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. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?
(a) The Independence Day speech.
(b) The Seventh of March speech.
(c) The Christmas Day speech.
(d) The First of January speech.

2. 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 appointed his relatives to Senate jobs.
(c) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(d) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.

3. On what basis did Edmund G. Ross claim his right not to decide until all the evidence was presented against Johnson.
(a) He wanted the publicity.
(b) He thought it was all a big joke.
(c) He was trying to get bribe money for his vote.
(d) He had taken the oath of impartiality.

4. What famous piece of legislation bears Robert A. Taft's name?
(a) The Taft-Hartley Act.
(b) The Taft Health Plan.
(c) The Taft Welfare Act.
(d) The Taft Education Manifesto.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?

4. What did Robert A. Taft have in common with John Quincey Adams?

5. How had President Johnson come to power?

(see the answer key)

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