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. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?
(a) He viewed it as a short-term compromise.
(b) He thought it would give him power to run for President.
(c) He believed that compromise would eventually lead to abolition.
(d) He wanted to bring the prospect of Civil War to a head.

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

3. What was Johnson's purpose as President that caused him problems with the Radical Republicans?
(a) His purpose was to carry out Lincoln's reconstruction plans.
(b) His purpose was to see that the Southern States were severely punished.
(c) His purpose was to get re-elected President for a full term.
(d) His purpose was to establish a political stronghold for himself.

4. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.
(a) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.
(b) He wanted the publicity.
(c) He had taken the oath of impartiality.
(d) He thought it was all a big joke.

5. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?
(a) The Independence Day speech.
(b) The Christmas Day speech.
(c) The First of January speech.
(d) The Seventh of March speech.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kennedy identify as the personal tragedy and national greatness about Sen. Robert A. Taft?

2. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?

3. What view did Webster take that made him unpopular with abolitionists?

4. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?

5. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?

(see the answer key)

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