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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what country was Adams a diplomat in the 1780s?
(a) France.
(b) Prussia.
(c) Italy.
(d) England.

2. At Adams' request, what did Jefferson send during negotiations with the Portuguese?
(a) A detailed list of commodities that could be exchanged.
(b) A list of three commodities that could be exchanged.
(c) A vague list of commodities that could be exchanged.
(d) A list of two commodities that could be exchanged.

3. In the Novanglus letters, what did Adams defend for the Bay Colony?
(a) The economic status.
(b) The decision to have elections.
(c) The authority to resist British oppression.
(d) The trade agreements.

4. How did Adams consider the U.S. Constitution?
(a) Revolutionary.
(b) Indispensible.
(c) Inimitable.
(d) Unwavering.

5. When did Richard Henry Lee propose the resolution that Congress should secede from Britain?
(a) June 4th.
(b) July 7th.
(c) June 7th.
(d) July 4th.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Adams caution Jefferson about at the end of Chapter 3?

2. How many years after the Declaration of Independence did Adams and Jefferson pass away?

3. How was France's old regime described in 1787?

4. Which other country did Congress authorize a treaty with after the treaty with Prussia?

5. Why did Jefferson think that Adams had requested to leave his position as diplomat and return to the U.S.?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Abigail described in the Introduction?

2. How did Adams respond to a meeting with the ambassador of Tripoli, in Chapter 4?

3. Why are the Federalists no longer a political party?

4. What was Adams' opinion of Jefferson's presidency?

5. How did Adams develop a positive association with the Dutch, in Chapter 2?

6. How did the U.S. lose a strategic link to France in 1787?

7. Which concerns did Adams and Jefferson have about their diplomatic negotiations, in Chapter 3?

8. What was the irony of the European position on the Barbary pirates?

9. What was the Defense of the Constitutions of the United States?

10. How was the Constitution written?

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