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 mentioned in a letter, which office did John Quincy Adams have before being removed by Jefferson?

2. What was Jefferson's response to Abigail's correspondence, in Chapter 8?

3. When were the public school systems set up in Virginia?

4. What year was the "revolution" that the differences in the rival parties were leading to, in Chapter 8?

5. How did Jefferson consider Adams' midnight appointments?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the correspondence of 1804 stop?

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

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

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

5. When did Adams and Jefferson pass away, and what thoughts did they have about their lives?

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

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

8. In Chapter 10, which source of information did Adams inform Jefferson he had given up and why?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the interference of Britain with the interference of the Barbary pirates in the trade of the United States with other countries.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the irony in the European response to the Barbary piracy, including the reasons for it, and the difference in the way the United States responded to the same threat, as well as the past and present differences in the U.S. and Europe.

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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