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

2. Under what law was President Andrew Johnson tried in the Congress?
(a) The Bill of Rights.
(b) The Articles of Impeachment.
(c) The Civilian Code.
(d) The Articles of Confederation.

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

4. 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 never let that happen to him.
(c) He accepted money and gifts but always did only what he thought was right.
(d) He felt he was entitled to extra benefits for his service to the Union.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kennedy see as Webster's moral flaw?

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

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

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

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

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