American Sphinx Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Joseph Ellis
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Jefferson arrive in Philadelphia for the first Continental Congress?
(a) He arrives by horseback, as do most people at this time.
(b) He arrives secretly in the night, due to the high security risk.
(c) He arrives excited and ready to lead the nation.
(d) He arrives in an opulent carriage with three slaves outfitted in elaborate costumes.

2. Of what party does Jefferson become the leader in just a few years?
(a) The Whig Party.
(b) The Independent Party.
(c) The Democratic Party.
(d) The Republican Party.

3. How does Ellis feel about presentism?
(a) He argues against it.
(b) He agrees with it.
(c) He is unsure about his stand on it.
(d) He suffers from it.

4. What is a key facet of Jefferson's personality?
(a) His sense of humor.
(b) His abhorence of slavery.
(c) His lifelong avoidance of conflict.
(d) His fatherly love.

5. How much does Jefferson believe the war will cost?
(a) $3 million.
(b) $3 billion.
(c) $6 billion.
(d) $6 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jefferson argue should be eliminated from the Constitution of the new nation?

2. Who is Sally Hemings?

3. Where does Jefferson attend college?

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

5. What does Ellis call flexibility and others might call hypocrisy?

(see the answer key)

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