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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Quiz

Louis Menand
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Soon after he was fired from Johns Hopkins, Charles Pierce bought a farm with his new wife. He was subsequently fired from ________. (from Part 5, Chapter 13 Pragmatisms, Section 2)


Cattell was fired from his job for _____________ another professor on his own personal time. (from Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 3)


Quetlet published several pieces that pointed to societal factors instead of biological factors. Which country in Europe were unsure of his work? (from Part 3, Chapter 8 The Law of Errors, Section 3)


Despite his extensive training both at home and abroad Morris was unable to attain a professorship until offered one at __________. (from Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 1)


The authority of _________ characterizes pre-modern societies, but not modern societies. (from Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 5)

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