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

2. How would Jefferson feel about urbanization?

3. About what will scholars still be arguing well into the 22nd century?

4. Who points out "The true Jeffersonian legacy is to be hostile to legacies?"

5. Who prints scurrilous, vengeful allegations against Jefferson?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Ellis feel about the accusations that Jefferson has an illicit affair with his slave, Sally Hemings?

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

4. What is the most enduring scandal of Jefferson's life?

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

6. What do historians verify in the 1950s?

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

8. How is Jefferson's public speaking as president?

9. What does John Adams mean by "Thomas Jefferson lives"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of Jefferson's primary goals is the elimination of the national debt.

Part 1) Of what does he see this as the cause?

Part 2) He is determined to eliminate the national debt and one of his cost-saving measures is dismantling the U.S. Navy. Why does he believe this is a good cost-saving measure?

Part 3) How does this course of action prove to be almost disastrous?

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 very publicly becomes a Francophone while in Paris.

Part 1) What is a Francophone?

Part 2) Why and how is Jefferson a Francophone?

Part 3) How does it affect his opinion of the French?

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