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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 remember their revolutionary days in their later letters?
(a) Carefully.
(b) Infrequently.
(c) Frequently.
(d) Fondly.

2. What was Jefferson's response to Abigail's correspondence, in Chapter 8?
(a) He was surprised.
(b) He was happy.
(c) He was not surprised.
(d) He was confused.

3. 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 a tragedy.
(d) He thought it was necessary for the two to become better friends.

4. When did Jefferson establish the University of Virginia?
(a) 1820.
(b) 1822.
(c) 1819.
(d) 1821.

5. Which cause did Jefferson focus on later in his life?
(a) Updating the Declaration.
(b) Supporting new presidential candidates.
(c) Updating the Constitution.
(d) Establishing the University of Virginia.

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

7. What year did both Adams and Jefferson pass away?
(a) 1827.
(b) 1828.
(c) 1825.
(d) 1826.

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

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

10. As explained in the letters of Chapter 12, what kind of teaching load was preferred for professors?
(a) Moderate.
(b) Light.
(c) Moderate to heavy.
(d) Light to moderate.

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

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

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

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

15. What year was the "revolution" that the differences in the rival parties were leading to, in Chapter 8?
(a) 1799.
(b) 1800.
(c) 1801.
(d) 1798.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jefferson think the electorate had the ability to select?

2. Where did Jefferson live after retiring from the secretary of state position?

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

4. Besides the depression, what type of problems were Adams and Jefferson following in England during the post-war world after 1815?

5. Which month was the last letter in Chapter 10 written?

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