American Sphinx Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Jefferson's arrival in Washington, D.C?
(a) Sad.
(b) Ostentatious.
(c) Exciting.
(d) Austere.

2. What does Jefferson decide to plant in the place of tobacco?
(a) Flax.
(b) Corn.
(c) Soybeans.
(d) Wheat.

3. Even as he voices inspiring words uniting republicans and federalists in his first inaugural address, what does he say in personal letters to friends?
(a) He vows to eradicate the Republicans.
(b) He vows to eradicate all parties.
(c) He vows to start his own party, the Democrats.
(d) He vows to eradicate the Federalists.

4. What does everyone expect of President Thomas Jefferson?
(a) To be a powerful leader.
(b) To be hard to understand.
(c) To be difficult with which to deal.
(d) They are not quite sure what to expect.

5. How long does Jefferson believe the war will last?
(a) About six months.
(b) About one year.
(c) About four years.
(d) About three months.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Jefferson come to be a minor celebrity?

2. Of what has Jefferson either never learned the technique or accepted the necessity?

3. Why do many men of Jefferson's time refuse to own slaves?

4. How many children do Patsy and her husband have?

5. What is a key facet of Jefferson's personality?

(see the answer key)

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