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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 many pieces of "Homespun" did Adams send in a letter to Jefferson?
2. As Adams recognized, where did aristocracies exist?
3. Which year were the letters in Chapter 8 written?
4. What was Jefferson's response to Abigail's correspondence, in Chapter 8?
5. What age was Jefferson before the first academic session began at the University of Virginia?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Abigail write to Jefferson in 1804?
2. Why did Jefferson write to Adams after the election?
3. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?
4. What tested the friendship of Adams and Jefferson in 1813?
5. What did Adams and Jefferson think about the century's impact on human nature?
6. What difference of opinion did Adams and Jefferson have about Thomas Paine's Rights of Man?
7. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?
8. How did Jefferson become involved with education in Virginia?
9. Which of Jefferson's actions upset the Adamses, in Chapter 8?
10. How did Adams and Jefferson refer to their illnesses in the 1818 letters?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the ways that Jefferson became involved with education, the design that he had for public school systems and universities, and the subjects that he and Adams thought should be taught. Also, provide a comparison of their idea of education and the current educational system of the country.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the conflict in the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson, including an analysis of their actions before and after the election, and how the letters were used to display their disagreements.
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