The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Along with Adams and Jefferson, how many other people were on the committee assigned to write the Declaration of Independence?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

2. Which obstacles of Independence concerned Adams and Jefferson in 1777?
(a) Financing the war and public opinion.
(b) Financing the war and regulating trade.
(c) Public opinion and regulating trade.
(d) Financing the war, public opinion, and regulating trade.

3. Where did Adams observe Jefferson's presidency?
(a) Quincy.
(b) New York.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Washington.

4. Why did Adams and Jefferson have little tolerance for moderates?
(a) They thought the moderates were dangerous to the country.
(b) They thought the moderates did not love liberty enough.
(c) They thought the moderates were wrong about every issue.
(d) They thought the moderates were trying to stop the war.

5. In what country was Adams a diplomat in the 1780s?
(a) England.
(b) Italy.
(c) France.
(d) Prussia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Before being published anonymously, how did Jefferson's friends refer to his work, the Summary View of the Rights of British America?

2. Which letters include less philosophical topics, such as whale-oil and tobacco contracts?

3. How old was Adams when he met Jefferson?

4. What year was it when Jefferson attempted to renew his correspondence with Abigail?

5. When was Jefferson a governor?

(see the answer key)

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