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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What age was Jefferson before the first academic session began at the University of Virginia?
(a) Eighty-four.
(b) Seventy-eight.
(c) Eighty.
(d) Eighty-two.

3. How did both Adams and Jefferson consider the possibility of establishing a mutually beneficial association with Britain?
(a) Both Adams and Jefferson were skeptical.
(b) Adams was hopeful, but Jefferson was skeptical.
(c) Jefferson was hopeful, but Adams was skeptical.
(d) Both Adams and Jefferson were hopeful.

4. What did Dr. Rush do in an attempt to convince Adams and Jefferson to begin corresponding again?
(a) He wrote letters only to Jefferson.
(b) He wrote letters only to Adams.
(c) He wrote letters to both Adams and Jefferson.
(d) He wrote letters to the other friends of Adams and Jefferson.

5. What was the number of letters exchanged by Adams and Jefferson by 1820?
(a) 1,024.
(b) 1,468.
(c) 1,267.
(d) 1,135.

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

7. What did Adams discover that tested his friendship with Jefferson, after their correspondence had resumed?
(a) Criticisms that Jefferson had suppoorted months earlier.
(b) Criticisms that Jefferson had made years earlier.
(c) Criticisms that Jefferson had made months earlier.
(d) Criticisms that Jefferson had supported years earlier.

8. Based on Adams' explanation, when did aristocracies exist?
(a) In the present.
(b) In specific times of the past.
(c) In all times.
(d) In the past.

9. Which year did Adams and Jefferson battle each other for the presidency?
(a) 1788.
(b) 1784.
(c) 1796.
(d) 1792.

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

11. Which role did Adams and Jefferson think education had in government?
(a) They thought education was the main ingredient of good government.
(b) They thought education was essential to good government.
(c) They thought good government could exist permanently without education.
(d) They thought good government was impossible without education.

12. When was the Consular Convention with France that Jefferson discussed in a letter to Adams?
(a) 1788.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1790.
(d) 1787.

13. Why did the friendship between Adams and Jefferson begin to strain severely?
(a) They were members of different parties.
(b) They were not writing enough letters.
(c) They were writing too many letters.
(d) They were in disagreement over the country's overall direction.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As explained in the letters of Chapter 12, what kind of teaching load was preferred for professors?

2. What year was the "revolution" that the differences in the rival parties were leading to, in Chapter 8?

3. Despite the Wars, what did Adams and Jefferson think about the century?

4. Which documents did Adams and Jefferson want to preserve?

5. How many letters were exchanged between Adams and Jefferson between 1796 and 1801?

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