John Adams Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was reputed to be the wisest and most influential member of the Continental Congress?
(a) John Adams
(b) Samuel Adams
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) Benjamin Franklin

2. Who defended the British soldiers accused of killing the British citizens?
(a) Thomas Jefferson
(b) Samuel Adams
(c) Thomas Paine
(d) John Adams

3. Why did Abigail think the Southern delegates were hypocritical?
(a) They talked about freedom of religion but restricted their parishes
(b) They wanted freedom from England but still kept women dependent
(c) They wanted a voting system but would not let women vote
(d) They were working for freedom of the United States but still owned slaves

4. What event occurred in May of 1765 that enraged the colonists?
(a) The Boston Tea Party
(b) The Stamp Act
(c) The Olive Branch Document
(d) The French and Indian War

5. At what location are Washington's troops fighting the invading British troops in August 1776?
(a) New York
(b) Charleston
(c) Philadelphia
(d) Boston

Short Answer Questions

1. To what position is Adams appointed in October of 1778?

2. Who is appointed as Adams' official secretary?

3. In what year does this chapter begin?

4. How long did Adams remain in Philadelphia?

5. Who did John Adams nominate to command the Continental army?

(see the answer key)

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