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John Adams

3.6
(17 votes)
10 questions
English
1

What was John Adams' home town?

Hard  14% got this right

2

What was Adams' profession?

Lawyer

Merchant

Publisher

Sailor

Hard  32% got this right

Adams practiced law in Boston for 12 years and served briefly in the state legislature of Massachusetts.
3

What was Adams’ role in the trials against British soldiers involved in the 1770 ”Boston massacre”?

Attourney

Judge

Jury

Prosecutor

Hard  34% got this right

successfully defended British soldiers against murder charges.
4

What’s the name of John Adams’ cousin, also a founding father?

Samuel Adams

Isaac Adams

Platt Adams

Thomas Adams

57% got this right

Samuel Adams has given name to a popular brand of beer.
5

What was Adams' role during the war of independence?

Diplomat in Europe

Attorney General

Chief of staff

Commander-in-Chief

Hard  19% got this right

During his stay in the Netherlands, he arranged for important loans to help fund the war effort.
6

Adams helped negotiate the peace treaty that ended the war of independence. Where was the treaty negotiated and signed?

Hard  4% got this right

The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 by representatives of Great Britain and the USA including Adams.
7

Adams devoted much of his presidency to avoiding war with what country?

France

Great Britain

Mexico

Spain

44% got this right

After the revolution overthrew the French royalty, the United States refused to pay its debt. This angered France.
8

What was Adams' role during Washington's presidency?

Vice President

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Secretary of the Treasury

50% got this right

Adams held the post for both of Washington’s terms, but he found the job boring.
9

Along with John Adams, what other former president died on July 4, 1826?

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

James Madison

James Monroe

38% got this right

It was the day of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
10

What’s the name of John Adams’ son, the 6th president of USA?

John Quincy Adams

Elmer Ellsworth Adams

Henry Cullen Adams

John Donley Adams

Easy  88% got this right

He previously served as the eighth Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825.