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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What admiral of the United States Navy was best known for his victory at Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War?
(a) Thomas Hart Benton.
(b) George Edmunds.
(c) Seth Bullock.
(d) George Dewey.

2. 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) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 9.
(d) 10.

3. 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) George Edmunds.
(b) George Paul.
(c) Seth Bullock.
(d) Frank Hatton.

4. What Washington Post writer called Roosevelt a hypocrite for finding work for Shidy after the ordeal in Wisconsin, according to the author in Chapter 16, “The Silver-Plated Reform Commissioner”?
(a) George Paul.
(b) Frank Hatton.
(c) George Edmunds.
(d) Seth Bullock.

5. What was the name of Theodore Roosevelt’s brother who suffered from alcoholism?
(a) Elliott Roosevelt.
(b) Andrew Roosevelt.
(c) Paul Roosevelt.
(d) James Roosevelt.

Short Answer Questions

1. In attempting to handle his alcoholic brother, Theodore Roosevelt brought his brother back from France and dropped a suit of insanity on the condition that his brother agreed to do what?

2. Who did Theodore Roosevelt campaign for in the 1888 Presidential election?

3. Theodore Roosevelt first used the phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick” when giving a speech where?

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

5. When was The Naval War of 1812 originally published?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Theodore Roosevelt go about tackling civil service reform, according to the author in Chapter 16, “The Silver-Plated Reform Commissioner”?

2. As Assistant Secretary to the Navy, how did Theodore Roosevelt respond to the threat of war with Spain in Chapter 22, “The Hot Weather Secretary”?

3. What major battle did Theodore Roosevelt participate in during the Spanish-American War? When did he return home in Chapter 25, “The Wolf Rising in the Heart”?

4. From what literary author does the title of Chapter 18, “The Universe Spinner” relate?

5. What major hurdle did Theodore Roosevelt overcome during his nomination as the Republican candidate for New York Governor in Chapter 26, “The Most Famous Man in America”? How was it overcome?

6. Where did Theodore and Edith Roosevelt spend the summer after their marriage, according to the author in Chapter 15, “The Literary Feller”?

7. How is the New York Police Commission described prior to Roosevelt’s appointment in Chapter 19, “The Biggest Man in New York”?

8. What event surrounding the USS Maine contributed to the outbreak of war between the U.S. and Spain, according to the author in Chapter 23, “The Lieutenant Colonel”?

9. How did Theodore Roosevelt feel about being nominated for Vice President of the United States, according to the author in Chapter 28, “The Man of Destiny”?

10. What problems arose concerning Elliott Roosevelt in Chapter 17, “The Dear Old Beloved Brother”?

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