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. As explained in the letters of Chapter 12, what kind of teaching load was preferred for professors?

2. Which role did Adams and Jefferson think education had in government?

3. Which state's Compromise of 1820 concerned Adams and Jefferson, in Chapter 12?

4. How many pieces of "Homespun" did Adams send in a letter to Jefferson?

5. What war was ongoing as Adams and Jefferson began to write to each other again?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

6. How was Adams' political work misinterpreted?

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

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

9. How did Adams and Jefferson approach political topics in their renewed 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

Explain the extent of the diplomatic experiences of Adams and Jefferson, including the effect the experiences had on their future political views and positions.

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

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.

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