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

Lester J. Cappon
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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. What did Adams and Jefferson think about Great Britain in Chapter 3?

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

3. Why were Adams and Jefferson effectively matched in mental power and training?

4. When was the last letter in Chapter 4 written?

5. Which position did Jefferson have when Adams was vice-president?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which criticism of the Constitution did Adams refute, in Chapter 5?

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

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

4. What events led Jefferson to France in 1784?

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

6. For which qualities did Adams and Jefferson respect each other?

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

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

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

10. Why were Adams and Jefferson considered to be radical by some people, in Chapter 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast an Introduction in non-fictional literature and fictional literature, using the Introduction in The Adams-Jefferson Letters as a reference.

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