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 year did Adams and Jefferson become sick?

2. Where did Jefferson live after retiring from the secretary of state position?

3. As mentioned in Chapter 11, why did Adams and Jefferson want the American people to understand the Revolution?

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

5. What year did the letters in Chapter 9 begin?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did Abigail write to Jefferson in 1804?

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

5. How was Adams' political work misinterpreted?

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

7. Which aspects of the country and its foundation did Adams and Jefferson think it was important for the American people to understand?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Analyze the theme of friendship in The Adams-Jefferson Letters and how the friendship of Adams and Jefferson endured through time, tests, and silence.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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