John Adams Test | Final Test - Hard

David McCullough
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is killed in a duel with Aaron burr in 1804?

2. What event takes American by surprise in 1789?

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

4. Who is Sally Hemings?

5. What is King George III's demeanor toward Adams in their first formal meeting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain John Adams' life from birth through his marriage and his legal career. What were his parents like? What was his personality? What traits were instilled in him that would make him a success in his later life?

Essay Topic 2

It is widely believed that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence when in actuality he was part of a team of five men assigned to the task. Who were the other men charged with creating this document along with Jefferson? Why were they selected? How did they work together?

Essay Topic 3

Adams spent several years living in France as a diplomatic envoy. Compare and contrast his life there with his life in Massachusetts. Did he enjoy living one place over the other? How did his experiences living in both places influence his political views?

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