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. According to Kennedy, what makes it difficult to recognize courageous acts when they do occur?
(a) Self interest that only looks like courage.
(b) Business concerns and the competition for attention from the public.
(c) The secrecy of most courageous acts.
(d) Media bias one way or the other.

2. Besides appearing to be disloyal to his father when he aligned himself with Jefferson's politics, what other problem arose for John Quincey Adams?
(a) He was forced to change political parties and lose his seniority.
(b) Disillusionment of his party when he broke with them and voted with Jefferson.
(c) He lost his political influence for many months.
(d) His mother becaue distraught that her son and husband did not agree.

3. 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 used everything he collected for his favorite charities.
(d) He published his gifts in the newspaper.

4. What was one argument Webster made for compromising on the question of slavery?
(a) Slavery would eventually dry up because there were fewer traders.
(b) If the Union divided, slavery might even become stronger in the Southern states.
(c) World opinion would eventually settle the question.
(d) Northerns would be able to have slaves legally.

5. What does Kennedy identify as the second pressure that prevents courageous deeds by elected officials.
(a) The need to publish a book.
(b) The need to get more education.
(c) The need to travel the world.
(d) The need to get re-elected.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Daniel Webster known for during his lifetime?

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

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

4. How did Daniel Webster describe and define himself?

5. How did Benton's reputation for being crazy become problematic to his opponents?

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