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. 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 had taken the oath of impartiality.
(c) He wanted the publicity.
(d) He thought it was all a big joke.

2. What does Kennedy see as Webster's moral flaw?
(a) Webster was a compulsive gambler.
(b) Webster was an alcoholic and often lost track of time.
(c) Webster had many affairs his wife did not know about.
(d) Webster had no compunction against taking money for political favors.

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

4. 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 on to serve on the Supreme Court.
(d) They both went to the same university.

5. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?
(a) Four.
(b) Six.
(c) Ten.
(d) Fourteen.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How many votes were needed to convict the President?

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

(see the answer key)

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