American Sphinx Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what descent is Hamilton?
(a) Irish.
(b) Scottish.
(c) German.
(d) French.

2. 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.

3. Thomas Payne began as a revolutionary hero. What has he become in just a few years?
(a) He is a hermit.
(b) He is a pastor.
(c) He is more popular and loved than ever.
(d) An obnoxious alcoholic.

4. What does Jefferson study in college?
(a) Business.
(b) Law.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Interpersonal Communications.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Jefferson's political beliefs during those revolutionary times?

2. Of what does Ellis feel it is unfair to accuse a man of Jefferson's time regarding women?

3. Who does Jefferson sometimes revile as a drunkard and sometimes as a wise, just ruler?

4. Who is reportedly the father of Sally Hemings?

5. What do today's scholars know about this time in Jefferson's life?

(see the answer key)

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