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Question 1: One of the features that the Boston Public Library offered first is free ________ wireless internet.
Satellite Internet accessBluetoothWi-FiWiMAX

Question 2: The library has a special strength in music, and holds the archives of the ________, scores from the estate of Serge Koussevitzky, and the papers of the important American composer Walter Piston.
Joseph HaydnKeith JarrettHandel and Haydn SocietyAndreas Scholl

Question 3: Designed by ________, a late modernist addition (which somewhat anticipated postmodernist architecture) was built in 1967-1971 and opened in 1972.
Richard MeierPhilip JohnsonRobert VenturiI. M. Pei

Question 4: The ________ is the only other public library that is a member of the ARL.
New York Public Library Main BranchNew York City CouncilBrooklyn Public LibraryNew York Public Library

Question 5: Indirectly, ________ also influenced the establishment of a public library in Boston.
United StatesOregon TrailAstor familyJohn Jacob Astor

Question 6: Quincy made the donation while he was ________.
List of mayors of BostonThomas MeninoJames Michael CurleyFrederick O. Prince

Question 7: The Johnson building reflects similar proportions, and is built of the same pink ________ as the McKim building.
BasaltGraniteFelsicIgneous rock

Question 8: George Ticknor, a Harvard professor and trustee of the ________, raised the possibility of establishing a public library in Boston beginning as early as 1826.
Boston AthenæumRedwood Library and AthenaeumSt. Johnsbury AthenaeumPortsmouth Athenæum

Question 9: Eager to support the library, ________ collected documents from both houses of Congress, bound them at his own expense, and offered this collection to help establish the new library.
Christian HerterGeorge S. BoutwellEdward EverettElliot Richardson

Question 10: Designed by Charles Kirk Kirby to hold 240,000 volumes, the imposing ________ edifice opened in 1858.
Gothic Revival architectureItalianate architectureNeoclassical architectureRenaissance Revival architecture


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