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 act of courage marked the Presidency of Robert A. Taft's father, William Howard Taft?
(a) Pushing for more and more farm subsidies.
(b) Standing by his Secretary of the Interior against opposition from Pinchot and Roosevelt.
(c) Denouncing Woodrow Wilson for his mishandling of WWI.
(d) Forecasting that America would go to war with Germany and Japan.

2. Why did the six Republicans say they would not vote to convict President Johnson?
(a) They said they didn't need to vote because there was a 36 majority anyway.
(b) They came from conservative states.
(c) They said some Prepblicans should vote no to make the party look unbiased.
(d) They said the evidence was not sufficient.

3. Who was the butcher of New Orleans who was the chief prosecutor in Johnson's impeachment trial?
(a) Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
(b) Gen. Robert E. Lee.
(c) Gen William Tecumseh Sherman.
(d) Gen. Benjamin F. Butler.

4. What measure did Henry Clay enlist Webster to help with?
(a) The Great Compromise of 1850.
(b) Speaches warning about Abraham Lincoln's political ambitions.
(c) Clay's bid for re-election.
(d) Re-writing the Bill of Rights to include slavery.

5. Why was it so surprising to the Radical Republicans that Ross would not announce his vote before the trial began?
(a) The senior Senator from Kansas was for convicting Johnson.
(b) Because he was from Kansas, they thought he would not vote against his constituents.
(c) He had been anti-Johnson for many years.
(d) Roos' history was one of anti-slavery and against the southern states.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was so strange about Henry Clay's enlisting Webster in his cause for compromise?

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

4. How many tickets were printed up for seats during the Johnson Impeachment Trial?

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

(see the answer key)

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