The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Novanglus letters, what did Adams defend for the Bay Colony?

2. When did Adams and Jefferson begin reading voraciously?

3. Besides letters, what else did Adams and Jefferson write?

4. How did Jefferson meet Mrs. Maria Cosway?

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. Why are the Federalists no longer a political party?

2. What was the result of Adams' loan negotiations with the Dutch?

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

4. What role did Abigail Adams have in the letters?

5. How did Adams respond to Jefferson's appointment as a diplomat in France?

6. How did Adams and Jefferson meet?

7. How were Adams and Jefferson described in the Introduction?

8. How was Abigail described in the Introduction?

9. Why did Jefferson stop writing to Abigail, in Chapter 5?

10. Which concerns did Adams and Jefferson have about Independence and liberty at the end of Chapter 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the historical significance of The Adams-Jefferson Letters, including an explanation of the importance of the country's foundation, and the value of the direct words of the founders.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the ways that Jefferson became involved with education, the design that he had for public school systems and universities, and the subjects that he and Adams thought should be taught. Also, provide a comparison of their idea of education and the current educational system of the country.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the conflict in the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson, including an analysis of their actions before and after the election, and how the letters were used to display their disagreements.

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