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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who becomes a threat to U.S. shipping and trade?
(a) British port authority
(b) French navy
(c) Somali pirates
(d) Barbary pirates

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

4. Who led the anti-American initiatives in England?
(a) Independents
(b) Loyalists
(c) Sentimentalists
(d) Tories

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many months did Adams govern from his Quincy home instead of Philadelphia in 1799?

3. Where does John take Abigail for a five-week tour?

4. What U.S. institution is established in 1800?

5. To where is the nation's capital moved in 1800?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the speculation options for Adams' political future.

2. What was the state of the country when Adams turned it over to Jefferson?

3. In what ways did Jefferson undo Adams' accomplishments as president?

4. What did Adams observe about the new America that had emerged in his absence?

5. Explain why keeping peace was a guiding principle for Adams in his presidency?

6. What were the circumstances of Abigail's death?

7. How did Alexander Hamilton work to undermine Adams' election as president over Washington?

8. What were Adams' plans after the end of his presidency?

9. Explain the circumstances of Adams' meeting with King George III in which Adams is rightfully nervous.

10. How were the Adamses met when they returned to Boston after living in Europe for so long?

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