American Sphinx Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What lasts the remainder of Jefferson's and Adams' lives?
(a) Their terms in office.
(b) Their hatred for one another.
(c) Their exchange of letters.
(d) The marriage of their children to one another.

2. When does this erosion take place?
(a) During the Vietnam War.
(b) During the Civil War.
(c) During the Cold War.
(d) During the Gulf War.

3. Why do many men of Jefferson's time refuse to own slaves?
(a) They believe slaves spread disease.
(b) They believe in complete segregation.
(c) On moral grounds.
(d) They abhore those that are not white.

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

5. What is Jefferson's attitude towards slavery?
(a) Slavery is needed to have a successful society.
(b) He is completely against slavery.
(c) Inconsistent and inexplicable.
(d) It is acceptable in certain situations.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what tradition does Jefferson regard all political power as inherently corrupting?

2. Jefferson is a follower of Jesus but for what does he not have respect?

3. What is the nickname Ellis gives for Sally Hemings?

4. What is ironic about the enforcement of the separation of church and state?

5. For how much does Napoleon sell the land?

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