.

11. When Theodore Roosevelt first took his friends from Maine to his Elk Horn ranch in the Dakotas, he enjoyed much success as a hunter, even killing what?
(a) A mountain lion.
(b) A buffalo.
(c) A grizzly bear.
(d) An elk.

12. Who beat Theodore Roosevelt for the position of Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1884?
(a) Henry Cabot Lodge.
(b) Titus Sheard.
(c) James G. Blaine.
(d) George Edmunds.

13. As a New York State Assemblyman, what nickname did Theodore Roosevelt gain for his habit of striking down the bills of others while drafting little legislation of his own?
(a) “Whippersnapper Assemblyman.”
(b) “Cyclone Assemblyman.”
(c) “Wunderkind Assemblyman.”
(d) “Ivy League Assemblyman.”

14. Who became the primary caretaker of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice following the death of his first wife?
(a) Bamie Roosevelt.
(b) Sarah Roosevelt.
(c) Henry Cabot Lodge.
(d) Mittie Roosevelt.

15. Thomas Roosevelt’s family largely spent their summers at an estate located where?
(a) Richfield Springs, New York.
(b) Brighton Beach, New York.
(c) Oyster Bay, New York.
(d) Coney Island, New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1886, Roosevelt ran as the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, portraying himself as what persona?

2. When Theodore Roosevelt took up sporting with hounds in 1885, he injured himself where on his first trip out?

3. In the Dakota Territory, Roosevelt enjoyed celebrity status for his capture of the cattle thieves who stole his boat. He was then asked to give a speech at a political celebration in what town on July 4, according to the author in Chapter 13, “The Long Arm of the Law”?

4. From whose brother did Theodore Roosevelt purchase the lands in the Dakota Territory that he planned to use as a cattle ranch?

5. 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”?

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