American Sphinx Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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

American Sphinx Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Joseph Ellis
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do both Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover claim about Jefferson?
(a) His views of isolationism.
(b) His ideals in their very different ways of handling the Depression.
(c) His opinion of the women's rights movement.
(d) His ideals in their very different opinions of prohibition.

2. What is the cause of friction for Jefferson?
(a) His political career.
(b) His stint as governor.
(c) His marriage to Martha.
(d) His relationship with Sally Hemings.

3. What happens to Martha Wales Jefferson several months after the birth of their daughter Lucy Elizabeth?
(a) She becomes pregnant with their fourth child.
(b) She dies.
(c) She becomes ill but recovers.
(d) She tells Jefferson she is not having anymore of his children.

4. What does Ellis call flexibility and others might call hypocrisy?
(a) His opinion on slavery.
(b) His relationship with women other than his wife.
(c) Jefferson's dexterity to tailor his writings for a specific audience.
(d) His relationship with King George III.

5. On what are several of Jefferson's arguments based?
(a) The history of monarchies.
(b) Truths.
(c) Historical facts.
(d) Untruths.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Abigail Adams encourage Jefferson to do, regarding his daughter Maria?

2. Why do many men of Jefferson's time refuse to own slaves?

3. What does Jefferson expect his slave to learn while in France?

4. Who are the other two ambassadors in France?

5. What does Jefferson study in college?

Short Essay Questions

1. What three articles is he known for writing?

2. What happens to Virginia under Jefferson's guidance?

3. What are two of Jefferson's untruths in his pamphlets?

4. What story does Jefferson glamorize to benefit himself?

5. What impression does Jefferson's arrival in Paris give the French?

6. How does Jefferson receive advice from Abigail Adams while he is in France?

7. Where is the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings a topic?

8. What is Jefferson's ideal Utopian society?

9. Why does Madison let Jefferson know that his name is being put forth as the Republican Party's candidate for president through coded letters?

10. Why does Martha force Jefferson to promise to never remarry?

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