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Trivia Quiz - John Adams: 2nd U.S. President, Part 2


What do you know about John Adams, second U.S. President?

Quiz Number: 3996
Date Submitted: August 07, 2011
Quiz Categories: American Presidents, American Revolutionary War, World Leaders, American Vice Presidents
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 65 percent
Times Taken: 162 times
Taken by Registered Users: 9
Quiz is about: John Adams

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1. To what did John Adams equate the Vice Presidency of the U.S.?
  A.   2nd most powerful position in the world
  B.   a pitcher of warm spit
  C.   an honor and a privilege
  D.   as an understudy position

2. What group did attorney John Adams defend in court in Boston (circa 1770)?
  A.   tax collectors collecting the Stamp Tax fees
  B.   British soldiers that were accused in the Boston Massacre
  C.   the Minutemen in Concord and Lexington
  D.   Benedict Arnold and his cohorts

3. Who did Adams put in charge of the military when war with France seemed imminent?
  A.   James Madison
  B.   Thomas Gage
  C.   Alexander Hamiliton
  D.   George Washington

4. What political party did John Adams claim?
  A.   Federalist
  B.   Democrat-Republican
  C.   Democrat
  D.   Whig

5. Who went to France with Adams to craft the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War?
  A.   Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson
  B.   Thomas Jefferson and John Jay
  C.   Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin
  D.   Benjamin Franklin and John Jay

6. What did Adams do when confronted with the XYZ Affair?
  A.   released the bribe letter from the French to the public
  B.   threatened Jefferson with exposure of his illegitimate children
  C.   submitted the bribery letter to Congress for payment
  D.   declared war on France

7. What "founding father" died the same day as John Adams?
  A.   Benjamin Franklin
  B.   Thomas Jefferson
  C.   Alexander Hamilton
  D.   George Washington

8. Who was the Vice President under Adams?
  A.   Thomas Jefferson
  B.   Aaron Burr
  C.   Alexander Hamilton
  D.   James Madison

9. On what document was Adams a co-author for the original draft?
  A.   The Declaration of Independence
  B.   The US Constitution
  C.   The Bill of Rights
  D.   The Stamp Taxes

10. What general did Adams nominate as the Commander-in-Chief during the Revolutionary War?
  A.   Israel Putnam
  B.   Alexander Hamilton
  C.   George Washington
  D.   Francis Marion


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