John Adams Test | Final Test - Hard

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

2. In what state does Adams find Washington when he arrives?

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

4. What topic did Jefferson refuse to debate with Adams?

5. What was a main topic of discussion among New Englanders during 1814?

Short Essay Questions

1. How could Adams' creed for his life be summed up?

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

3. What did Adams learn was Jefferson's true position on slavery?

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

5. What were the personal and professional losses Adams experienced in the fall of 1800?

6. What were the circumstances of Adams' leaving Washington on Jefferson's inauguration day?

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

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

9. How could the first half of Adams' administration be described?

10. Why is Chapter 9 so appropriately titled "Old Oak"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Thomas Paine wrote that "These are the times that try men's souls." Explain how the times also tried the souls of the women left behind to keep the homes intact and raise the children. Use Abigail Adams as a prominent example.

Essay Topic 2

Describe John Adams' personality in both his personal and professional interactions. Also cite examples where these traits are beneficial. When are the traits a liability?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of letter-writing between John and Abigail. What is revealed by their letters? What can John not bring himself to say in the letters?

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