American Sphinx Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Joseph Ellis
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ellis believe about the relationship of Jefferson and Sally after the story becomes so public?

2. Who prints scurrilous, vengeful allegations against Jefferson?

3. When do historians discover Jefferson is at Monticello with Sally nine months before she gives birth to each of her children?

4. What does Jefferson do regarding miscegenation?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jefferson idealizes nature.

Part 1) What does he believe about the natural world?

Part 2) What examples from the text show he idealizes nature?

Part 3) Is he correct in his belief? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Jefferson hates to have his work edited.

Part 1) What works of Jefferson's mentioned in the text are edited?

Part 2) Why are they edited?

Part 3) How does he handle having his works edited?

Essay Topic 3

Jefferson has continued to be one of the most popular presidents in history.

Part 1) What evidence proves this?

Part 2) Why might he be so popular?

Part 3) What other president might also be popular, beloved, and admired? Why?

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