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  • 1. 

    What number president was Thomas Jefferson?

    • A.

      2nd

    • B.

      4th

    • C.

      5th

    • D.

      3rd

    Correct Answer
    D. 3rd
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States. He served as president from 1801 to 1809. After George Washington and John Adams, Jefferson was elected as the 3rd president in 1800. He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and played a significant role in shaping the early years of the United States.

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  • 2. 

    Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, did indeed die on the Fourth of July. Jefferson passed away on July 4, 1826, the same day as John Adams, another Founding Father and the second President of the United States. This coincidence of their deaths on the anniversary of the country's independence has made July 4th a significant date in American history.

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  • 3. 

    Thomas Jefferson was credited for the _______________ Purchase.

    Correct Answer
    Louisiana
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was credited for the Louisiana Purchase. This refers to the acquisition of the Louisiana territory from France in 1803. Jefferson, who was the President of the United States at the time, negotiated the purchase with French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States and opened up vast new territories for exploration and settlement. It also secured control of the Mississippi River and the important port of New Orleans. Jefferson's leadership and decision to pursue the Louisiana Purchase had a significant impact on the expansion and development of the United States.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of Thomas Jefferson's house estate?

    • A.

      Monticello

    • B.

      The White House

    • C.

      Mount Vernon

    • D.

      Rock Castle

    Correct Answer
    A. Monticello
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson's house estate was named Monticello.

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  • 5. 

    Thomas Jefferson was the 2nd Secretary of State in the United States.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was not the 2nd Secretary of State in the United States. He served as the 1st Secretary of State under President George Washington from 1790 to 1793. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 6. 

    Thomas Jefferson was the Governor of what state?

    • A.

      Maryland

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      North Carolina

    • D.

      Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    B. Virginia
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was the Governor of Virginia because he was born in Virginia and spent most of his political career in the state. He served as the Governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781, during the American Revolution. Jefferson later went on to become the third President of the United States.

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  • 7. 

    Thomas Jefferson was the ambassador to this European country

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson served as the ambassador to France during his time as a diplomat. He was appointed by President George Washington in 1785 and served until 1789. Jefferson played a significant role in strengthening the relationship between the United States and France, particularly during the French Revolution. He developed close connections with influential French figures and gained valuable insights into European politics and culture during his time as ambassador.

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  • 8. 

    Thomas Jefferson drafted the __________________.

    Correct Answer
    Declaration of Independence
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. This document was written in 1776 and declared the thirteen American colonies to be independent from British rule. Jefferson, along with a committee of four other men, was tasked with drafting the document. He is credited with writing the majority of the text, which outlined the colonists' grievances against the British crown and asserted their right to self-governance. The Declaration of Independence is considered one of the most important documents in American history and serves as the foundation for the principles of liberty and equality in the United States.

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  • 9. 

    Thomas Jefferson was only elected to one term in office as President.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was actually elected to two terms in office as President. He served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. This is evident from historical records and his significant contributions during his presidency, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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  • 10. 

    In 1804, Thomas Jefferson sent whom to explore the West?

    • A.

      Pocohantus

    • B.

      Lewis and Clark

    • C.

      Sacagawea

    • D.

      James Madison

    Correct Answer
    B. Lewis and Clark
    Explanation
    Lewis and Clark were sent by Thomas Jefferson in 1804 to explore the West. They led the Corps of Discovery expedition, which aimed to map and explore the newly acquired western territory of the United States. Sacagawea, a Shoshone woman, played a crucial role as an interpreter and guide during their journey. Pocahontas and James Madison were not involved in this expedition.

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  • 11. 

    Thomas Jefferson founded _____________ as the first United States Military Academy.

    Correct Answer
    West Point
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson founded West Point as the first United States Military Academy.

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  • 12. 

    As his last great deed to the country, Thomas Jefferson founded what university?

    • A.

      University of Maryland

    • B.

      University of Pittsburg

    • C.

      University of Virginia

    • D.

      University of New Hampshire

    Correct Answer
    C. University of Virginia
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia as his last great deed to the country. He believed that education was essential for a functioning democracy and wanted to establish a public university that would provide quality education to the citizens. The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 and is known for its prestigious academic programs, historic architecture, and commitment to public service.

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  • 13. 

    Thomas Jefferson is on what coin?

    • A.

      Penny

    • B.

      Dime

    • C.

      Quarter

    • D.

      Nickel

    Correct Answer
    D. Nickel
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel coin.

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  • 14. 

    Thomas Jefferson died on what aniversary of the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      50th

    • B.

      75th

    • C.

      40th

    • D.

      25th

    Correct Answer
    A. 50th
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. This means that he passed away exactly 50 years after the Declaration was signed. It is significant because Jefferson was one of the primary authors of the Declaration and played a crucial role in the formation of the United States. His death on this anniversary serves as a reminder of his contributions to the country's founding and the enduring legacy of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 15. 

    Thomas Jefferson was born and died in the state of _________________.

    Correct Answer
    Virginia
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was born and died in the state of Virginia. He was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia, and passed away on July 4, 1826, at his plantation, Monticello, in Virginia. Jefferson had a deep connection to Virginia throughout his life, serving as the Governor of Virginia, representing the state in the Continental Congress, and later retiring to his beloved Monticello. His association with Virginia makes it the correct answer to the question.

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