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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did many people do at Washington's departure?
(a) Cheer
(b) Scream
(c) Weep
(d) Revolt

2. Who led the opposition effort against Adams?
(a) John Pickering
(b) Alexander Hamilton
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) Aaron Burr

3. What interest did both Adams and Jefferson share?
(a) Wine
(b) Horses
(c) Agriculture
(d) Books

4. What does Dr. Rush call Adams and Jefferson?
(a) The North and South Poles of the American Revolution
(b) Two old fools
(c) The salt of the earth
(d) America's finest

5. What happens when John and Abigail lose their life savings in imprudent investments?
(a) They move in with John Quincy
(b) They move to town
(c) John Quincy buys Stoneyfield for them
(d) They buy a smaller farm

6. What prompts Abigail to write to Jefferson after 17 years of silence?
(a) The death of his daughter, Polly
(b) Her terminal illness diagnosis
(c) John's terminal illness diagnosis
(d) The death of their daughter, Nabby

7. Who designed the layout for the new federal capital?
(a) Frank Lloyd Wright
(b) William Smith
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) Henry Gates

8. What addition did the Adamses make to their home?
(a) Portraits
(b) Bedrooms
(c) Piano
(d) Furniture

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

10. What controversial nomination did Adams make as minister plenipotentiary to the French Republic in the matter of negotiating a new treaty?
(a) John Jay
(b) John Quincy Adams
(c) William Vans Murray
(d) Charles Adams

11. To what did John Quincy attribute the fact that Jefferson and his father died on the same day?
(a) The power of the human spirit
(b) A tribute to freedom
(c) A tremendous bond between friends
(d) Divine favor toward the U.S.

12. What is John and Abigail's position on holding political office after Adams leaves the presidency?
(a) They will entertain all offers
(b) They have no interest in any more public office
(c) There are a few positions they would consider
(d) They have not thought about it yet

13. What is King George III's demeanor toward Adams in their first formal meeting?
(a) Sarcastic
(b) Dismissive
(c) Cruel
(d) Cordial

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America?

2. After learning of his son, Charles', indiscriminate behavior, what does Adams do?

3. Who is appointed commander in chief of the new provisional army?

4. Who is elected Vice President when Adams is elected President?

5. Who does Nabby marry in 1786?

(see the answer keys)

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