Study guide boys on the boat questions

Where did joe rants, Johnny white, and chuck day find work during the summer of 1935

They found work on the Grand coulee dam construction project

What qualities did Joe Rantz possess from rowing that qualified him to work as a jackhammer operator on the project

He had the upper body to fight the kickback from the jackhammer, leg strength to keep his body pushed away from the cliff face, grace and athleticism to climb around the cliff face and dodge falling rock, and the self-assurance to climb over the cliff edge to reach the work area

What is the distance of the men's eight-rowing event in the Olympics and how does the distance differ from the men's eight-rowing event at the Poughkeepsie Regatta?

The Olympic men's eight-rowing event is over a two-thousand-meter course while the Poughkeepsie race is four miles. Because of the shorter distance in the Olympics, the race happens more quickly and requires faster adjustments in race strategy

What advantage did Al Ulbrickson believe the varsity boat from Washington would have over the other competitors in the two-thousand-meter matchup in Long Beach?

He had Bobby Moch as coxswain in the boat and believed in Bobby's talents to make the adjustments to win the race.

What school won the race in Long Beach

California beat out Washington by half a second.

What did Joe Rantz discover about the character of Johnny White and Chuck Day while working with them on the Grand Coulee Dam

Joe found out that Johnny White was very intelligent and hardworking and that Johnny came from a family that had lost almost everything during the Great Depression. He found out that Chuck Day was fiercely competitive and determined to win.

. What restrictions did Adolf Hitler place on the construction and workers for the Reichssportfeld project?

The majority of labor was to be done by hand (to employ the greatest number of workers) and the workers had to be "nonunion workers of German citizenship and Aryan race.

Where were the Olympic rowing, canoeing, and kayaking events held during the Berlin Games?

in the community of Grünau, on a lake called the Langer See

What pledge did Al Ulbrickson make in September 1935 about the eight-oared crew?

The University of Washington eight-oared crew would win the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics or he would quit coaching at the end of the season.

According to George Pocock, what does the character of wood teach a person about life

survival, overcoming difficulty, prevailing over adversity, infinite beauty, and undying grace

What does George Pocock tell Joe is a source of strength in man as well as wood?

the ability to yield, to bend, to give way, to accommodate, as long as it was helmed by inner resolve and by principle

How does George Pocock compare constructing a racing shell to religion?

He says that it is not enough to master the technical details; you have to surrender yourself absolutely to it and feel as if a part of yourself has been left in the creation

. What was the theme of the 1935 Nazi Party rally at Nuremberg?

Rally for Freedom

What three laws did the German Reichstag pass on September 15, 1935, at the conclusion of the Nuremberg rally?

(1) a law making the Nazi Party emblem, the swastika, the official flag of Germany, (2) the Reich Citizenship Law which defined citizens as Germans of German or related blood who proved by their conduct a willingness and faithfulness to the German people and Reich, and (3) the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor which forbade marriage and relations between Jews and non-Jews. (

What was the effect of these laws?

The laws stripped German Jews of their citizenship and all rights associated with citizenship, making them subjects of the state.

Beginning with the assumption of the Nazi Party in 1933, what type of discrimination against Jews did the Nazi Party advance?

Jews could not work in the civil service or hold public office; practice in the professions of medicine, law, and Journalism; or enter into a wide variety of public and private places.

What two individuals close to Joe Rantz died in the fall of 1935?

Thula, Joe's stepmother, and Charlie McDonald

Why did Avery Brundage, President of the American Olympic Committee, oppose the move to boycott the 1936 Olympic Games?

Brundage believed that politics should not play a part in the Olympic Games and a boycott would be unfair to American athletes who would miss competing on a world scale. Avery Brundage had also expressed some anti-Semitic views in the past.

What is the task of the coxswain?

to steer the shell on a straight course for the duration of a race and to captain the boat

What did George Pocock tell Joe Rantz he needed to learn in order to row with a crew?

Joe needed to learn to care about the other members of his team, to start trusting them and learn to like them, even if it meant taking a chance of getting his feelings hurt.

Who were the members and what were their positions in the Husky Clipper?

Roger Morris, seat one, Chuck Day, seat two, Gordy Adam, seat three, Johnny White, seat four,Stub McMillin, seat five, Shorty Hunt, seat six, Joe Rantz, seat seven, Don Hume, stroke position, and Bobby Moch, coxswain

. After Al Ulbrickson decided on the makeup of the varsity boat, what did George Pocock use to christen the crew's boat, the Husky Clipper?

sauerkraut

How did Bobby Moch captain the Washington varsity boat to its win against the defending national championship boat from University of California Berkeley?

Washington boat at a lower, steady stroke rate than that of the Berkeley boat, taking advantage of the rough water conditions.

Why was the German invasion into the Rhineland significant to Adolf Hitler's political objectives?

The invasion served as a test of the world's resolve to enforce the terms of the Treaty of Versailles that had demilitarized Germany at the end of World War I and had confiscated the Rhineland from German control. The failure of other countries to stand up to Germany's aggression emboldened Hitler to continue the militarization of the country and lay a claim to lands Germany lost at the end of World War I.

Who served as Adolf Hitler's minister of propaganda?

Joseph Goebbels

. What was the title of Leni Riefenstahl's movie about the Olympic games in Berlin?

Olympia

What professional fighter did the Nazi Party promote as a symbol of German and Aryan supremacy

Max Schmeling

Who did Max Schmeling fight against before a sold-out crowd in Yankee Stadium?

Joe Louis

Who reigned as the boxing heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949?

Joe Louis

When Al Ulbrickson gave the varsity crew team permission to take the coaching launch out, where did the varsity crew decide to go?

They decided to visit the President at the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park.

Who did the team find in residence at the Roosevelt home?

They visited with Frank Roosevelt, the son of the president.

Who did the varsity boat beat out in the final stretch of the Poughkeepsie Regatta to become national champions?

University of California Berkeley

What did the Washington crew teams accomplish at the Poughkeepsie Regatta?

All three teams - the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity crews - won their races and becamenational champions

After the end of the 1936 Poughkeepsie Regatta, who did Ky Ebright say was the best crew in America and the boat to send to the Olympics?

the Washington varsity crew

Who paid to construct the Princeton rowing facilities and lake on which the 1936 Olympic rowing trials were held?

Andrew Carnegie

What four teams competed in the eight-oar crew Olympic trials final heat?

trials final heat? Pennsylvania, California, Washington, and the New York Athletic Club

What did Bobby Moch store under the coxswain seat for good luck during the final race at the Olympic trials?

He stored Tom Bolles's lucky fedora hat under his seat.

What happened at the start of the final race?

Washington had a bad start when the oars of Gordy Adam and Stub McMillin washed out.

What did Henry Penn Burke, the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Committee, inform the Washington coaches and athletic director they would need to provide in order for the Washington team to go to the Olympic games?

He informed them that the Washington team would have to come up with $5,000 to pay for the team's transportation to the Olympic games.

Where did the Washington team travel before their departure to Europe on theS.S. Manhattan?

They traveled to Travers Island outside of New York City to train and took trips into New York City.

What event in Times Square made the boys on the team realize that they were representing the United States and not just Washington in the Olympics?

A man recognized Shorty Hunt from a photograph in a newspaper and stopped to speak with the team.

What did Bobby Moch find out from a letter he received from his father?

Bobby Moch found out that he was Jewish and his father had left Europe and kept their religion secret to avoid discrimination. (

How many U.S. Olympic athletes boarded the S.S. Manhattan to depart for Europe?

325

Where did joe rants, Johnny white, and chuck day find work during the summer of 1935

They found work on the Grand coulee dam construction project

What qualities did Joe Rantz possess from rowing that qualified him to work as a jackhammer operator on the project

He had the upper body to fight the kickback from the jackhammer, leg strength to keep his body pushed away from the cliff face, grace and athleticism to climb around the cliff face and dodge falling rock, and the self-assurance to climb over the cliff edge to reach the work area

What is the distance of the men's eight-rowing event in the Olympics and how does the distance differ from the men's eight-rowing event at the Poughkeepsie Regatta?

The Olympic men's eight-rowing event is over a two-thousand-meter course while the Poughkeepsie race is four miles. Because of the shorter distance in the Olympics, the race happens more quickly and requires faster adjustments in race strategy

What advantage did Al Ulbrickson believe the varsity boat from Washington would have over the other competitors in the two-thousand-meter matchup in Long Beach?

He had Bobby Moch as coxswain in the boat and believed in Bobby's talents to make the adjustments to win the race.

What school won the race in Long Beach

California beat out Washington by half a second.

What did Joe Rantz discover about the character of Johnny White and Chuck Day while working with them on the Grand Coulee Dam

Joe found out that Johnny White was very intelligent and hardworking and that Johnny came from a family that had lost almost everything during the Great Depression. He found out that Chuck Day was fiercely competitive and determined to win.

. What restrictions did Adolf Hitler place on the construction and workers for the Reichssportfeld project?

The majority of labor was to be done by hand (to employ the greatest number of workers) and the workers had to be "nonunion workers of German citizenship and Aryan race.

Where were the Olympic rowing, canoeing, and kayaking events held during the Berlin Games?

in the community of Grünau, on a lake called the Langer See

What pledge did Al Ulbrickson make in September 1935 about the eight-oared crew?

The University of Washington eight-oared crew would win the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics or he would quit coaching at the end of the season.

According to George Pocock, what does the character of wood teach a person about life

survival, overcoming difficulty, prevailing over adversity, infinite beauty, and undying grace

What does George Pocock tell Joe is a source of strength in man as well as wood?

the ability to yield, to bend, to give way, to accommodate, as long as it was helmed by inner resolve and by principle

How does George Pocock compare constructing a racing shell to religion?

He says that it is not enough to master the technical details; you have to surrender yourself absolutely to it and feel as if a part of yourself has been left in the creation

. What was the theme of the 1935 Nazi Party rally at Nuremberg?

Rally for Freedom

What three laws did the German Reichstag pass on September 15, 1935, at the conclusion of the Nuremberg rally?

(1) a law making the Nazi Party emblem, the swastika, the official flag of Germany, (2) the Reich Citizenship Law which defined citizens as Germans of German or related blood who proved by their conduct a willingness and faithfulness to the German people and Reich, and (3) the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor which forbade marriage and relations between Jews and non-Jews. (

What was the effect of these laws?

The laws stripped German Jews of their citizenship and all rights associated with citizenship, making them subjects of the state.

Beginning with the assumption of the Nazi Party in 1933, what type of discrimination against Jews did the Nazi Party advance?

Jews could not work in the civil service or hold public office; practice in the professions of medicine, law, and Journalism; or enter into a wide variety of public and private places.

What two individuals close to Joe Rantz died in the fall of 1935?

Thula, Joe's stepmother, and Charlie McDonald

Why did Avery Brundage, President of the American Olympic Committee, oppose the move to boycott the 1936 Olympic Games?

Brundage believed that politics should not play a part in the Olympic Games and a boycott would be unfair to American athletes who would miss competing on a world scale. Avery Brundage had also expressed some anti-Semitic views in the past.

What is the task of the coxswain?

to steer the shell on a straight course for the duration of a race and to captain the boat

What did George Pocock tell Joe Rantz he needed to learn in order to row with a crew?

Joe needed to learn to care about the other members of his team, to start trusting them and learn to like them, even if it meant taking a chance of getting his feelings hurt.

Who were the members and what were their positions in the Husky Clipper?

Roger Morris, seat one, Chuck Day, seat two, Gordy Adam, seat three, Johnny White, seat four,Stub McMillin, seat five, Shorty Hunt, seat six, Joe Rantz, seat seven, Don Hume, stroke position, and Bobby Moch, coxswain

. After Al Ulbrickson decided on the makeup of the varsity boat, what did George Pocock use to christen the crew's boat, the Husky Clipper?

sauerkraut

How did Bobby Moch captain the Washington varsity boat to its win against the defending national championship boat from University of California Berkeley?

Washington boat at a lower, steady stroke rate than that of the Berkeley boat, taking advantage of the rough water conditions.

Why was the German invasion into the Rhineland significant to Adolf Hitler's political objectives?

The invasion served as a test of the world's resolve to enforce the terms of the Treaty of Versailles that had demilitarized Germany at the end of World War I and had confiscated the Rhineland from German control. The failure of other countries to stand up to Germany's aggression emboldened Hitler to continue the militarization of the country and lay a claim to lands Germany lost at the end of World War I.

Who served as Adolf Hitler's minister of propaganda?

Joseph Goebbels

. What was the title of Leni Riefenstahl's movie about the Olympic games in Berlin?

Olympia

What professional fighter did the Nazi Party promote as a symbol of German and Aryan supremacy

Max Schmeling

Who did Max Schmeling fight against before a sold-out crowd in Yankee Stadium?

Joe Louis

Who reigned as the boxing heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949?

Joe Louis

When Al Ulbrickson gave the varsity crew team permission to take the coaching launch out, where did the varsity crew decide to go?

They decided to visit the President at the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park.

Who did the team find in residence at the Roosevelt home?

They visited with Frank Roosevelt, the son of the president.

Who did the varsity boat beat out in the final stretch of the Poughkeepsie Regatta to become national champions?

University of California Berkeley

What did the Washington crew teams accomplish at the Poughkeepsie Regatta?

All three teams - the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity crews - won their races and becamenational champions

After the end of the 1936 Poughkeepsie Regatta, who did Ky Ebright say was the best crew in America and the boat to send to the Olympics?

the Washington varsity crew

Who paid to construct the Princeton rowing facilities and lake on which the 1936 Olympic rowing trials were held?

Andrew Carnegie

What four teams competed in the eight-oar crew Olympic trials final heat?

trials final heat? Pennsylvania, California, Washington, and the New York Athletic Club

What did Bobby Moch store under the coxswain seat for good luck during the final race at the Olympic trials?

He stored Tom Bolles's lucky fedora hat under his seat.

What happened at the start of the final race?

Washington had a bad start when the oars of Gordy Adam and Stub McMillin washed out.

What did Henry Penn Burke, the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Committee, inform the Washington coaches and athletic director they would need to provide in order for the Washington team to go to the Olympic games?

He informed them that the Washington team would have to come up with $5,000 to pay for the team's transportation to the Olympic games.

Where did the Washington team travel before their departure to Europe on theS.S. Manhattan?

They traveled to Travers Island outside of New York City to train and took trips into New York City.

What event in Times Square made the boys on the team realize that they were representing the United States and not just Washington in the Olympics?

A man recognized Shorty Hunt from a photograph in a newspaper and stopped to speak with the team.

What did Bobby Moch find out from a letter he received from his father?

Bobby Moch found out that he was Jewish and his father had left Europe and kept their religion secret to avoid discrimination. (

How many U.S. Olympic athletes boarded the S.S. Manhattan to depart for Europe?

325