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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. Which one of the following was not included in the description of Dr. Rush?
2. What was the number of letters exchanged by Adams and Jefferson by 1820?
3. What age was Jefferson before the first academic session began at the University of Virginia?
4. As mentioned in a letter, which office did John Quincy Adams have before being removed by Jefferson?
5. What happened to the letter that Jefferson wrote to congratulate Adams when the election was over, before the results were known?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Adams and Jefferson refer to their illnesses in the 1818 letters?
2. What suggestions for education were discussed, in Chapter 12?
3. Why was Adams skeptical and concerned about aristocracy, in Chapter 10?
4. Which of Jefferson's actions upset the Adamses, in Chapter 8?
5. What did Adams and Jefferson think about the century's impact on human nature?
6. 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?
7. What tested the friendship of Adams and Jefferson in 1813?
8. How did Adams and Jefferson approach political topics in their renewed correspondence?
9. According to Jefferson's letters in Chapter 8, what caused him to be angry at Adams?
10. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The writing styles of Adams and Jefferson revealed a lot about both individuals and the times in which they lived.
1) Describe the writing style, handwriting, spellings, grammar, and phrasing in the letters.
2) Explain the advantages and/or disadvantages of the writing style in the 1700s/1800s.
3) Analyze the current writing styles, and the similarities and changes in the English language of now and when Adams and Jefferson corresponded.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Compare and contrast an Introduction in non-fictional literature and fictional literature, using the Introduction in The Adams-Jefferson Letters as a reference.
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