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The 3rd US President
"Thomas Jefferson was a very complicated and interesting man. How much do you know about him? Note: All information in this quiz can be found at www.monticello.org."
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Jefferson is famous for having a long-time affair with one of his slaves, an affair which produced several illegitimate children. What was this woman's name?
Although Thomas Jefferson eventually wrote the Declaration of Independence, who did he think was better qualified for the job?
Thomas Jefferson is the founder of which college?
College of William and Mary
University of Virginia
How did Thomas Jefferson's wife die?
complications from childbirth
Thomas Jefferson held three elected offices during his lifetime. What were they?
Governor, Vice-President and President
Governor, Senator and President
President, Senator and Congressman
President, Vice-President and Senator
Jefferson also held many un-elected but prominent positions in society. One of these was a position as a Cabinet member. Which Cabinet post did Jefferson fill?
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of the Treasury
Thomas Jefferson served as a Commissioner and Minister of which European country?
Why did Thomas Jefferson resign as George Washington's Secretary of State?
He insulted the President
He supported the French Revolution
He moved to France
He became ill and was forced to return to Monticello
Thomas Jefferson did not actually win the most votes in the election of 1800.
Besides outliving his wife, how many of Jefferson's children died before their father?
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