The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final 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 did the communication between Adams and Jefferson resume?

2. Which year were the letters in Chapter 8 written?

3. How often did Adams and Jefferson write as they aged?

4. How did both Adams and Jefferson consider the possibility of establishing a mutually beneficial association with Britain?

5. Who stopped the correspondence, at the end of Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Adams and Jefferson refer to their illnesses in the 1818 letters?

2. What tested the friendship of Adams and Jefferson in 1813?

3. How was Adams' political work misinterpreted?

4. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

5. How did Jefferson become involved with education in Virginia?

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

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

8. Why did Abigail write to Jefferson in 1804?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the theme of friendship in The Adams-Jefferson Letters and how the friendship of Adams and Jefferson endured through time, tests, and silence.

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