The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Abigail's correspondence with Jefferson resume?
(a) Abigail wrote Jefferson a letter separate from her husband's letters.
(b) Adams informed Jefferson in a letter to resume writing to his wife.
(c) Jefferson wrote Abigail a letter.
(d) Abigail added a postscript to one of her husband's letters.

2. Why were few letters written between Adams and Jefferson early in their association?
(a) They did not have much to say.
(b) They preferred conversations.
(c) They did not know each other's addresses.
(d) They spoke with each other frequently.

3. As Adams recognized, where did aristocracies exist?
(a) All places.
(b) Not very many places.
(c) Most places.
(d) Only certain places.

4. How long before their deaths did Adams and Jefferson write to each other?
(a) One month.
(b) Three months.
(c) Four months.
(d) Two months.

5. How did Adams and Jefferson approach politics in their letters, in Chapter 9?
(a) They did not discuss it at all.
(b) They mostly tried to avoid it.
(c) They discussed it frequently.
(d) They only tried to avoid it in the initial letters after the correspondence has resumed.

6. Which one of the following was not provided as a reason for Jefferson's monetary issues?
(a) Inflation.
(b) Debts.
(c) Overspending.
(d) Lending.

7. What year were the letters in Chapter 10 written?
(a) 1813.
(b) 1814.
(c) 1811.
(d) 1812.

8. How many differences were resolved between the Adamses and Jefferson, by the end of Chapter 8?
(a) All of them.
(b) Two.
(c) Some, but not all.
(d) Only one.

9. What was Dr. Rush's view of the estrangement of Adams and Jefferson?
(a) He thought it was necessary for the two to understand each other better.
(b) He thought it was most likely irreconcilable.
(c) He thought it was necessary for the two to become better friends.
(d) He thought it was a tragedy.

10. What did Adams and Jefferson think about their past differences later in life?
(a) They were glad to have put them aside.
(b) They thought of ways they could have been avoided.
(c) They were unsure why they lasted so long.
(d) They thought they could have reconciled sooner.

11. What did Jefferson do to upset the Adamses?
(a) He gave Callendar a loan.
(b) He released Callendar from prison.
(c) He gave Callendar a job.
(d) He transferred Callendar to a better prison.

12. As mentioned in a letter, which office did John Quincy Adams have before being removed by Jefferson?
(a) Trade commissioner.
(b) Security commissioner.
(c) Commissioner of finance.
(d) Commissioner of bankruptcy.

13. What was taking place because of the influence of Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution?
(a) Representative government was spreading in countries outside of Europe.
(b) Representative government was spreading in Europe.
(c) Representative government was the only style used in Europe.
(d) Representative government was spreading in Europe and other countries.

14. Which future system(s) did Jefferson have high hopes for?
(a) Neither public education nor science.
(b) Science, but not public education.
(c) Public education and science.
(d) Public education, but not science.

15. In Chapter 10, how was Jefferson's outlook on the future dealings with aristocracy?
(a) He was optimistic.
(b) He was uncertain.
(c) He was concerned.
(d) He was skeptical.

Short Answer Questions

1. How interested in politics were Adams and Jefferson later in life?

2. What aspects of history did Adams and Jefferson emphasize in their letters?

3. How did the communication between Adams and Jefferson resume?

4. Which role did Adams and Jefferson think education had in government?

5. When was the Consular Convention with France that Jefferson discussed in a letter to Adams?

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