American Sphinx Test | Final Test - Hard

Joseph Ellis
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Jefferson agree with the separation of church and state?

2. For what does Jefferson owe $10,000 his first year as president?

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

4. Where is Jefferson the most popular historical figure?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do historians verify in the 1950s?

2. Why does Jefferson make the Louisiana Purchase?

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

4. How are Jefferson's views of slavery at this point in his life?

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

6. Why does Ellis believe this affair is out of Jefferson's character?

7. What does Jefferson want to eliminate as president?

8. What happens between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton?

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

10. What is remarkable about the deaths of Jefferson and Adams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jefferson is the Governor of Virginia for two years.

Part 1) How is Virginia under Jefferson's guidance?

Part 2) Why is the state's economy the way it is?

Part 3) What quota is Virginia not able to meet?

Essay Topic 2

Jefferson arrives in Philadelphia and Paris in luxury with a lot of pomp.

Part 1) Why does he choose to enter in this fashion?

Part 2) How does this flashy lifestyle contradict his views?

Part 3) His entrance to Washington, D.C. is very different from that of Philadelphia and Paris. How is it different? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Jefferson writes the Declaration of independence.

Part 1) How long does it take Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence?

Part 2) Why might it have taken him this amount of time to write it?

Part 3) By what and whom is he inspired? Why?

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