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 many votes were needed to convict the President?
(a) 54.
(b) 40.
(c) 66.
(d) 36.

2. 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 inexperienced in politics and the Senators could control him.
(c) He was a moderate who opposed slave states but owned slaves himself.
(d) He was adamantly against slavery and had worked hard for abolition.

3. How did Taft's candor cause him to lose his party's nomination for President?
(a) People thought you could not trust a man like that.
(b) His answers were always truthful and very often blunt.
(c) He did not always say exactly what he meant.
(d) His candor caused him to be overly tactful.

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

5. Why was Webster a leader in the North prior to the Civil War?
(a) He had strong views against slavery.
(b) He could out talk his opponents.
(c) He was older than any other politician.
(d) He knew all the words in the dictionary.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?

3. What characteristic of Sen. Taft did Kennedy suggest might best be judged after many years?

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

5. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?

(see the answer key)

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