The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Lesson Plans 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. When did Jefferson return to France in Chapter 4 and begin writing to Adams again?

2. Which of the following was not included in Jefferson's description in the Introduction?

3. When did Adams think material improvements were changing people?

4. Which of the following was the result of the Dutch loan secured by Adams?

5. Why was Portugal open to American overtures?

Short Essay Questions

1. How and why did Adams leave his position as diplomat in London?

2. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?

3. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

4. How did Adams and Jefferson approach political topics in their renewed correspondence?

5. What difference of opinion did Adams and Jefferson have about Thomas Paine's Rights of Man?

6. Which of Jefferson's actions upset the Adamses, in Chapter 8?

7. Why did Jefferson write to Adams after the election?

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

9. What interests did Adams and Jefferson have in the later years of their correspondence?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Adams' Defense of the Constitutions of the United States countered the criticisms of the revolutionary new government that was being designed for America.

1) Describe the criticism about the American government that prompted Adams to write Defense of the Constitutions of the United States.

2) Explain the source of the criticism and the possible reasons for it.

3) Analyze three main points that Adams made in Defense of the Constitutions of the United States to support the country's foundation.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the extent of the diplomatic experiences of Adams and Jefferson, including the effect the experiences had on their future political views and positions.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the aspects of aristocracy, why it was considered a threat to freedom, and the outlook of Adams and Jefferson on the ways to limit aristocracy.

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