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

2. What year was it when Jefferson attempted to renew his correspondence with Abigail?

3. Why was the whale fishery lowered during the War of Independence?

4. What age was Jefferson when he met Adams?

5. How many times did Jefferson mention Cosway in his letters to Abigail Adams?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How was the Constitution written?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the theme of friendship in The Adams-Jefferson Letters and how the friendship of Adams and Jefferson endured through time, tests, and silence.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The Federalist party and the Republican party had some common goals, but different ideas about how to achieve them.

1) Explain the main positions of the Federalist party, its members, and their view of America.

2) Explain the main positions of the Republican party, its members, and their view of America.

2) Analyze the philosophical differences of Adams and Jefferson and the parties they represented.

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