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. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?
(a) The moral question of accepting money and gifts for Webster was not an issue for him.
(b) He accepted money and gifts but always did only what he thought was right.
(c) He felt he was entitled to extra benefits for his service to the Union.
(d) He never let that happen to him.

2. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?
(a) 4,000.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 299.
(d) 157.

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

4. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?
(a) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(b) Webster appointed his relatives to Senate jobs.
(c) Businesses who benefited from his help paid off his debts so he could remain in the senate.
(d) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What act of courage marked the Presidency of Robert A. Taft's father, William Howard Taft?

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

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

4. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.

5. What effect did Webster's three-hour-long speech in the Senate have in 1850?

(see the answer key)

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