Profiles in Courage Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In PROFILES IN COURAGE, what does John F. Kennedy fear the American public has forgotten?
(a) What courage actually is.
(b) How to tell if a man is honest.
(c) The basic principles our country was founded on.
(d) Where to look for courage in a politician.

2. Why did George Norris decide to go against his constituents and vote according to his conscience?
(a) He felt that his constituents were being led by the alarmist press.
(b) It was his purpose to run for President in the next general election.
(c) He was convinced that it was the only way for him to get publicity.
(d) He said that just voting as he was told required no patriotism, no education, and no courage.

3. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?
(a) Webster lied under oath in a Senate hearing.
(b) Webster was offered a bfribe which he nearly accepted.
(c) Webster appointed his relatives to Senate jobs.
(d) Businesses who benefited from his help paid off his debts so he could remain in the senate.

4. What was Ross' military experience?
(a) The Union Army and the Union Navy.
(b) The Republic of Texas Army and the Union Army.
(c) The Ohio Militia and the Confederate Army.
(d) The Kansas Free State Army and the Union Army.

5. What Webster speech in the Senate became known by the date it was given?
(a) The Christmas Day speech.
(b) The First of January speech.
(c) The Seventh of March speech.
(d) The Independence Day speech.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two bills did Houston support that made him unpopular in the South?

2. What is ironic about Texas secession on March 2?

3. How many other Republicans lost their careers by standing with Ross against the impeachment of President Johnson?

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

5. How did Webster view the Compromise of 1850 in terms of his anti-slavery convictions?

(see the answer key)

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