The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final 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. What age was Jefferson before the first academic session began at the University of Virginia?

2. When did Abigail Adams pass away from typhoid fever?

3. In Chapter 10, how was Adams' outlook on the future dealings with aristocracy?

4. What did Adams and Jefferson think their age would help?

5. How many abdications did Napoleon have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Adams and Jefferson think about the century's impact on human nature?

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

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

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

5. How was Adams' political work misinterpreted?

6. What did Adams realize about aristocracy, in Chapter 10?

7. Who won the elections where Adams and Jefferson faced each other, and what did Adams do after hearing the results of the second election, in Chapter 7?

8. What opinions did Adams and Jefferson have about the post-war conditions, in Chapter 12?

9. In Chapter 10, which source of information did Adams inform Jefferson he had given up and why?

10. What were Adams and Jefferson trying preserve, at the end of Chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man divided Adams and Jefferson in opinion and political views.

1) Explain Paine's message in Rights of Man and its relevance to that time in history.

2) Describe the events that added to the divide between Adams and Jefferson in their opinions of Rights of Man.

3) Analyze the reasons behind the views of Adams and Jefferson and what they indicated for both of their individual political positions.

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