The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final Test - Medium

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

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

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

4. What was taking place because of the influence of Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution?
(a) Representative government was the only style used in Europe.
(b) Representative government was spreading in countries outside of Europe.
(c) Representative government was spreading in Europe and other countries.
(d) Representative government was spreading in Europe.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Adams think even an aristocracy of virtue could be corrupted?

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

3. As Adams recognized, where did aristocracies exist?

4. What did Adams and Jefferson blame Napoleon for?

5. When was the Consular Convention with France that Jefferson discussed in a letter to Adams?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Adams and Jefferson find their financial situations later in their lives?

2. How was Adams' political work misinterpreted?

3. What opinions did Adams and Jefferson have about the post-war conditions, in Chapter 12?

4. What were Adams and Jefferson trying preserve, at the end of Chapter 11?

5. In Chapter 10, which source of information did Adams inform Jefferson he had given up and why?

6. How did Adams and Jefferson refer to their illnesses in the 1818 letters?

7. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

8. What did Adams send to Jefferson to renew their correspondence in 1812?

9. Who won the elections where Adams and Jefferson faced each other, and what did Adams do after hearing the results of the second election, in Chapter 7?

10. What suggestions for education were discussed, in Chapter 12?

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