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Question 1: [37] These personal troubles as well as the ________ inspired Lowell to accept an offer from William Wetmore Story to spend a winter in Italy.
Mexican CessionTexasAmerican Civil WarCompromise of 1850

Question 2: The couple soon become involved in the slavery abolition movement, with Lowell using poetry to express his anti-slavery views and taking a job in ________ as the editor of an abolitionist newspaper.
PhiladelphiaHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaAllentown, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh

Question 3: Lowell graduated from Harvard College in 1838, despite his reputation as a troublemaker, and went on to earn a law degree from ________.
Yale Law SchoolHarvard UniversityHarvard Law SchoolHarvard Business School

Question 4: His wife Maria, who had been suffering from poor health for many years, became very ill in the spring of 1853 and died on October 27[42] of ________.
AnthraxLeprosyPathogenic bacteriaTuberculosis

Question 5: ________ said that Lowell, who he deemed was typically "perverse", was able to "persist in being serious contrary to his impulses and his talents".
Johns Hopkins UniversityFrancis James ChildBalladGeorge Lyman Kittredge

Question 6: Beginning in 1834, at the age of 15, Lowell attended ________, though he was not a good student and often got into trouble.
Harvard CrimsonHarvard CollegeHarvard UniversityRadcliffe College

Question 7: During this time, Lowell was admittedly depressed and often had ________ thoughts.
EuthanasiaCremationDeath and cultureSuicide

Question 8: A scholar of linguistics, Lowell was one of the founders of the ________.
TruthinessGlobal Language MonitorThe Colbert ReportAmerican Dialect Society

Question 9: In the autumn of 1857, ________ was established, and Lowell was its first editor.
The New RepublicThe AtlanticHarper's MagazineVanity Fair (magazine)

Question 10: [39] Walter died suddenly in ________ of cholera, and Lowell and his wife, with their daughter Mabel, returned to the United States in October 1852.

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