The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What assumption was the starting point of Adams' work about political theory?

3. Which year did Adams and Jefferson battle each other for the presidency?

4. When was the first letter written that resumed the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How did Adams and Jefferson find their financial situations later in their lives?

5. How did Adams and Jefferson approach political topics in their renewed correspondence?

6. Who was Dr. Rush and why did he help Adams and Jefferson reconcile their differences?

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

8. How did Adams and Jefferson describe the world in their later letters?

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

10. Why was Adams skeptical and concerned about aristocracy, in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast an Introduction in non-fictional literature and fictional literature, using the Introduction in The Adams-Jefferson Letters as a reference.

Essay Topic 3

The Federalist party and the Republican party had some common goals, but different ideas about how to achieve them.

1) Explain the main positions of the Federalist party, its members, and their view of America.

2) Explain the main positions of the Republican party, its members, and their view of America.

2) Analyze the philosophical differences of Adams and Jefferson and the parties they represented.

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