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HIST 106 Quizzes - Exam 1

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From watching the film Ragtime, which statements are FALSE?
I. When Harry Thaw barged into the gentlemen's dinner party hosted by Stanford White, one of the guests was a prominent public official. That guest was Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo.
II. The Thaw family lawyer told Evelyn Nesbit that she would receive one million dollars if she testified favorably in court.
III. While Coalhouse Walker was playing the piano in the cinema, the newsreel reported that President Theodore Roosevelt had hosted a prominent African American citizen at the White House. Roosevelt's guest was George Washington Carver.
IV. The neighborhood where Brother followed Evelyn could be accurately described as a Jewish ghetto.
V. When the family found the baby in the vegetable garden, Mother was content to let Sarah go to jail, but it was Father who suggested that they keep Sarah and her baby in their home.
VI. Tateh, (the street artist) became enraged when he learned that his wife was engaged in an extramarital relationship.
VII. At dinner in the family's home, Father reported that his factory had the best quarter ever. He attributed those results principally to the line of clown costumes that Brother designed.
VIII. When Brother followed Evelyn and traffic stopped in the middle of the street, Evelyn went to investigate. She saw that two automobiles had collided, and the drivers were exchanging driver licenses and insurance information.
IX. While the family had dinner, Bridgit went to the vegetable garden and was shocked to see that Coalhouse Walker and Sarah were there talking.
X. In court, Evelyn testified that Stanford White whipped her with a horse whip.
From watching the film Ragtime, which statements are TRUE?
I. While Coalhouse Walker was playing the piano in the cinema, the newsreel reported that Harry Houdini was about to go on a nation‑wide tour. Houdini was a famous song‑and‑dance man whose most memorable tune was "I Could Love A Million Girls."
II. Harry Thaw had a meeting with Evelyn Nesbit and two gentlemen about getting a statue removed from atop Madison Square Garden. The two gentlemen were lawyers who promised to do everything they could within the realm of the law.
III. While Coalhouse Walker was playing the piano in the cinema, the newsreel reported that a nude statue would be unveiled atop Madison Square Garden. Former chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit denied that she had posed for the statue.
IV. While Coalhouse Walker was playing the piano in the cinema, the newsreel reported that Harry Thaw's mother had just returned from touring China, Japan, and the Philippines.
V. At the gentlemen's dinner party hosted by Stanford White, the waitstaff who entered the dining room to serve the dessert were tuxedo‑clad, African American, singing waiters.
VI. A police inspector arrived at the family's home after the baby was found. The inspector's comments about the baby's mother indicated that he did not hold a high opinion of African Americans.
VII. While Coalhouse Walker was playing the piano in the cinema, the newsreel reported that immigration was down to historic low levels.
VIII. While Coalhouse Walker was playing the piano in the cinema, the newsreel reported that J.P. Morgan had purchased a Gutenberg Bible.
IX. Harry Thaw had a meeting with Evelyn Nesbit and two gentlemen about getting a statue removed from atop Madison Square Garden. The two gentlemen were organized crime hit‑men whom Thaw hired to assassinate Stanford White.
X. When Harry Thaw's mother met with her lawyers and Evelyn Nesbit, she declared that her son was perfectly sane, contradicting Evelyn who said that Harry was crazy.
According to the film Cinderella Man, which statements are FALSE?
I. When Mae Braddock went to Joe Gould's apartment to confront him, she saw that Joe and his wife had beautiful, expensive furniture and imported rugs. Mae concluded that Joe had not been affected by the depression.
II. During the kids' birthday party at the church, Father Rorick mentioned to Jim that he hadn't seen him at Church lately. Jim told him that church was for women and he'd rather spend his time having a few beers with his chums.
III. When Jim went outside to pick up the milk, he returned empty‑handed because the milkman had left a "Past Due" notice meaning that the Braddocks would not get any more milk until their bill was paid.
IV. When Mae Braddock and daughter Rosie returned to the Braddocks' apartment, they saw a strange man outside. He was an employee of the electrical utility turning off the Braddocks' electricity.
V. When Jim Braddock came home one day, Mae Braddock said that Sara Wilson was there. Sara told Jim that her husband Mike had quit his job on the docks and taken up boxing because the money was good.
VI. Just before the John "Corn" Griffin fight, Sporty Lewis showed up at the door of the locker room and spoke with Braddock. Sporty was a sportswriter who didn't expect Braddock to win the bout.
VII. After Braddock made his son Jay return the salami he stole from the butcher, Braddock promised the boy he would never send him away to live with anyone else.
VIII. When Braddock started making money from boxing again, he went to New Jersey's office or Emergency Relief Administration and retuned the money he received when he was desperate.
IX. After Braddock knocked out John "Corn" Griffin, Braddock was defeated at the hands of John Henry Lewis and Art Lasky.
X. Events depicted in this film occurred principally in the 1930s.
According to the film Cinderella Man, which statements are FALSE?

I. Before the Mount Vernon fight, Braddock became annoyed when Joe Gould referred to his opponent as a "bum."
II. When Jim Braddock and the other men showed up for work on the docks, Jake the foreman was able to offer a day's work to only a few men and most were left empty‑handed.
III. When Jim Braddock came home one day, Mae Braddock said that Sara Wilson was there. Sara told Jim that her husband Mike had moved to California where there were plenty of jobs.
IV. When Braddock perform badly in his Mount Vernon fight, the ring‑announcer said that the referee called the fight and the bout was "no contest."
V. Although Jim Braddock was a proud man, when the electricity had been turned off and his kids were sick, Jim finally applied for state welfare funds and later asked his boxing acquaintances to help him out with the additional money he needed.
VI. When Mae Braddock and daughter Rosie returned to the Braddocks' apartment, they saw a strange man outside. He was verifying that the Braddocks were eligible to receive food stamps.
VII. After Braddock's bad performance in Mount Vernon, Mr. Johnston told Joe Gould that Braddock's boxing license would be revoked.
VIII. After Braddock broke his hand in Mount Vernon, he used black shoe polish to conceal the plaster cast so he'd still have a chance for a day's work when he shaped up on the docks.
IX. In 1934, after Braddock lost his boxing license, Joe Gould was able to get him one more fight on short notice. Jim's opponent would be the #2 heavyweight contender, John "Corn" Griffin.
X. When Jim Braddock and Mike Wilson were talking over a beer, Mike was confident in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's ability to solve the depression and that one of FDR's programs would help Mike get his home back.
According to Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life by J. William T. Youngs, which statements are FALSE?
I. Eleanor Roosevelt found Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson's views too conservative and she refused to support him in 1952 and 1956.
II. In the chapter titled "Grief," Youngs records that under the direction of Herbert Hoover, the Food Administration urged Americans to plant "victory gardens."
III. Although Eleanor Roosevelt's 1943 trip to the South Pacific captured wide media attention in the U.S., Australians practically ignored her visit to their country because they believed that the U.S. had abandoned them.
IV. In the chapter titled "Grief," Youngs records that during WW I, Eleanor Roosevelt was active in the Navy League's Comforts Committee that supervised the knitting of sweaters and socks for members of U.S. military services.
V. In the chapter titled "First Lady," Youngs relates that when the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) barred African American singer Marian Anderson from singing in their auditorium, Eleanor Roosevelt told President Roosevelt to cut federal support to the DAR.
VI. In the chapter titled "Grief," Youngs records that after the U.S. declared war in 1917, former President Theodore Roosevelt asked the sitting president to let him (Roosevelt) lead a division to Europe.
VII. In the early part of his career in public service, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is most closely associated with the Navy.
VIII. According to Chapter 10, Eleanor felt it was not her place to respond to anti-communists like Joseph McCarthy who sought to associate civil rights advocates and other reformers with Communism, so she simply ignored them.
IX. In chapter 7, Youngs relates that Eleanor found a speech by Carrie Chapman Catt so inspirational that she became active in the League of Women Voters.