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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many letters were exchanged between Adams and Jefferson between 1796 and 1801?
(a) A few.
(b) A couple.
(c) Several.
(d) None.

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

3. Which documents did Adams and Jefferson want to preserve?
(a) The documents about their correspondence.
(b) The documents about the elections.
(c) The documents about the Congress.
(d) The documents about the revolution.

4. What war was ongoing as Adams and Jefferson began to write to each other again?
(a) The Second Barbary War.
(b) The First Barbary War.
(c) The First Seminole War.
(d) The War of 1812.

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

6. Along with languages, math, natural science, medicine, and philosophy, what other subjects did the letters recommend for universities?
(a) Law, government, and political economy.
(b) Law and political economy.
(c) Government and law.
(d) Government and political economy.

7. When did the letters of 1820 begin?
(a) April.
(b) March.
(c) February.
(d) January.

8. When did Adams think even an aristocracy of virtue could be corrupted?
(a) If elected for short periods of time.
(b) If elected.
(c) If elected or unelected.
(d) If elected for long periods of time.

9. Overall, how did Adams and Jefferson view the world?
(a) As generating equal amounts of pleasure and pain.
(b) As generating more pleasure than pain.
(c) As generating pleasure in order to replace pain.
(d) As generating only pleasure.

10. How long did Dr. Rush try to reconcile Adams and Jefferson?
(a) A few years.
(b) A few days.
(c) A few weeks.
(d) A few months.

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

12. Which professional school subjects were included, in the letters of Chapter 12?
(a) Military and naval skill, architecture, fine arts, and accounting.
(b) Military and naval skill, astronomy, fine arts, and agriculture.
(c) Military and naval skill, architecture, geology, and agriculture.
(d) Military and naval skill, architecture, fine arts, and agriculture.

13. How did Adams and Jefferson think the conditions were in the eighteenth century?
(a) Changed drastically.
(b) Changed slightly.
(c) Improved for all.
(d) Improved in some ways.

14. Which one of the following was not included in the description of Dr. Rush?
(a) Mutual friend of Adams and Jefferson.
(b) Signer of the Declaration.
(c) Well known doctor.
(d) Writing teacher for both Adams and Jefferson.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stopped the correspondence, at the end of Chapter 8?

2. As mentioned in Chapter 11, why did Adams and Jefferson want the American people to understand the Revolution?

3. How many pieces of "Homespun" did Adams send in a letter to Jefferson?

4. What was taking place because of the influence of Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution?

5. When were the public school systems set up in Virginia?

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