American Sphinx Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Jefferson retreat to several times per year?

2. What is miscegenation?

3. What does Jefferson lead?

4. In what tradition does Jefferson regard all political power as inherently corrupting?

5. Who are the last surviving Founding Fathers?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jefferson, especially later in life, attends many parties.

Part 1) How does Jefferson react at parties early in his career?

Part 2) How is he at parties later in life?

Part 3) He often retreat to Poplar Forest to get away from the crowds at Monticello. Why does he do this, rather than end the parties?

Essay Topic 2

To Jefferson everything is black or white.

Part 1) Give examples from the text that prove this.

Part 2) Why do you believe he hates compromise?

Part 3) How does this aspect of his personality affect his life and relationships?

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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