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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Theodore Roosevelt first used the phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick” when giving a speech where?
(a) The Texas State Fair.
(b) The Chicago State Fair.
(c) The Minnesota State Fair.
(d) The New York State Fair.

2. Where did Theodore Roosevelt, as Assistant Secretary to the Navy, deliver an inciting speech speaking against Japan's presence in the Pacific?
(a) Southport, Florida.
(b) Cleveland, Ohio.
(c) Richmond, Virginia.
(d) Sandusky, Ohio.

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

4. As New York City Police Commissioner, one of Roosevelt's most effective means of rooting out corruption proved to be his own night patrols. The first night, he warned how many delinquent officers of repercussions, according to the author in “Chapter 19, “The Biggest Man in New York”?
(a) 9.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

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

6. Who, along with William Tiffany, donated to the Rough Riders two Colt Machine Guns that cost $7,500 each?
(a) Gouveneur Morris.
(b) Woodbury Kane.
(c) Frank Hatton.
(d) Seth Bullock.

7. At the trial described in Chapter 20, “The Snake in the Grass,” Theodore Roosevelt publicly came out in support of who for the Presidential election?
(a) James G. Blaine.
(b) William McKinley.
(c) Andrew Parker.
(d) Benjamin Harrison.

8. During Theodore Roosevelt’s term as Governor of New York, Mrs. Bellamy Storer solicited him in the help of having what close friend be made a Cardinal?
(a) Thomas Hart Benton.
(b) Frank Hatton.
(c) John Ireland.
(d) George Paul.

9. What hunter-conservationist organization did Theodore Roosevelt found in 1887?
(a) The Audubon Society.
(b) The Boone and Crockett Club.
(c) The National Commission for Ecology.
(d) The Western Frontier Society.

10. Who was Theodore Roosevelt’s Vice Presidential candidate in the 1904 Presidential election?
(a) George Paul.
(b) Charles Fairbanks.
(c) Andrew Parker.
(d) Benjamin Harrison.

11. As acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Roosevelt toured what new ship where he heard the cannons fire for the first time, according to the author in Chapter 22, “The Hot Weather Secretary”?
(a) The USS Iowa.
(b) The USS Ohio.
(c) The USS Pennsylvania.
(d) The USS Maine.

12. Spain declared war on the U.S. over Cuba on what date?
(a) April 25, 1898.
(b) April 23, 1898.
(c) February 15, 1898.
(d) April 19, 1898.

13. As Civil Service Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt confronted what potentially crooked Postmaster General in Milwaukee, according to the author in Chapter 16, “The Silver-Plated Reform Commissioner”?
(a) Frank Hatton.
(b) George Edmunds.
(c) George Paul.
(d) Seth Bullock.

14. Where did Roosevelt and the Rough Riders land in Cuba during the Spanish-American War?
(a) Siboney.
(b) Pina del Rio.
(c) Daiquiri.
(d) Puerto Padre.

15. On what date was Theodore Roosevelt III born?
(a) February 12, 1884.
(b) December 2, 1886.
(c) October 28, 1881.
(d) September 13, 1887.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Secretary of the Navy when Theodore Roosevelt was appointed Assistant Secretary?

2. Theodore Roosevelt first used the phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick” when giving a speech on what date?

3. Who was the Mayor of New York City from 1895 to 1897?

4. One of the items for approval of Theodore Roosevelt as Governor of New York was a measure to return money to the neediest workers in the state by taxing rising industries. What was this bill called?

5. The author estimates Theodore Roosevelt’s losses at Elk Horn ranch to be what percentage in Chapter 15, “The Literary Feller”?

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