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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Day name her daughter?
2. What did Perkins' mother tell her as a young girl she should always wear?
(a) An apron.
(c) High-heeled shoes.
(d) A certain kind of three-cornered hat.
3. What is the title of William James' treatise that Brooks reference in Chapter 3?
(c) Love and Hate.
4. Where did Dwight Eisenhower grow up?
(a) Mobile, Alabama.
(b) Columbus, Ohio.
(c) Scranton, Pennsylvania.
(d) Abilene, Kansas.
5. Where was Frances Perkins born?
(a) Los Angeles.
(c) New York City.
6. What did Ida Eisenhower study in college?
7. Immanuel Kant once wrote that no straight thing was ever made out of which of the following?
(a) The crooked timber of humanity.
(b) An egotistical personality.
(c) Cedar wood.
(d) A sinner's wishes.
8. In Chapter 3, Brooks argues that sin is communal, but error is which of the following?
9. Harry Emerson Fosdick once wrote that the beginning of worth-while living involves a confrontation with whom?
(a) Our Gods.
(b) Our friends.
(d) Our parents.
10. Which skills helped win Day a college scholarship?
(b) Latin and Greek.
11. What did Ida Eisenhower do after losing a son named Paul?
(a) Joined a religious group that would later evolve into the Jehovah's Witnesses.
(b) Left the family.
(c) Became even more loving and caring to her other children.
(d) Had a nervous breakdown.
12. When did Day die?
(a) April 10, 1970.
(b) March 2, 1985.
(c) November 29, 1980.
(d) February 13, 1965.
13. What terms does Brooks use to describe a life of humility versus a life of egotism in Chapter 1?
(a) Big Me and Little Me.
(b) Big river and Little River.
(c) Big Life and Little Life.
(d) Big Lies and Little Lies.
14. Who was Frances Perkins married to?
(a) Paul Wilson.
(b) Sinclair Lewis.
(c) James Jordan.
(d) Franklin Smith.
15. What is one characteristic that people who are calm and centered in their lives exhibit, according to Brooks in the Introduction?
(a) They radiate a sort of moral joy.
(b) They hug everyone.
(c) They give money to the poor.
(d) They read constantly.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Brooks say his book is about in his introduction?
2. In Chapter 1, what does Brooks describe as the habit of a friend who works on self-improvement and who Brooks admires?
3. What was the nickname of the son Dwight Eisenhower lost to premature death?
4. What kind of literature had a great impact on Day's thinking early in her adulthood?
5. What happens to Perkins in 1939 that tests her resilience?
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