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

2. 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 did not feel that being a part of a Union that allowed slavery in some territories a viable alternative.
(c) He was a strong supporter of the Union and believed compromise on slavery was more important than breaking up the nation.
(d) He refused to argue against salvery when he went to the Southern states.

3. Why were the Radical Republicans happy to see Edmund G. Ross come to the Senate?
(a) He had spoken out for Lincoln's reconstruction ideas.
(b) He was a moderate who opposed slave states but owned slaves himself.
(c) He was adamantly against slavery and had worked hard for abolition.
(d) He was inexperienced in politics and the Senators could control him.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Taft speak out against the War Crimes Trials and the Nuremberg Trials?

3. How did Webster's constituents view his stand on compromise with the slave states?

4. Of the 54 Senator in Congress, how many were openly opposed to the impeachment?

5. What does Kennedy say was a liability about Webster's immense popularity with both sides of the political spectrum?

(see the answer key)

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