1. In which colony
was Thomas Jefferson born?
2. Which of the following
countries does NOT figure in to Jefferson's line of descent?
3. How old was Jefferson
when his father died?
4. Where did Jefferson
5. What was Jefferson's
6. How old was Jefferson
when first named to the House of Burgesses?
7. What was the name
of the house that Jefferson constructed on his estate?
8. What was the name
of Jefferson's wife?
9. What was the title
of Jefferson's first published document?
10. Which of Jefferson's
associates famously uttered, "Give me liberty or give me death!"
11. Where was the
Second Continental Congress held?
12. Which of the
following institutions was NOT attacked by Jefferson in his legislative
proposals to the Virginia Assembly?
13. When did Jefferson
become governor of Virginia?
14. What foreign
power played the strongest role in helping American forces defeat
the British in the Revolutionary War?
15. What was the
main reason for the Virginia Assembly's investigation of Jefferson
16. Which man was
NOT one of Jefferson's close associates during his years in Paris?
17. What was Jefferson's
title in the Washington administration?
18. Who was Jefferson's
chief rival in the Washington administration?
19. What was the
name of the party that organized behind Jefferson's political principles?
20. The presidential
race of which year did not involve Thomas Jefferson as a candidate?
21. What were the
years of Jefferson's presidency?
22. What subversive
document did Jefferson author while Vice President of the United
23. What controversial
doctrine formulated by Jefferson was later taken up by Southern
24. In what city
did Jefferson serve his two terms as President?
25. What was Jefferson's
philosophy of entertaining at dinner parties known as?
26. Who served as
Jefferson's Secretary of Treasury?
27. Which state entered
the Union during Jefferson's first term as President?
28. What legal principle
was established in the Marbury v. Madison decision?
29. What Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court antagonized Jefferson throughout his presidency?
30. What North African
principality did the United States engage in an extended war with?
31. Who ruled France
during Jefferson's presidency?
32. The United States
aided France in their attempt to suppress a slave revolt in which
33. What crucial
Mississippi River port city did Jefferson stake his fortunes on?
34. For how much
did the United States purchase the Louisiana Territory?
35. From whom did
the United States purchase the Louisiana Territory?
36. Who served as
Jefferson's Vice President during his second term in office?
37. Which future
political leader was NOT involved in Burr's conspiracy to secede
from the United States?
38. What official
eventually betrayed the purpose of Burr's conspiracy to Jefferson?
39. Which statement
established Napoleon's claim to French dominance in European seaports?
40. Which British
frigate attacked the American ship Chesapeake?
41. What American
policy suspended all trade with European Nations?
42. What fellow Virginian
was one of Jefferson's harshest critics during his second administration?
43. Who immediately
succeeded Jefferson as President?
44. What was the
major curse that plagued Jefferson in his retirement?
45. What was the
name of Jefferson's second home?
46. What institution
of higher learning did Jefferson play a founding role in?
47. What personal
collection did Jefferson sell to help relieve a portion of his
48. How old was Jefferson
when he wrote his autobiography?
49. How was Jefferson's
debt eventually resolved?
50. Who famously
died on the same day as Jefferson, exactly fifty years after the
Declaration of Independence?