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

2. What is a constant that an elected official must understand?
(a) That once elected, the official is no longer responsible to the constituency.
(b) He or she will never hear from the constituency until election day.
(c) He or she is under scrutiny by the constituency.
(d) The media will not report anything the elected official does not want made public.

3. For what prestigious university did Adams once work as a professor?
(a) Princeton.
(b) Dartmouth.
(c) Yale.
(d) Harvard.

4. What were Benton's most effective weapons as a fighter?
(a) Friends and relatives.
(b) Guns and canons.
(c) Knives and bull whips.
(d) Wit and sarcasm.

5. In terms of service in office of both father and son, what similarity set them apart from presidents before and after them?
(a) Both father and son served during wartime.
(b) Neither father nor son served out a full term in office.
(c) Both father and son served three terms in office.
(d) Neither father nor son served a second term in office.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the first son of a former president to become president of the U.S.?

2. What occurred during a duel that gave Benton a reputation as something of a thug?

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

4. What is the first pressure of Americans that keeps them from acting courageously according to Kennedy?

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

(see the answer key)

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