Profiles in Courage Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?
(a) He considered them gifts from God and from voters or constituents who Webster believed were created in God's image.
(b) He shared the gifts with other Senators and Congressmen.
(c) He published his gifts in the newspaper.
(d) He used everything he collected for his favorite charities.

2. What famous speech did Lamar give in Congress?
(a) An eloquent eulogy for Charles Sumner.
(b) Give me liberty of give me death speech.
(c) The case for Confederacy speech.
(d) The Stars and Stripes speech.

3. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?
(a) He never let that happen to him.
(b) The moral question of accepting money and gifts for Webster was not an issue for 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.

4. What earned Houston the name of traitor and pro-Abolitionist?
(a) His vote against the Missouri compromise.
(b) His support of President Lincoln.
(c) His friendship with Senator Calhoun.
(d) His vote against the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.

5. What is the irony of Houston's defending the Northerner's rights to abolition?
(a) Houston owned slaves himself.
(b) Houston opposed slavery except in the South.
(c) Houston was a slave to the Cherokee.
(d) Houston disliked all Yankees.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Kennedy assess the failure of both Adams presidencies to produce second terms?

2. What was one of Benton's favorite sayings about himself?

3. What metaphoric comparison does Kennedy make to John Quincey Adams' Puritanism?

4. After Lamar toured Mississippi to discuss his reasons for voting the way he did, how did the people react?

5. What was it about Benton that inspired the approval of his Missouri constituency?

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