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. Who is Aaron Burr?
(a) Jefferson's Secretary of State.
(b) A lovable, friendly man.
(c) An ambitious political schemer.
(d) A powerful speaker.

2. What is Jefferson's most successful financial enterprise?
(a) Growing wheat.
(b) Nail making.
(c) Making wagon wheels.
(d) Growing tobacco.

3. What issue does Ellis dismiss as "slanderous assaults?"
(a) The Sally Hemings issue.
(b) The slavery issue.
(c) the Declaration of Independence issue.
(d) The Constitution issue.

4. How many children do Patsy and her husband have?
(a) Four.
(b) Eleven.
(c) One.
(d) Seven.

5. What does Jefferson idealize?
(a) France.
(b) Humanity.
(c) Nature.
(d) The King of England.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Patsy marry?

2. How would Jefferson have gone through life, if his pamphlet had not been published?

3. How does Jefferson arrive in Philadelphia for the first Continental Congress?

4. To what is Jefferson compared at an elaborate dinner party?

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

(see the answer key)

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