American Sphinx Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Jefferson's views on slavery continue to be?
(a) Complex.
(b) Simple.
(c) Kind.
(d) Humane.

2. What is Jefferson's most liquid asset?
(a) Wheat.
(b) Tobacco.
(c) The large number of slaves he owns.
(d) The nails made at Monticello.

3. What does Jefferson do with the 1,000 letters he receives each year?
(a) He returns them.
(b) He burns them.
(c) He writes lengthy, painstaking responses to each one.
(d) He writes short responses to a select few.

4. Of what has Jefferson either never learned the technique or accepted the necessity?
(a) Compromise.
(b) Debate.
(c) Childrearing.
(d) Arguing his cause.

5. How does Jefferson feel about spirited debates?
(a) He has a stong aversion towards them and is unable to participate.
(b) He loves to be in on the action.
(c) He thinks they are very beneficial when fighting for a cause.
(d) He believes they are a waste of time.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what are these two acutely aware?

2. How many slaves does Jefferson free in his will?

3. What two decisions shape Jefferson's entire life?

4. Like many Virginia aristocrats, what does Jefferson equate to land?

5. Why is little known about Jefferson's early history?

(see the answer key)

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