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 was Dr. Rush's view of the estrangement of Adams and Jefferson?

2. What age was Jefferson before the first academic session began at the University of Virginia?

3. Which of Thomas Paine's published works divided Adams and Jefferson in opinion?

4. Besides the depression, what type of problems were Adams and Jefferson following in England during the post-war world after 1815?

5. Despite the Wars, what did Adams and Jefferson think about the century?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Abigail resume her correspondence with Jefferson?

3. Why did Abigail write to Jefferson in 1804?

4. Which of Jefferson's actions upset the Adamses, in Chapter 8?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the aspects of aristocracy, why it was considered a threat to freedom, and the outlook of Adams and Jefferson on the ways to limit aristocracy.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the ways that Jefferson became involved with education, the design that he had for public school systems and universities, and the subjects that he and Adams thought should be taught. Also, provide a comparison of their idea of education and the current educational system of the country.

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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