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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who else is attacked with Burr by French sailors?
(a) Hamilton.
(b) Adams.
(c) Jefferson.
(d) Monroe.

2. Which of the following does the Alien and Sedition act NOT provide?
(a) A prohibition against publishing negative press against the government.
(b) The ability to arrest foreigners during a time of war and deport them.
(c) Additional requirements to run for President of the United States.
(d) An increase in the number of years to become an American citizen.

3. Who challenges Burr on his position of support of the French people in their revolution?
(a) Hamilton.
(b) Monroe.
(c) Madison.
(d) Jefferson.

4. Why is Hamilton's control over the executive and legislative branches worrisome to Anti-Federalists?
(a) They believe that the legislative branch should be eliminated.
(b) They believe he is recreating the British governing system.
(c) They believe that the executive branch is not powerful enough.
(d) They believe that he is not capable of wielding power.

5. What is Burr's opinion about Henry Clay?
(a) He feels that he is weak.
(b) He feels he is too idealistic.
(c) He feels he is a good leader.
(d) He feels he is corrupt.

6. What are Burr and Charlie discussing in his office when Mrs. Burr arrives by carriage?
(a) Burr's financial trouble.
(b) Burr's miserable marriage.
(c) Burr's memoirs.
(d) Burr's bid for the presidency.

7. Where was Elma Sands' body found when she was murdered?
(a) In her bed.
(b) In a well.
(c) In the street.
(d) In a storm cellar.

8. When Mrs. Burr meets with Charlie after Burr's partners in the Texas land scheme come looking for him, what does Mrs. Burr claim her husband has sold?
(a) Her grandmother's wedding band.
(b) Her tea set and collection of china.
(c) Her business.
(d) Her second carriage and horses for half of what they are worth.

9. What is the name of the girl with whom Charlie falls in love at Mrs. Rosanna Townsend's brothel?
(a) Rosanna Townsend.
(b) Theodosia Provost.
(c) Eliza Jumel.
(d) Helen Jewett.

10. What position does Burr believe he will make a successful bid for (even though he is Vice President)?
(a) Chief Justice.
(b) Port Collector for New York.
(c) President.
(d) Governor of New York.

11. From where do terms such as "citizen" and "citizeness" embraced by early Americans come?
(a) Native Americans.
(b) France.
(c) Spain.
(d) England.

12. What are the Tory-Federalists also known as?
(a) Democrats.
(b) Anti-Federalists.
(c) Whigs.
(d) Republicans.

13. In the year that John Adams becomes President, how many votes does Burr receive for the Presidency?
(a) 71.
(b) 30.
(c) 69.
(d) 45.

14. According to Burr, how many children did he have with his first wife?
(a) 7.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

15. While living with General Israel Putnam, what is the name of the person that Burr identifies as a spy?
(a) Margaret Moncrieffe.
(b) Nelson Chase.
(c) Jamie Wilkinson.
(d) Eliza Jumel.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Helen convince Mrs. Townsend to let her live with Charlie?

2. Within 6 months of taking office, with which powerful family in New York does Jefferson renew his alliance?

3. Instead of voting based on whether a law is pro-Federalist or pro-Republican, how does Burr decide how to vote?

4. How does Jefferson act when Burr first asks him to secure the Virginia votes for Burr?

5. To what does Burr credit his success in his duel against Hamilton?

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