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

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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. When did Jefferson return to France in Chapter 4 and begin writing to Adams again?

2. Which of the following was not included in Jefferson's description in the Introduction?

3. When did Adams think material improvements were changing people?

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

5. Why was Portugal open to American overtures?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?

3. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

4. How did Adams and Jefferson approach political topics in their renewed correspondence?

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

6. Which of Jefferson's actions upset the Adamses, in Chapter 8?

7. Why did Jefferson write to Adams after the election?

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

9. What interests did Adams and Jefferson have in the later years of their correspondence?

10. What was Adams' opinion of Jefferson's presidency?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the interference of Britain with the interference of the Barbary pirates in the trade of the United States with other countries.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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