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. What did Adams and Jefferson think about their past differences later in life?

2. When did Jefferson establish the University of Virginia?

3. How long before their deaths did Adams and Jefferson write to each other?

4. What month did Jefferson's daughter pass away?

5. During the time that Jefferson served as secretary of state, how many letters did he write to Adams about foreign policy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Adams send to Jefferson to renew their correspondence in 1812?

2. 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?

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

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

5. How did Jefferson respond to Adams' analysis of aristocracy, in Chapter 10?

6. What suggestions for education were discussed, in Chapter 12?

7. According to Jefferson's letters in Chapter 8, what caused him to be angry at Adams?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The impact of The Adams-Jefferson Letters proved to be a valuable part of American history.

1) Describe the concepts and principles that Adams and Jefferson fought for in their lives.

2) Explain the reasons why Adams and Jefferson were aware of the importance of their correspondence and continued to write later in their lives.

3) Analyze the major things people can learn about the past, present, and future of America from The Adams-Jefferson Letters.

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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