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Joseph Ellis
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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. Politicians have long been subjected to what type of rumors?
(a) Rumors of sexual scandal.
(b) Rumors of financial scandal.
(c) Rumors of abuse scandal.
(d) Rumors of political scandal.

2. As president, from what does Jefferson suffer?
(a) Stage fright.
(b) Attacks by the press.
(c) Arthritis.
(d) Asthma.

3. What coincides with the start of Jefferson's supposed affair with Sally?
(a) His withdrawal from a leadership position in the antislavery movement.
(b) His move to Paris.
(c) His gain of the presidency.
(d) The birth of his last daughter.

4. What does Ellis believe about the relationship of Jefferson and Sally after the story becomes so public?
(a) If there had been an affair, he would have ended after it became public knowledge.
(b) It becomes stronger after the allegations become public.
(c) It continues, because he is the father of her last two children.
(d) There is never a relationship, so nothing changes about their relationship as slave owner and slave.

5. For how much does Napoleon sell the land?
(a) Three cents per acre.
(b) One dollar per acre.
(c) One cent per acre.
(d) Three dollars per acre.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the passing years, what do Jefferson and Adams begin to do?

2. What speeches does Jefferson make during his time as president?

3. What does the previous administration rename Washington's Goose Creek?

4. What does Ellis say about Sally's last two children, Madison and Eston?

5. Who is Aaron Burr?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Jefferson spend his retirement?

4. What does Jefferson want to eliminate as president?

5. What is ironic about Jefferson's approval of the separation of church and state?

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

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

8. Why does Jefferson make the Louisiana Purchase?

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

10. What happens between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton?

(see the answer keys)

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