The Ultimate
The Boys in the Boat
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Who did not row on the Olympic team?

  • Merton Hatch
  • Joe Rantz
  • Bobby Moch
  • Don Hume

Question 2 of 10

What school did "The Boys in the Boat" row for?

  • University of Washington
  • U.C. Berkley
  • Harvard
  • Yale

Question 3 of 10

What word is used to describe the almost magical feeling of a team rowing as one?

  • swing
  • synchrony
  • flow
  • nirvana

Question 4 of 10

Which two teams were within a second of the American team at the 1936 finish?

  • Italy and Germany
  • Germany and England
  • Italy and Finland
  • England and Italy

Question 5 of 10

Which of the following was not true of Joe's childhood?

  • his mother died of breast-cancer at age 9.
  • he moved in with a local school-teacher at age 10.
  • his widowed father married his daughter-in-law's sister
  • he lived with his older brother Fred for a while.

Question 6 of 10

Which of the following did Joe not do to support himself at one time or another?

  • repaired boat shells
  • worked on a dam
  • sold moonshine
  • played banjo in a band

Question 7 of 10

What was Joe's step-mother's profession?

  • violinist
  • opera singer
  • seamstress
  • actress

Question 8 of 10

How much was the team required to come up with to pay their own way to Berlin?

  • $5000
  • $1000
  • $2000
  • $500

Question 9 of 10

What strategy did the American team develop for silencing rowdy passersby at night?

  • pouring a bucket of water down on them
  • covering the doors and windows with extra blankets to drown out the noise
  • singing Yankee-Doodle even louder than the passersby
  • placing mud on the sidewalk under their window to encourage giving them a wide berth

Question 10 of 10

What was the name of the boat the American team raced in at the Olympics?

  • Husky Clipper
  • Slim Jim
  • Lady Luck
  • Lady Liberty

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