John Adams Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Abigail compare John when he is deluged with opposition in Philadelphia?
(a) An old oak
(b) An anchor
(c) A rock
(d) Salt of the earth

2. With what disease is Nabby diagnosed?
(a) Cirrhosis
(b) Diabetes
(c) Tuberculosis
(d) Breast cancer

3. What did the Adamses find when they returned to Boston?
(a) A huge homecoming celebration
(b) A town they did not recognize
(c) Hostility toward the family
(d) Mayhem and confusion

4. What does Adams abandon after trying for a year?
(a) Learning to speak Italian
(b) Writing his autobiography
(c) Learning to paint with oils
(d) Cross pollinating different varieties of vegetables

5. What was Adams' legacy to his grandchildren?
(a) The early bird gets the worm.
(b) What goes around comes around.
(c) Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.
(d) Walk softly but carry a big stick.

6. Who is elected Vice President when Adams is elected President?
(a) Alexander Hamilton
(b) Thomas Jefferson
(c) John Jay
(d) Aaron Burr

7. What illness strikes many, including Washington, in May of 1790?
(a) Scarlet fever
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) Influenza
(d) Polio

8. What near-fatal illness does Abigail contract?
(a) Malaria
(b) Influenza
(c) Scarlet fever
(d) Typhoid fever

9. To where is the nation's capital moved in 1800?
(a) Charleston
(b) Boston
(c) New York
(d) Washington, D.C.

10. Who is killed in a duel with Aaron burr in 1804?
(a) Alexander Hamilton
(b) William Pickering
(c) John Jay
(d) Benjamin Arnold

11. Who did Washington choose to help organize the new army?
(a) William Smith
(b) Alexander Hamilton
(c) George Logan
(d) John Quincy Adams

12. What is Adams' main objective during this period of his presidency?
(a) Avoid war with France
(b) Settle the western territory
(c) Abolish slavery
(d) Establish a voting system

13. On what day did both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die?
(a) June 30, 1825
(b) July 4, 1826
(c) July 1, 1826
(d) December 25, 1826

14. What U.S. institution is established in 1800?
(a) The Smithsonian Institution
(b) The Library of Congress
(c) The Capitol building
(d) The Liberty Bell

15. What was a main topic of discussion among New Englanders during 1814?
(a) Secession from the union
(b) Crop prices
(c) Maritime pirates
(d) Shipping prices

Short Answer Questions

1. What prompts Abigail to write to Jefferson after 17 years of silence?

2. What is Adams' conclusion about keeping Washington's cabinet?

3. Who was the artist of the famous painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?

4. What did Abigail say she felt like when setting out to join John in Philadelphia?

5. What prevented Adams from attending his mother's funeral?

(see the answer keys)

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