Profiles in Courage Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was so strange about Henry Clay's enlisting Webster in his cause for compromise?
(a) Clay was a republican and Webster was an independent.
(b) Webster had given many speeches opposing Henry Clay.
(c) Clay had always opposed Webster in the Senate before.
(d) Clay was from the South and Webster was from the North.

2. What does Kennedy identify as the personal tragedy and national greatness about Sen. Robert A. Taft?
(a) That he aspired to be President but his uncompromising sense of right prevented that from happening.
(b) That he would always speak out in such a way that appeared to compromise his beliefs.
(c) That he got his party's nomination three times but never won a Presidential election.
(d) That his father had been President but he had no such ambitions.

3. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?
(a) He thought the German war criminals should be tried in America.
(b) He advocated letting the Isralies try the German war criminals.
(c) He had supported the Germans during WWII.
(d) He believed the crimes were being tried under an ex post facto law which he felt was unconstitutional and un-American.

4. What view did Webster take that made him unpopular with abolitionists?
(a) He would not address the subject of slavery because he though it would just go away.
(b) He refused to argue against salvery when he went to the Southern states.
(c) He did not feel that being a part of a Union that allowed slavery in some territories a viable alternative.
(d) He was a strong supporter of the Union and believed compromise on slavery was more important than breaking up the nation.

5. Why was Ross targeted for surveillance and harassment before the Johnson trial.
(a) He was using his secret to gain political notariety.
(b) Both sides believed he was weak willed.
(c) Stanton thought he could intimidate Ross with his military connections.
(d) He kept silent on how he might vote.

Short Answer Questions

1. What opinion did Taft share with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas?

2. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?

3. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?

4. How many votes were needed to convict the President?

5. To whom was Ross compared in a Kansas newspaper editorial?

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