American Sphinx Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is raising Maria, known as Polly, Jefferson?
(a) John Wales.
(b) Slaves in Virginia.
(c) Ben Franklin.
(d) John Adams.

2. How long is Jefferson Governor of Virginia?
(a) Two years.
(b) One year.
(c) Four years.
(d) Three years.

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

4. What is Jefferson's refuge from troubled times?
(a) Richmond, Virginia.
(b) Monticello.
(c) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(d) The Continental Congress.

5. When does Polly die?
(a) While she is in France.
(b) In childbirth.
(c) In old age.
(d) As a small child.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is presentism?

3. How many slaves does Jefferson own at this point in his life?

4. What is the reason the author gives for the contradiction between Jefferson's opinion of slavery and his owning of slaves?

5. What is Jefferson's attitude towards slavery?

(see the answer key)

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