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. How was Jefferson received in the England court as he tried to secure a commercial treaty?

2. As mentioned in Chapter 4, when did Jefferson visit England on Adams' request?

3. Why did the Europeans ironically permit the Barbary piracy?

4. When did the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson resume?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Adams and Jefferson meet?

4. What was the irony of the European position on the Barbary pirates?

5. According to Jefferson's letters in Chapter 8, what caused him to be angry at Adams?

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

7. Which two options did Adams and Jefferson give to Congress about dealing with the Barbary pirates, in Chapter 4?

8. Why did Adams move to London and what reaction did he receive from the British?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Chronicle the development of the representative style of government, why Adams and Jefferson wanted the American people to understand how it worked, and how their reflection of Independence and American Revolution included the preservation of certain documents that would ensure the continued prosperity of the United States.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the perceived "radical" element in the views of Adams and Jefferson, the source of the label, their opinions of moderates of the time, and the reasons supporting their views. Also, provide an analysis of how the meaning of the term "radical" has been applied to other people or issues in the country.

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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