Profiles in Courage Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What advantage do minority special interest groups have to influence elected officials?
(a) Being articulate and able to sway the public.
(b) Being able to get medial coverage without a budget.
(c) Being watchdogs on everything the official does.
(d) Not needing money to get their message across.

3. What does Kennedy suggest prevents a lot of people from acting courageously?
(a) Not enough education about courage.
(b) Social and public pressures.
(c) Averice and greed.
(d) Fear of the unknown.

4. What metaphor does Kennedy use to describe the relationship between the elected official and the electorate?
(a) A coach-team relationship.
(b) A lawyer-client relationship.
(c) A doctor-patient relationship.
(d) A father-child relationship.

5. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?
(a) As a writer of fiction.
(b) As a politician who opposed any kind of compromise.
(c) As a particularly eloquent speaker.
(d) As a squeaky voiced speaker.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did one reporter categorize elected officials?

2. What were Benton's most effective weapons as a fighter?

3. Why was Webster not bothered by what many would consider as bribes?

4. What is Kennedy's third pressure that he feels is the most damaging?

5. What is a constant that an elected official must understand?

(see the answer key)

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