Early American history quiz

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by fromtheright, Oct 19, 2003.

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Which two American founders died July 4, 1826?

  1. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson

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  2. James Wilson, Patrick Henry

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  3. James Madison, John Adams

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  4. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson

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  5. Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry

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  6. John Hancock, Patrick Henry

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  1. fromtheright

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    I started to ask Dr. Bob for a quiz on early American history but I thought I would give it a shot myself.
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Good job, ftr! Give that man a cheroot! (Sherman T. Potter, regular army)

    Some tough questions. Whoever took it ahead of me and I agreed on every one, which is really scarey!

    Keep up the good work . . and its perfectly fine to post the quiz right here on the History Forum.
     
  3. rsr

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    I think I misvoted on No. 3; really should read more closely. It's not like this is a timed event.

    How come I feel like I'm back in the classroom every time I come to the history forum?
     
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    Thanks much, Dr. Bob. I think I'm probably rather notorious for posting awfully worded/questioned polls. This time I actually thought a little more about it. As we've discussed before, that period of history is one of my real passions so it was a lot of fun. I'm going to try to post some others.

    And you, rsr, sit back down at your desk! :D :D
     
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    Yes, teacher. :D

    Have you read Jeff Shaara's novels on the Revolution? I bought The Glorious Cause while on vacation and thought it was pretty well done. A quibble: His descrption of Washington's encounter with Charles Lee after Monmouth seems to be weak. I think he captured a good deal of Washington's character, but I think he short-changed him on temper.

    Can we talk about Aaron Burr? Can we? Can we?

    Sorry. I am laying aside my No. 2 pencil so that the tests can be collected. Sorry for the scratchings in the margin of my blue book.
     
  6. Taufgesinnter

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    So far, people appear to be doing really well.

    I just wanted to throw in the monkey wrench of reminding people:

    The "Anti-federalists" were federalists.
    The "Federalists" were anti-federalists (i.e., nationalists).

    "Nationalist" sounded bad, and "Federalist" sounded good, so the nationalists labeled themselves "Federalists" before the real federalists knew what hit them, and the federalists lost the ratification battles (and got their place in history) being named as opponents of what they believed in and advocated.

    What sad irony, that! :eek:
     
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    Equally eerily, I voted same as everyone else, except for the Federalist Papers authors whom I am pretty darn sure were Adams, Madison and Jay. I seem to remember it was thanks to Jay that you got us pesky Brits finally booted out of the Old West in 1795.

    Adams' last words on Independence Day 1826 were "Thomas Jefferson survives"; Jefferson however had died a few hours earlier at Monticello.

    Yours in Christ

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  8. fromtheright

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    rsr,

    I'm afraid you'll have to make up the Aaron Burr test, I'm very weak in that department, except for the guy who was killed in the duel (don't want to ruin that as a test question for you).

    No, I haven't read Shaara. I tried reading his father (?)'s Killer Angels but having seen Gettysburg ruined it for me, it was too much like reading the script.


    Taufgesinnter, the thing that strikes me most about the anti-Federalists is how much they contributed to American constitutionalism. I've often wondered, though, how we would be a different country if Wilson's and Madison's (initial) attitude that the a Bill of Rights is unnecessary had prevailed.

    Matt, I'll leave alone the Federalist author question until the test is over. I didn't put a time limit on it but thought I would give it a few more days.
     
  9. Dan Todd

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    Guessed on a couple of them - waiting for the answers!!

    Dan
     
  10. Clay Knick

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    Good questions about an important
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    You guys did great! Here are the answers:

    1. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson.
    Someone tell the Brit in the back of the class not to yell out the answers during the test! :D

    2. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay.

    3. Federalists and anti-Federalists.

    4. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison.

    5. Rhode Island and North Carolina.
     

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