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 addition to being the first Senator from Missouri, what other first did Benton achieve?
(a) First Senator to change political parties.
(b) First Senator to serve 30 years in the Senate.
(c) First politician to support Martin Van Buren.
(d) First politician to have a duel.

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

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

4. Who was the butcher of New Orleans who was the chief prosecutor in Johnson's impeachment trial?
(a) Gen. Benjamin F. Butler.
(b) Gen. Robert E. Lee.
(c) Gen William Tecumseh Sherman.
(d) Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What questionable arrangement kept Webster in the Senate when he was about to resign?

2. Where did Houston say he wanted it written that he loved his country, he was a patriot, and he was devoted to the Union.

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

4. What issue caused Benton finally to begin losing popularity in Missouri?

5. What was Webster's justification for accepting political gifts and money?

(see the answer key)

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