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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Adams and Jefferson think their age would help?
(a) Posterity.
(b) Credibility.
(c) Preventing future wars.
(d) Protecting Independence.

3. 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 political economy.
(d) Government and law.

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

5. How did Adams and Jefferson remember their revolutionary days in their later letters?
(a) Infrequently.
(b) Fondly.
(c) Frequently.
(d) Carefully.

6. What happened to the letter that Jefferson wrote to congratulate Adams when the election was over, before the results were known?
(a) It was lost in the mail.
(b) It was never mailed.
(c) It was read by Adams quickly.
(d) It was intercepted by Madison.

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

8. Besides the depression, what type of problems were Adams and Jefferson following in England during the post-war world after 1815?
(a) Economic.
(b) Social, economic, and political.
(c) Social.
(d) Political.

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

10. 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.

11. What year did the letters in Chapter 9 begin?
(a) 1813.
(b) 1812.
(c) 1810.
(d) 1811.

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

13. How did the communication between Adams and Jefferson resume?
(a) They both wrote to each other at the same time.
(b) Jefferson wrote to Adams.
(c) The had a conversation at a political meeting.
(d) Adams wrote to Jefferson.

14. Who stopped the correspondence, at the end of Chapter 8?
(a) Abigail.
(b) It was mutual.
(c) Jefferson.
(d) Neither Abigail nor Jefferson.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What year did Adams and Jefferson become sick?

2. How long before their deaths did Adams and Jefferson write to each other?

3. Which future system(s) did Jefferson have high hopes for?

4. As Adams recognized, where did aristocracies exist?

5. What age was Jefferson before the first academic session began at the University of Virginia?

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