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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What future Secretary of State did Theodore Roosevelt meet in September of 1870, according to the author in Chapter 2, “The Mind, but Not the Body”?
(a) John Hay.
(b) Isaac Hunt.
(c) Titus Sheard.
(d) Joe Ferris.

2. While on his spring tour honeymoon of Europe with his wife Alice, Theodore Roosevelt learned of whose assassination?
(a) Winston Churchill’s.
(b) Abraham Lincoln’s.
(c) William McKinley’s.
(d) James Garfield’s.

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

4. On what date was Theodore Roosevelt born?
(a) February 12, 1840.
(b) October 21, 1841.
(c) October 27, 1858.
(d) October 28, 1881.

5. When Theodore Roosevelt returned Albany to the Republican Convention of 1884, he led the independents for what candidate?
(a) James G. Blaine.
(b) George Edmunds.
(c) Grover Cleveland.
(d) Titus Sheard.

6. Who won the Presidential election in 1884?
(a) George Edmunds.
(b) Henry Cabot Lodge.
(c) Titus Sheard.
(d) Grover Cleveland.

7. What name refers to Republican political activists that bolted from the U.S. Republican Party by supporting Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland in the Presidential Election of 1884?
(a) Whigs.
(b) Carpetbaggers.
(c) Turncoats.
(d) Mugwumps.

8. 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) Indian Removal.
(d) Manifest Destiny.

9. 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 second term.
(b) His third term.
(c) His fourth term.
(d) His fifth term.

10. Theodore Roosevelt began his trip to the Dakota Territory at a rough hotel along the banks of what river, according to the author in Chapter 8, “The Dude from New York”?
(a) The Colorado River.
(b) The Little Missouri River.
(c) The Klamath River.
(d) The Arkansas River.

11. What did Theodore Roosevelt’s mother die of on the same day that his wife died?
(a) Bright’s disease.
(b) A brain aneurysm.
(c) Lung cancer.
(d) Typhoid fever.

12. 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) Henry Cabot Lodge.
(b) Titus Sheard.
(c) George Edmunds.
(d) James G. Blaine.

13. What author is mentioned in the Prologue as having remarked negatively about President Theodore Roosevelt’s methodologies and called him “insane”?
(a) Edgar Allan Poe.
(b) Edith Wharton.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) Rudyard Kipling.

14. What author is cited in the Prologue as having been a fan of Theodore Roosevelt’s and who called him “delightful”?
(a) Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Rudyard Kipling.
(d) Edith Wharton.

15. 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”?
(a) The Myriam Hotel.
(b) The Pyramid Park Hotel.
(c) The Jackson Cliff Tavern.
(d) The White Horse Tavern.

Short Answer Questions

1. What name did Theodore Roosevelt plan to give to the estate that he built on Long Island for Alice Lee?

2. In how many of his seven subjects did Theodore Roosevelt earn honors at the completion of his freshman year in college?

3. In Chapter 9, “The Honorable Gentleman,” the author states that Theodore Roosevelt succeeded in pushing three pieces of legislations through, including a reform of what?

4. What friends from Maine did Theodore Roosevelt hire to manage his new ranch Elk Horn in the Dakotas?

5. 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”?

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