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

2. At Adams' request, what did Jefferson send during negotiations with the Portuguese?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did whale-oil fishery become an issue again in 1788?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How was Abigail described in the Introduction?

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

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

Analyze the irony in the European response to the Barbary piracy, including the reasons for it, and the difference in the way the United States responded to the same threat, as well as the past and present differences in the U.S. and Europe.

Essay Topic 2

Abigail Adams was a key person in the life of John Adams and his correspondence with Jefferson.

1) Describe three characteristics of Abigail that distinguished her from other women during that time.

2) Explain why Abigail was admired by many of the people living in her time.

3) Analyze Abigail's contributions to the country and Adams' correspondence with Jefferson.

Essay Topic 3

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

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