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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 letters include less philosophical topics, such as whale-oil and tobacco contracts?
2. Which month was the first letter in Chapter 3 written?
3. Why was Portugal open to American overtures?
4. How long did Jefferson and Abigail stop corresponding after the Adamses moved from London?
5. How did Adams respond to Jefferson's suggestion to Congress about solving the situation with the Barbary pirates?
Short Essay Questions
1. What caused Adams and Jefferson to focus on the whale fishery markets, in Chapter 3?
2. Where were Adams and Jefferson during the Federal Convention, and what was their opinion of it?
3. Why did Adams move to London and what reaction did he receive from the British?
4. How did Adams and Jefferson meet?
5. What was Adams doing to gain valuable diplomatic experience from 1776 to 1778, as Jefferson prepared to govern Virginia?
6. How were Adams and Jefferson described in the Introduction?
7. How and why did Adams leave his position as diplomat in London?
8. Which concerns did Adams and Jefferson have about their diplomatic negotiations, in Chapter 3?
9. Which concerns did Adams and Jefferson have about Independence and liberty at the end of Chapter 1?
10. How was the Constitution written?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The whale fishery market was an area that Adams and Jefferson focused on during their diplomacy.
1) Describe the whale-fishery markets before, during, and after the Revolution.
2) Explain why the whale-fishery market and its products were important to Adams and Jefferson.
3) Analyze the approach that Adams and Jefferson used in dealing with the whale-fishery market and how trade was restored.
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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