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

2. What month did Jefferson's daughter pass away?

3. How many years were covered, by the letters included in Chapter 11?

4. In Chapter 10, how was Adams' outlook on the future dealings with aristocracy?

5. How did Adams and Jefferson remember their revolutionary days in their later letters?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did Adams and Jefferson think about the century's impact on human nature?

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

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

8. According to Jefferson's letters in Chapter 8, what caused him to be angry at Adams?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chronicle the development of the representative style of government, why Adams and Jefferson wanted the American people to understand how it worked, and how their reflection of Independence and American Revolution included the preservation of certain documents that would ensure the continued prosperity of the United States.

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

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.

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