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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the Rough Riders receive their horses and equipment for training and preparation during the Spanish-American War?
(a) Fort Sam Houston’s Quartermaster Depot.
(b) Fort Little Rock Quartermaster Depot.
(c) Fort Pensacola Quartermaster Depot.
(d) Fort Bentonworth’s Quartermaster Depot.

2. On what date did the Rough Riders and other American troops return to New York from the Spanish-American War?
(a) August 14, 1894.
(b) July 1, 1898.
(c) February 15, 1898.
(d) August 8, 1898.

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

4. When was Maria Longworth Nichols Storer born?
(a) 1815.
(b) 1851.
(c) 1820.
(d) 1849.

5. On what date did Theodore Roosevelt join the march for San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War?
(a) July 1, 1898.
(b) August 8, 1898.
(c) August 14, 1894.
(d) February 15, 1898.

6. The Chicago World's Fair was a World's Fair held in 1893 to celebrate what?
(a) The 400th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival in the New World.
(b) The 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
(c) The 50th anniversary of the Revolutionary War.
(d) The 200th anniversary of Jamestown Colony.

7. Who was the Mayor of New York City from 1895 to 1897?
(a) Benjamin Harrison.
(b) Andrew Parker.
(c) James G. Blaine.
(d) William Strong.

8. By what nickname was Thomas Collier Platt known?
(a) “The Cattle Rustler.”
(b) “Jack Black.”
(c) “Snake in the Grass.”
(d) “Easy Boss.”

9. Who was the first woman to be executed in the State of New York?
(a) Alice Edmunds.
(b) Martha M. Place.
(c) Alice Lee.
(d) Edith Carow.

10. After landing in Cuba, Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders joined an excruciating seven-mile hike to what town?
(a) Daiquiri.
(b) Pina del Rio.
(c) Siboney.
(d) Puerto Padre.

11. For how many years did Theodore Roosevelt hold the position of New York City Police Commissioner?
(a) 5.
(b) 8.
(c) 6.
(d) 2.

12. When did the Navy’s battleship explode in Havana Harbor during Roosevelt’s post as Assistant Secretary of the Navy?
(a) February 12, 1884.
(b) August 14, 1894.
(c) February 15, 1898.
(d) December 2, 1886.

13. Who shot President McKinley?
(a) Leon Czolgosz.
(b) William Strong.
(c) Frank Hatton.
(d) Andrew Parker.

14. In his role as New York City Police Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt enlisted the aid of reporters from what publication?
(a) The New York Post.
(b) The New York Times.
(c) The New York Globe.
(d) The Washington Post.

15. On what date was Theodore Roosevelt nominated as the Republican candidate for New York Governor?
(a) August 14, 1894.
(b) August 8, 1898.
(c) February 15, 1898.
(d) September 17, 1898.

Short Answer Questions

1. When they arrived in Cuba, the Rough Riders marched past the 1st Infantry Division commanded by what Civil War veteran and Geronimo fighter?

2. What was the name of the woman who blackmailed the Roosevelt family for money, claiming she was pregnant with Theodore’s brother’s child?

3. Whom did Theodore Roosevelt write a biography of during his service as New York Governor, inserting himself into much of the history according to the author in Chapter 27, “The Boy Governor”?

4. What hunter-conservationist organization did Theodore Roosevelt found in 1887?

5. When Theodore Roosevelt’s nomination for Republican candidate for New York Governor passed, who sent him a letter of congratulations, according to the author in Chapter 26, “The Most Famous Man in America”?

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