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 Ross' military experience?
(a) The Union Army and the Union Navy.
(b) The Republic of Texas Army and the Union Army.
(c) The Kansas Free State Army and the Union Army.
(d) The Ohio Militia and the Confederate Army.

2. What does Kennedy say was a liability about Webster's immense popularity with both sides of the political spectrum?
(a) People rarely took him seriously because of his ability to argue both sides.
(b) He had the ability to disappoint twice as many people than most elected officials.
(c) He was a politician of popular opinion rather than high principles.
(d) Being popular made it difficult for him to compromise.

3. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?
(a) As a writer of fiction.
(b) As a particularly eloquent speaker.
(c) As a squeaky voiced speaker.
(d) As a politician who opposed any kind of compromise.

4. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?
(a) They supported him wholeheartedly.
(b) It drew their wrath.
(c) They were proud of their native son.
(d) They thought he should run for President.

5. What did Robert A. Taft have in common with John Quincey Adams?
(a) Both of their fathers had served as President of the USA.
(b) They were both Quakers.
(c) They both went to the same university.
(d) They both went on to serve on the Supreme Court.

Short Answer Questions

1. Taft supported education, health, housing, and other welfare programs against his normal conservative Republicanism. Why?

2. To what does Kennedy ascribe as half the power of Webster?

3. What was one argument Webster made for compromising on the question of slavery?

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

5. What memorable line did the Toledo BLADE print about Taft after he decried the Nuremberg trials?

(see the answer key)

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