Burr Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. With what vote does Wilkinson narrowly escape his own treason conviction?

2. When Charlie goes to visit Van Buren in the White House, what does he notice?

3. Who serves as Burr's defense council in his treason trial where Jefferson plays prosecutor?

4. Who committed the murder for which Charlie is arrested?

5. Where does Charlie publish his piece on tasting a love apple?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Jefferson's options he considers for obtaining the Floridas.

2. What does Leggett say about publishing the pamphlet as he lays sick in bed?

3. What does Burr find out about Wilkinson's true occupation and what does this discovery mean?

4. How does Charlie respond when Mr. Bryant tells him not to publish the pamphlet, and what effect does this response have on Byrant?

5. What does the Constitution stipulate regarding treason trials, and how does this affect Jefferson's case against Burr?

6. Describe the duel between Burr and Hamilton according to Burr's re-enactment.

7. When and why does Burr surrender to the governor of the Mississippi Territory?

8. What does Burr refer to as "the great American tragedy"?

9. What does Jefferson do that guarantees him reelection and where does Burr fit into the reelection bid?

10. Describe the comparison that Charlie makes between Burr and Leggett soon after the great fire which burned 700 buildings.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you explore how parallel episodes in the novel affect the story (for example, Burr and Houston's conquest of Texas/Mexico, or the court cases in the deaths of Helen Jewett and Elma Sands).

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay exploring the role of foreshadowing in the novel. Feel free to select a specific event (that foreshadows or is foreshadowed) on which to focus your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay comparing and contrasting two settings in the novel. The difference in setting can be one of time, place, or both.

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