American Sphinx Test | Final Test - Easy

Joseph Ellis
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 110 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

American Sphinx Test | Final Test - Easy

Joseph Ellis
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what does Jefferson's election coincide?
(a) A new sense of isolationism in the U.S.
(b) A new sense of nationalism in the U.S.
(c) The death of Benjamin Franklin.
(d) The War of 1812.

2. What company precedes him to the Capitol?
(a) A company of dancers.
(b) A company of government analysts.
(c) A company of legal advisors.
(d) A company of militia.

3. Why does Jefferson agree with the separation of church and state?
(a) To preserve government.
(b) To preserve religious freedom.
(c) To preserve his religious views.
(d) To allow religion to be a part of all governmental procedings.

4. What has happened with Thomas Jefferson's popularity over time?
(a) It has stayed the same.
(b) It has decreased.
(c) It has increased.
(d) It has plummeted.

5. Who is Elizabeth Walker?
(a) A woman with whom Alexander Hamilton has an illicit affair.
(b) Sally Hemings' sister.
(c) Jefferson's youngest daughter.
(d) A woman that Jefferson makes improper adavances to when he is a young, unmarried man.

6. Of what is Jefferson the symbol?
(a) Fatherly love and loyalty.
(b) The anti-slavery movement.
(c) Revolutionary fervor and America's premier idealist.
(d) Dichotomies and stubbornness.

7. What has been recognized by the "American Institute of Architects as 'the proudest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years?'"
(a) The University of Virginia.
(b) Poplar Forest.
(c) Monticello.
(d) The College of William and Mary.

8. What does Jefferson do regarding miscegenation?
(a) He encourages it.
(b) He passes a law to preserve it.
(c) He practices miscegenation.
(d) He repeatedly speaks out about its evils.

9. Besides it being obvious that several of Sally Hemings' children have a white father, what makes it even more possible that they are Jefferson's?
(a) Several of her children have features resembling Jefferson's.
(b) Several of the children call Jefferson "father."
(c) The children resemble Jefferson's daughters.
(d) They are born in the Monticello house.

10. How would Jefferson feel about urbanization?
(a) He would approve of it.
(b) He would want to live in our urban society.
(c) He would have no opinion about it.
(d) He would disapprove of it.

11. What does everyone expect of President Thomas Jefferson?
(a) To be hard to understand.
(b) They are not quite sure what to expect.
(c) To be difficult with which to deal.
(d) To be a powerful leader.

12. What does the previous administration rename Washington's Goose Creek?
(a) The Tiber.
(b) The Euphrates.
(c) The Tigris.
(d) The Thames.

13. Who points out "The true Jeffersonian legacy is to be hostile to legacies?"
(a) James Joyce.
(b) Joyce Appleby.
(c) Jaqueline Applegate.
(d) Joclyn Smith.

14. What happens between France and England in 1803?
(a) They renew their friendship.
(b) They decide to go to war with the U.S.
(c) They want to purchase land from Jefferson.
(d) They renew hostilities.

15. When is there an increase in U.S. military might?
(a) During the Cold War.
(b) During the Civil War.
(c) During the Vietnam War.
(d) During the Gulf War.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Madison Hemings?

2. What closes all ports in the U.S. to trade and is an economically crippling move?

3. What does Jefferson believe the vastness of the western territories would do to slavery?

4. What are John Adam's final words?

5. When do historians discover Jefferson is at Monticello with Sally nine months before she gives birth to each of her children?

(see the answer keys)

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