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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who reports the information about Elizabeth Walker with accuracy?
(a) James Madison.
(b) John Adams.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) James Callender.

2. What does everyone expect of President Thomas Jefferson?
(a) To be difficult with which to deal.
(b) They are not quite sure what to expect.
(c) To be a powerful leader.
(d) To be hard to understand.

3. What has happened with Thomas Jefferson's popularity over time?
(a) It has plummeted.
(b) It has increased.
(c) It has decreased.
(d) It has stayed the same.

4. Who constantly attends Jefferson at Monticello?
(a) No one, for he is alone.
(b) His black slave Burwell.
(c) His daughter Maria.
(d) His black slave Sally Hemings.

5. Jefferson is a follower of Jesus but for what does he not have respect?
(a) Catholics.
(b) Most organized religions.
(c) Muslims.
(d) Jews.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Jefferson's views on slavery continue to be?

2. What did Jefferson never mean for his writings to do?

3. Thomas Payne began as a revolutionary hero. What has he become in just a few years?

4. What lasts the remainder of Jefferson's and Adams' lives?

5. Of what change in the U.S. would Jefferson disapprove?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why will scholars still be arguing about Jefferson's legacies well into the 22nd century?

2. Why is Jefferson's second term in office less successful than his first?

3. What do historians verify in the 1950s?

4. What role does James Callender play in this scandal?

5. Why does Jefferson retreat to Poplar Forest?

6. How does Madison Hemings back the claim that Jefferson had an illicit affair with Sally Hemings?

7. Although Jefferson believes that slavery should be abolished, what does he feel about the issue of equality?

8. Why might it be possible that this affair took place?

9. How do Jefferson and Adams begin to reconcile their friendship?

10. What has happened to Jefferson's and Adam' friendship?

(see the answer keys)

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