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. To what does Abigail compare John when he is deluged with opposition in Philadelphia?

2. What is Abigail's perception of New York?

3. Who does Washington name as Secretary of State?

4. Which of the following topics did Jefferson and Adams discuss?

5. Who designed the layout for the new federal capital?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was John Quincy's relationship with his parents?

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

4. What were John and Abigail's concerns for their children during this period?

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

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

7. Explain the poignancy of the deaths of Adams and Jefferson.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

John Adams showed George Washington tremendous respect by nominating him to lead the Continental Army but did not receive the same courtesy in return. Explain why Washington showed little regard for Adams, particularly when Adams served as his vice president. Also note Adams' integrity and ability to bear the affront.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of religion in Adams' life. What was his father's plan for his life? Why did he alter the plan? How did his religious beliefs guide him as he guided the country?

Essay Topic 3

John and Abigail had a powerful and loving marriage for many years. How did they maintain their relationship for so long? How did each manage through the many separations they were forced to endure? How can the power of love be so strong that it exists without any physical bonds? Explain.

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